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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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tribeincident (5) - sc, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014 does not count
Hands down, best beer I've had at Westbrook. And they make really good beer. It's a waiting game making this tasty beverage. Grab it before it's gone like the bird it's named after.

4.5
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle to glass, deep brownish red body with a thin off white head. Nose is tart cherry with lots of oak earthiness. Taste is a perfect sour oaky cherry with a great presence of red wine must and a contrasting bright fruity finish. Outstanding sour.

4.5
drowland (8766) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2017
12/25/16. 750mL bottle from a Whole Foods or something like that in Hilton Head, SC. SHELFIE BRO! Brown/red pour with a nice tan head. Great aroma, cherry abound, soury, funky, hint of wine. Great flavor, nicely sour, tart, sour cherries, funk, red wine, leather, and more. Complex and delicious!

4.3
caesar (7162) - 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.

4.3
77ships (9834) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2017
Thank you kraddel! 655 ml. bottle sampled @ "Adam Chandler Visiting (for real this time)" Tasting. Bottled 7/22/16. Bright red ruby, little bubbles. Nose is mellow sour glue berries, sour crandberries. Taste is mellow cranberry, okay puckering, oud bruin glue, mellow sour, big oak, vinegar red berries. Slick instant glue red wine some vinegar thicker bodied. Very nice USA Oud Bruin.

4.2
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Draft at Westbrook. Reddish brown pour. Aroma is oak, some fruit, and tart notes. Nice medium body with lively mouthfeel. Flavor is exceptional; very rich with the oak coming through nicely adding an awesome level of depth with the subtle red wine notes. Expected a very dry finish, but actually finishes very balanced. This is exceptional; not too sweet, very complex, and drinkable.

4.2
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
On draft at brewery, damn it this is awesome, red wine aged sour brown killing it, wine aged is way better than oak aged

4.2
Jow (3927) - New York, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle shared by Max at Clocking New Year. My fav of day. Pours reddish brown with nice head. Nose is red wine, berries and vinegar. Tastes of zin, berry preserve, vinegar, leather, and wood. Nice tartness and mouthfeel. Lovely

4.2
pfc514 (146) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours brown with a hint of red into a snifter. Aroma of sour cherries and a little funk. Red wine in the background. Very tart on the front end of the taste, finishing with a sweet wine-like finish. Delicious. A little carbonation that does well to emphasize the sourness. Fantastic sour.

4.2
Lilja (3183) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
Smakprov på CBC 2014. Smak och doft av trä, äpple, vinäger, honung, sirap, karamell, fat och röda bär. En bra flamländsk rödöl med mycket karaktär från rödvinsfaten. Bra syrlighet, frisk och bra balans mellan smakerna. Mer av detta tack!


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