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RATINGS: 87   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15092) - , 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4880) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2002) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Clear red/brown - white head. Sourness, acid, rubber, wine, grapes, red berries, ok wooden, citris, winegar, wine tannns, some yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3417) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 30, 2014
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 4th Session. Pours deep red with a beige head, aroma of lemon and vinegar, flavor of fruits, lemon and vinegar, medium bodied. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11131) - DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
Tap @ CBC, 14. Dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is malt, yeast, dark fruits, vinegar and sour fruits. Flavour is malt, fruit, dark fruits, yeast, sour fruits, vinegar, little dry, brett and medium sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2051) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Des notes balsamiques s’évaporent rapidement et laissent des fruits rouges exubérants s’installer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1295) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle sy Babas, STOCKHOLM.small beige head. Lactic acidity aroma with some. Wood- höjd. Fine Blend of acidity and red fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4025) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
Tap sample at CBC 2014 - last one for this year, which has been a great festival. :-) Dark slightly hazy amber-red body, small white head. Aroma is mild lactic acid tones, balsamic, wood, hints of caramel and mild toffee. Taste is sour lactic tones, wood, mild balsamic, red berries and hints of grass. Medium body and carbonation. Nice yet quite plain and mellow Flemish red.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (3288) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
hazy chestnut, large bubbled white ring with lightly oily cap. Earthy, rindy nose, heavy brown sugar reminiscent of a soft sour brown with too much yeast. More brown sugar at front palate, slightest acetic berries add brightness, metallic lime juice across mid before foamy earth and dates in the sour brown finish. Soft profile lets errors survive but decently balanced.


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