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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This traditional Flanders-style sour red ale was aged for 2.5 years in red wine barrels. It is named in honor of a very energetic cardinal who used to fly around the outside of the brewery during the first half of 2011 when this beer was originally brewed.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1400) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2014
Pours red amber no head Aromas of sour red fruits, hints of bicarbonate, green apples Taste has nice sour and sweet tones of dark fruits, green apples, grains, bicarbonate

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2457) - FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Mahogny reddish in color with a beige head. Lemon, vinegar, wooden oakyness and cherry fruityness in aroma. Light funkyness too. Nice. Tart fruityness, wild strawberry sweetness and funky notes in taste. A bit of sour notes and malty tones towards the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5921) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2014
bottle, enjoyed on train from Montreal toQuebec City. solid flanders/sour red. red wine notes, sour cherries/berries. earthy qualities. very enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (3170) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, green session. 03/05/2014. Nice amber / red coloured pour with a hal of off white head. Aroma is alcohol, phenols, apple brandy, and some caramel. Flavour is tart beerry, raspberry fruits. Crisp and drying finish with a touch of sharp acid. Straight flavours, nice and rounded.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Clear deep amber color, fluffy beige head. Aroma of floral plums, figs. Taste is sweet and sour stone fruit, dark fruit, dates, prunes. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16765) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour tart aroma with weak hints of caramel. Fruity sour tart caramel flavor. Has a fruity sour tart caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2596) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle, thanks GT2, amber pour, off white head, nose is berry, taste is tart, lots of beeries, lovely sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4645) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Keg @ Brewvival 2014. Slightly hazy deep amber pour with a small off-white head. Tart red berries, raspberry on the nose. Some old pennies and driftwood. Toasty malt. Acidic red fruit skin flavor. Toasted wood and a bit of butterscotch candy sweetness. Penny jam. Medium body, moderate carbonation. OK.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3367) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Reddish brown with off white-beige head. Aroma and taste is smooth, pleasant, nice acidity, wood, leather and red berries.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11101) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Manny G. Pours lightly hazy amber with a creamy, mellow tan head. The nose holds moderate wet wood, old dried berries, earth and leather. Light sweet flavor with some assertive acidity, tart old berries, more well-worn leather. Light to medium bodied with average, spritzy carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with good sour, leathery fruits, berried. Good stuff.


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