RATINGS: 353   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3816) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle shared at KLs 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (10106) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle, shared at my 10K rating celebration. Nose of caramel, cherry, vinegar, yogurt, vanilla. Hazy orange-amber with lace. Nice balance, medium sourness, fruit seemed a bit faded at first, but came through better as it warmed up. Bit of lactic creaminess. Smooth and crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hop_Hedonist (570) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle - a bit disappointing - no nose to talk about - not sour enough - not enough cherry flavour - good quality and subtly complex brew but needs amping up.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (5041) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2017
Amber color and still with a tart and yet boozy aroma. The taste is quite sour and acidic. A simple straightforward sour but enjoyable. Its a shame these 375ml bottles are so pricey in Japan or Id drink them more often.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (2414) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2017
375mL bottle from Carwyn Cellars. Batch no 4 Body is a dirty red stained golden colour - looks beautiful from afar - with dense white head. Yeah righto, its funky - whiff of acetic acid & ethyl acetate straight up hits me for six upfront, I recompose myself and the aroma reveals hard cheese, yoghurt, sour dough bread starter, amongst some vinous red fruit, cherry pip & oaken toast character. Theres good weight here, and a tremendous, slightly ropey, vinous acidity - sort of akin to a young Pinot Noir in some regard - tannic too, the texture is something intriguing. Immensely complex palate - heady acetate notes, mature washed rind, panicked horse locked in a stuffy stable, grapefruit rind/pith, Pinot Noir-esque cherry, old charred oak, blackened ripe tomato (?), sort of an unripe raspberry, blue cheese, some cut dried herbs (i dunno, lavender!?). Bracing acidity, very long on the finish yet so very easy to drink. This is quite marvellous really - every once of my winemakers mind wants to tell me this is a nightmare, but it tastes so good!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jgb9348 (6101) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2017
The Final Beer of my #6000 celebration (#13 of 13 - six beers on either side of 6000 and the milestone itself). Deep clear, but ever so slightly muddied ruby and almost violet hued body with a thinnish, fast-dying tan head, only about a centimetre tall. Aroma of cherries, sour grapes, oak, cedar, dry grass, funk, brett, lactic acid and a ton of mouthwatering soured fruit notes - very nice smelling and complex! Light-bodied; Biting acidic sourness up front with a lot of fruit elements, but citric acid is noticeable along with a very smooth cherry sweetness along with some raspberries, but the sour flavours hit the tongue first and leave it very nice. Aftertaste shows a bit more of a nuanced flavour with dry oak, cedar and funk noticeable, but the cherry sweetness hits through and the sourness and funk are the strongest - all derived from soured fruits and some light oak notes. Overall, a very enjoyable beer with a great sour flavour that ends nicely, slightly dry, but mouth-watering and making you immediately have another sip - a great example of the style and well worth trying if you can find it, even if you dont like the style, since its a prototypical example of it. I sampled this 37,5 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in New York (Columbus Circle), New York on 19-December-2015 for US$11,99 sampled at home in Washington on 31-March-2017 as Beer #6006, the #13th and last of my celebration for #6000!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidezdonz (471) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - MAR 24, 2017
A 375ml bottle, Batch No.4, bottled in May 2015. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass. It was a clear copper amber colour with a one finger off white head that dissipated quickly while leaving sparse lacing. Aromas of cherry, hard candy, wine and barrel. Tastes tart, sour cherry, red wine, acidic, vinegar and oak. Dry, medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Overall this was nice and refreshing with good tartness. Would be even better with even more cherries and perhaps slightly less acidity.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmzl (316) - SLOVENIA - FEB 6, 2017
Sour cherries, some acetic acid, unripe apples, oak on nose; ripe melons with lighter side of caramel, medium sourness (lactic acid with a spike of acetic).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3983) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2017
January 22, 2017. Bottle at home, batch no 4.
Unclear orange amber with a small frothy off-white head. Aroma is fruity and vinous with sour cherries, light vinegar, lemon, grape skins apricot skins, oak, light sweetness with some stone fruit notes. Taste is sour, fruity, very light sweet. Medium bodied, dry, average carbonation. Finish is quite intense sour and dry with vinegar, lemon juice, cherries, light vinous.
Nice one, fruity and sour but not over the top.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4599) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle. Hazy orange amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is cherry, vinous notes, funk. Dry and tart flavor, fruity, cherry. Medium body with high carb level. Nice.


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