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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
neepsntatties (1988) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle shared by Carl from Belmont Station. Colour...hazy, garnet hued brown with no head. Nose...acetic, with notes of cherry, cassis, vanillin and spice. Palate...briskly tart and fairly vinous with crushed cherries, grape must, oak and pie crust. The whole of the palate is acetic and fairly plush with plenty of fruitiness and a long tart finish.

3.5
esp0r (2921) - NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015
Red/brown, thin tanned head. Smello fruits, berries, hints of funk, caramel, oak and stable. Moderate sweet, moderate sour, tart, berries and oak, quite dry mouthfeel. Moderate bitter, cherry stone tail. Nice stuff

3.6
tandembrauer (1487) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2015
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015, Stavanger, Norway. Pours dark copper with small beige head. Aroma of vinegar, acetone, vanilla, oak, plums, cocoa. Taste dry and sour, but with a mild oak mouth feel. Light to medium bodied.

3.7
jrob21 (3690) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Shared at 4th of July party. On a day of a couple of sour browns this one comes in pretty well but a little thin comparatively so. Flavor is there with lots of fruit and a nice medium tartness. Bit acidic on the finish. A little lighter in the body.

2.9
Koelschtrinker (20399) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 27, 2015
Säuerlicher, mild malzig herber Antrunk. Im Mittelteil nimmt die Intensität etwas ab und bleibt dann konstant, wenig getreidig, geringfügige Bitterkeit. Für den Alkoholgehalt ist das Bier nicht voluminös genug, weich, zum Ende fast laff. 10/9/8/8/9/8

3.9
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from unknown via Will P. Bottled 11/4/13. Pours a reddish brown, little to no head. Aroma pie cherries, oak, tannins. Finish slightly tart, green apples, chocolate chips. Good but not great.

4
jhgrantjr (473) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle-pours a deep brown, reddish color. Aroma is tart with that funky smell. Taste is not very sour, has some sweetness. I can taste the aged aspect. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
Clear reddish colour, off-white head. Malty aroma, caramel, wood, light fruit, light yeast. Malty sweet flavour, light acidic, tart berry, wood, indeed reminding of Oud Bruin. Finish berries, tart wood, light cherry.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

3.8
hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle... Pours hazy and burnt-orange with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma is a collective swirl of caramel, oak, sour cherries and dustiness. Full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is lightly tart and fruity with a small splash of dry, acidic, red wine. Tart, mildly raspy, dry finish.

3.9
neongolden (1649) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
(Bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 19 2014) Pours a clear dark amber-red with a small white head, dissipating rapidly with no lace. Aroma has lots of tart red berries, red wine type vinousness, a large helping of oak, light vanilla, decently sour. On the palate, bright juicy red fruit with tart/sour lemon juice character, a little vinegar, light malts, tannic oak with red wine character and very subtle vanilla building in the middle. Drying and nicely acidic in the finish with wood, tart red berries, maybe a bit of yogurt?, wisp of funk. Doesn’t linger extensively on the tongue. Light to medium body feels slightly watery with average, prickly carb. Quite a berry driven Flanders red with pretty prominent oak from long ageing. Maybe a bit light, but fruit and wood do mask that. Pretty elegant, like a sour gamay noir for sipping.


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