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RATINGS: 100   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamesthebrit (281) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
A lot of different smells... Oaky. Some red wine. Raspberry. Musty Barrely smell,. A little strawberry. Appearance is reddish brown hazy. Head retention is nice. Taste is very complex. Oaky finish. Sour. Raspberry. Strawberry. A little light almost on the taste. A hint of malt on the finish as well. I dunno. I’m having a little love hate thing. It’s good in its own right...... A subtle fruitiness but the oakiness dominates.... But maybe that makes the fruitiness more appreciable. Some plum maybe. Palate is very sour. Great flavor development. Smooth. A really interesting beer. Excited to see a sour come from a small new brewery (and more excited to be a part of something after moving to South Carolina after living in Grand Rapids with founders..) lots of great flavors. Good for a special occasion. Check it out if you can grab a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6028) - 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 (10485) - 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 (5295) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (3911) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZTX. Aroma is red fruits, some barrel, vanilla, tangy fruits. Flavour is light sourish tangy big fruity notes. Awesome. LRAB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5606) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle shared at ZZT 10 thanks to Joes. Pours near clear red with a small tan head. Aroma of tart red berries, cherries, red vinous aspects. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2656) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X, courtesey of joes. Pours a clear amber beer without any head on top. Aroma is tarty, fruity, loads of vineous characters going on. Flavor is juicy, sour, fruity. Light vineous stuff going on here. Medium carbonation, long, stringent sour aftertaste. Quite decent, but not too impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1500) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @zzt10 shared by joes. Brown color with a small head. Smells and tastes sour, fruity, notes, wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4249) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4016) - 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.

   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.

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