RATINGS: 359   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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3.9
hopbag (201) - - MAR 17, 2016
Batch 2, 2014, sampled in 3/2016. Assertive fruity acidity atop toasty malt. A previous review mentioned sourdough yeast, and that’s right on. Ruddy brown. Hints of woody vanilla and cherry. Really solid.

3.8
neongolden (1998) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2016
(375ml 2015 bottle from Saveur-Biere) Pours a slightly hazy orange-red colour, very rapidly dissipating big white bubbles, no retention. Aroma is sour, with prominent oak, sharp tart cherry, red wine vinegar, wet earthy Brett, slight balsamico, sourdough yeastiness and lemon juice. Flavour is quite sour-tart with a little sweet (but slightly unripe) cherry in the core for balance, moderate lemon juice, light vinegar, oaky, vanilla, soft marzipan. Finish remains tart with a little oak dryness and earthy Brett. Medium bodied, a bit oily, light carbonation. More of a Flanders red with cherries than cherry driven, wood very present but funk less so. Bit too sour vs. complexity to be really drinkable.

3.8
Beersiveknown (5309) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle at home from brewdog sheffield
Full bodied, sharp balsamic vinegar on nose, pretty tart, full bodied, rich and complex, dark cherry fruit, super tart its midway between a rodenbach grand cru and liefmans kriek. Very decent enjoyable sour.

3.9
jesperhammer (5017) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2016
04-MAR-2016, bottle @Ulkløbben meeting, @Mads. Hazy orange with a low off-white head. Fruity for a sour brown. Cherry, wood, red wine. Sour. Nice.

4
thomashall (1249) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle in trade. Nice reddish brown pour. Amazing funky sour cherry aroma. Taste follows, I’m loving sours from these guys!

4.2
Davros (3338) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2016
Pours murky copper with a fading head. Nose shows funk, lemon, soft cherry. Some hints of vanilla and woody oak too. Massively acidic flavours, with supporting cherry/marzipan sweetness, faint lemon and oak.

3.5
Atom (2594) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle pours a hazy brownish Amber with a large khaki head. Aroma of oak, vinous, Brett, light tart cherry. Taste is very sour, vineager, oak, wild yeasts, light tart cherry. On par with many Kriek style beers, but lacking complexity or originality.

3
JDBaker11058 (2427) - Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2016
appearance: coppery red, hazy, with a short, fizzy light tan head that vanishes quickly. aroma: sour cherry and raspberry, fairly astringent on the nose, with some woody notes and balsamic vinegar. taste: bitingly tart and sour, with cherry, raspberry, general stone fruit (mostly underripe), with a bit of oak and a ton of vinegar. finish: lingering tartness, more sour as it warms, also a little bitter, with lasting astringency. notes: I like my sours a little less, um, angry. This was aggressively sour and astringent. Bottle from Sarah for Beerdvent 2015.

4.4
fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2016
From the Bottle at a Halloween party. Lots of sour notes on the nose and the tongue. amazing stuff. Just like a sour should be.

3.8
arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Hazy reddish brown. Nose thick with sour citrus, vinegar, boozy wine barrel, oak, fruit, and light acetone. Flavor is tart, boozy citrus and vinegar with some vinous notes and oak barrel. Somewhat heavy-handed.


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