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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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3.8
kraddel (8145) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2017
Sampled at the tderoeck tasting for adamchandler. Pants are optional ! Pours unclear redbrown. Small white head. Smell is full, fruity, wood, some minor vanilla from the oak. Taste is dry, sour, intense. Remains balanced, bit lactic. Fruity touch. Very nice and balanced.

3.1
tderoeck (9735) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2017
27/V/17 - 75cl bottle @ Adam Chandler Visiting (for real this time) Tasting (home) - BB: n/a, bottled: VII/22/16 (2017-675) Thanks to kraddel for sharing the bottle!

Clear rusty red brown beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, dissipates quickly. Aroma: red wine vinegar, acidic smell, funky. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: very sour start, acidic, vinegar notes, very dry, some tannins. Aftertaste: still very sour, bit fruity, soft roast, bitter touch, some spices and tannins, vinegar acidic finish.

4.3
77ships (9828) - 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.

3.6
jookos (6762) - FINLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Mbcc yellow. Browny, amber light fogsy. Good oaky nose, some straw malty, med full bodied, round nice, smolth. Pretty intense, oaky, dried fruis. Nice. Intense. Light tho.

3.9
bursprak (3205) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2017
Sample @ MBCC, Yellow session. Fairly clear amber pour with a small head. Tart berries, cranberries, cherries, funk and some light vinegar.

4
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 16, 2017
Backlog z Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017. Bardzo wytrawne, z intensywnymi nutami czerwonych owoców i delikatnym octem winnym. Ładna kompozycja.

2.9
olsvammel (7225) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2017
Sample at MBCC 2017. Tart smell with red berries and a slight chemical aroma leaning towards nail polish. Similar taste with some light butter. Drinkable but some disturbing aromas.

3.5
Hermod (7881) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2017
Tap mbcc, yellow. Reddish amber color, thin white head. Tart, vinegary nose, Apples, tartness, wood and berries. Pleasant.

3.5
tiong (7278) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2017
Draught @ MBCC 2017. Pours dark reddish with a small head. Aroma of tart berries, sourness and earthy notes. Taste is sourish, earthy and slightly tart with some berries and funky yeastiness. Finish is tart, slightly sour and earthy with some berries and farmyardy notes. Okay.

3.2
VastActiv (7133) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2017
Tap at MBCC2017, Copenhagen. Color is deep red with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Some sourness, berries, red berries, dryness and wood.


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