RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with cherries and aged in wine barrels

This barrel-aged wild ale is named for our San Francisco neighborhood and pays tribute to the Flanders Red style of beer. Aged in wine barrels, this lightly tart ale is brewed with California Rainier cherries using a house blend of wild yeasts, bacteria and SF sourdough yeast. Pair this complex ale with ripe figs & blue cheese or seafood bouillabaisse.

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3.7
Brigadier (3805) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2018
375 ml bottle
Having tried a couple of Almanac beers in California and now this I am pleased they have appeared in Ohio. These top notch sours balance flavor, sour acidity, and price into a package for special occasions. The question will be how long the remaining bottles I have in the cellar will stay unopened.

Aroma / Appearance - A warm bronze body glows with warmth beneath a sticky ivory head. Sour patch kids, raspberries, and cherry pie bite at the nose. Without being pure vinegar it definitely packs a potent punch.

Flavor / Palate - Cherries, raspberries, and a splash of vinegar clean the palate. Within seconds the strong tartness opens up. By the time it hits the back of the throat the rich flavors hit their full stride. A well executed West Coast sour provides everything that you would expect from an American wild ale.

3.7
daje (4554) - NORWAY - NOV 7, 2017
Bottle, december 3rd 2016. Copper body with a small light brown head. Aroma of vinegar, funk, cherries, vanilla. Taste is sour, oak, berries, mild almond and vanilla sweetness. Lasting tart cherry sourness. Nice.

3.5
gyllenbock (10275) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2017
Bottle. Hazy dark golden with a small head. Medium sour with cherries, oak, some funk and light malt. The body was medium.

3.6
SirLimpsalot (4950) - SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2017
@ Eddan 17-9-16: Trevlig syrlig med toner av körsbär och frukt. Lång eftersmak. Mycket trevlig

3.9
alex_leit (5361) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 30, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy reddish amber color. Good aroma: barrel, fruit vinegar, sour cherry. Taste: sour, cherry vinegar, rich, pleasant.

4
ruigo (3080) - PORTUGAL - JUL 19, 2017
375ml bottle. Hazy pale golden colour with a small white head. Sour, cherries and wood in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is quite balanced with light sour and fruity notes. Overall, a nice surprise and very good beer.

4
Emeister84 (2715) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2017
375mL bottle from Beer Run. Aromas of tart cherry, lemon, shortbread cookie. Hazy orange-red with a fully lasting beige head. Dry, tart, tangy. Medium bodied.

4
CraftBeerNick (3057) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2017
Bottle in the garden, 2nd July 17. Pours copper, no head. Aroma is tart fruit, sour. Taste is tart and sour, lots of vineous fruit, really mouth pukering, tart cherry. Liked it.

4.4
CaptainTilven (193) - Nancy, FRANCE - JUN 8, 2017
Dégustée à température de 7 à 10°C. Corps ambre rosé intense, opaque; mousse ivoire très peu dense, savonneuse, qui fond complètement. Arômes de cerise aigre fine, fruits confits; quelque chose de floral. On retrouve tout cela en bouche avec également une acidité fruitée et boisée. Robuste sans être rustique. Bel équilibre, grande finesse. S’accorde merveilleusement bien avec un pain à la faine de châtaigne aux noisettes et aux figues.

3.5
maekchu (4184) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle shared at KL’s 10K rating celebration. Tart fruit nose, light bit of lactic note, some caramel. Deep orange/amber color. Tart sour fruit, peach, mild cherry, citrus squeezes, and a mild tangy finish. Thin-medium body, fairly astringent. Okay. Cherry not so evident.


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