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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1291) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Reddish brown with a good pale head. Aroma is cherry, strawberry, berry jam. Full bodied, tart on the palate with a great fruitiness. Flavours are sour cherries and strawberries, dates, honey. Yum

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (963) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Hog shack bottle share. Cloudy burnt amber and big bubble cap. Aroma of funky socks, sour cherry, wood. Taste is sweet and tart. Very well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014

Draught @ CBC 2014 [ Green Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Westbrook Mr. Chipper ].
Clear medium to dark red color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, wood, light to moderate yeasty, tart fruit - berry, wood tart. Flavour is moderate sweet and light acidic with a long duration, tart berry, wood, oude bruin alike. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20140503]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8759) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, big thanks to Manny G himself, 28/06/14. Murky chestnut brown/amber with a moderate beige covering. Nose is bitter dark fruit mash, light must, tangy stoned fruit peel, light dirt rinse, dry rot, rotting orchard and apple core, light dankness. Taste comprises tangy red berries, toffee apple, tarte fruit skins, sticky dates, light dank wood tones, mature dark fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tarte fruit close with subtle puckerings. Solid Flemish Red, fairly mellow and easy to drink, good balance and not too acidic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6933) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6232) - 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.
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6267) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2752) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11277) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1398) - 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.


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