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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from unknown via Will P. Bottled 11/4/13. Pours a reddish brown, little to no head. Aroma pie cherries, oak, tannins. Finish slightly tart, green apples, chocolate chips. Good but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (469) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle-pours a deep brown, reddish color. Aroma is tart with that funky smell. Taste is not very sour, has some sweetness. I can taste the aged aspect. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4536) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
Clear reddish colour, off-white head. Malty aroma, caramel, wood, light fruit, light yeast. Malty sweet flavour, light acidic, tart berry, wood, indeed reminding of Oud Bruin. Finish berries, tart wood, light cherry.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle... Pours hazy and burnt-orange with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma is a collective swirl of caramel, oak, sour cherries and dustiness. Full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is lightly tart and fruity with a small splash of dry, acidic, red wine. Tart, mildly raspy, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1254) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
(Bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 19 2014) Pours a clear dark amber-red with a small white head, dissipating rapidly with no lace. Aroma has lots of tart red berries, red wine type vinousness, a large helping of oak, light vanilla, decently sour. On the palate, bright juicy red fruit with tart/sour lemon juice character, a little vinegar, light malts, tannic oak with red wine character and very subtle vanilla building in the middle. Drying and nicely acidic in the finish with wood, tart red berries, maybe a bit of yogurt?, wisp of funk. Doesn’t linger extensively on the tongue. Light to medium body feels slightly watery with average, prickly carb. Quite a berry driven Flanders red with pretty prominent oak from long ageing. Maybe a bit light, but fruit and wood do mask that. Pretty elegant, like a sour gamay noir for sipping.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6525) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
From a bottle (bomber), courtesy of _angst_. Cloudy amber, low white head. Fruity aroma with some red berries, soft vinegar notes. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle bought through craftbeer.se. Pours hazy reddish brown with a frothy offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour and malty with dark bread, lemon juice, cherries, moist wood, hay, dry soil, barnyard and lemon zest. Taste is sour and malty with bread, caramel, lemon juice, yoghurt, sour cherries, moist hay, dry soil, barnyard and lemon zest. mouthfeel is soft, dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour with bread, lemon juice, yoghurt, cherries, moist hay, dry soil, barnyard and lemon zest. Solid sour red.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottled, rusty red color with soapy foam head, woody tannic nose and soft rustic fruit body, great carb, finish could be a little tighter but excellent overall

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (12561) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle @ZZTX. Deep amber color. Vinous aroma, soft red fruit and hints of vinegar. Mellowed sour beer with red fruit, vinegar and vinous notes. Caramel. Surprisingly short aftertaste. A bigger finish would get this beer the 4+.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (6678) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X, small sample, thanks all for sharing! Hazy reddish color, short head. Aroma is fruity, slight tart, bit funky. Bit sweet in taste, bit sour. Great refreshing fruity sour in between the RIS madness.

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