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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to MannyG. It pours deep red with a small yellow-white head. The nose is soft, wood, red berry, vanilla, jam and fruit compote. The taste is soft, fruity, red berry, mild acidity, jammy action, sherbet, wood and earth with a dry, lightly tart finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Soft, fruity and pretty easy-going.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6139) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
75 cl bottle. Bottled on 04.11.2013.
Pours dark mahogany color with a small head. Extremely nice sour fruity aroma, some yeast, faint gooseberry bush, spices and some wooden notes. Not so sour palate, ripe fruits, dark berry notes, mild gooseberries and yeast. Some malty notes, earth and wood. Not as aggressive flavor as I expected but still very nice, one might call this a pleasant sour ale. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6207) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark ruby brown colour with a small head. Aroma of toasted bread, rich sour red berries, wood and some chocolate fudge. Flavour of toasted malts, biscuit, rich red berries, some sourness, mild sweetness, herbs and grass. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2692) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to rich. Pours out a amber copper topped with a white head. Nose is sour funk fruit and apple. Taste is as the nose with a nice pucker funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10904) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
CBC. Clear reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and sour fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 030514

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a nice red color with fizzy white head. Sour cherries, tartness, some dark fruits, and yeast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5796) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of sourness, oak, cherries, oak, vinegar and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3rd May 2014
CBC Session 4. Hazy amber beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and crisp. Light floralness and sourness over a little thin malt cream. Light airy finish. Nice balance. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4813) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2014
750ml bottle pours a hazy brown with some spitty, tan head. Nose has some fusel alcohol, cherry, wood pulp, a little vanillin, some jam. Flavor is fruity, tart, vanilla, mild vinegar, some pomegranate, a little wood, a little pink peppercorn. Oily, tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1961) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2014
Pours murky brown with low light tan head. Aroma of sour cherries, wood, rhubarb, grapes. Taste is medium fruit tart with sour balanced finish. Light and crisp body with average carbonation.

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