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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4297) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT 10 shared by joes. Slightly hazy alber to copper colour with a small to non-existing off-white head. Smells sourish, red fruits. Tastes red fruits, sourish, yoghi. Not bad. Medium body, nice carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4094) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
750ml bottle. Clear, reddish mahogany colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Spicy, vinegar-like aroma, sour-ish fruity notes of red berries and sour cherries, grapes. Vinous taste is dry, moderately tart, notes of wood, leather, blue grapes and their parings, sour cherries, red berries, vinegar spiciness. Very clean and balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Dark red body with a small offwhite head. Aroma of oak, sour cherries, sweet malt. Taste is tart, citrus, berries, with balancing caramel and toast, honey and hints of red wine. Quite dry and light acidic finish, with a sweet berry aftertaste. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobhund (425) - - OCT 19, 2014
Drucken på Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival. Hade väntat mig mer av denna, ingen större surhet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (898) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel and berries. Taste is of malt, caramel, citrus, fruits and a bit of oak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1478) - 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 (2603) - 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 (6211) - 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 (3965) - 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 (13304) - 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.


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