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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This ale was inspired by the Latin fruit markets of San Francisco’s Mission District. Brewed with farmhouse yeast for character, unrefined piloncillo for complexity, and a blend of ripe plums to capture the last days of our Indian Summer. Finally, it’s dry hopped with Amarillo & Cascade hops for a bright citrus peel aroma. Enjoy with flaky white fish, firm sheep’s milk cheeses & citrus infused desserts.
Brewed with 1,000 lbs of organic San Joaquin Valley plums from Twin Girls Farm in Yettem, California and organic wheat from Massa Organics in Glenn County, California. 7% ABV 29 IBUs 750ml bottles

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Sampled on 1/28/2012. Bottle # 2986 (9/28/11). This saison pours a medium orange gold from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention. The aroma is fruity, sweet, plums, spicy and hoppy. A medium to full bodied saison. The malts are fruity and semi-sweet. The plum flavors are prevalent, but not overly sweet. The hops are earthy and herbal. Nice carbonation. The plum flavors mix and match well with the hops. Smooth taste. Very easy to drink. A nice dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, dry and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly sweet and plumish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
750ml bottle - This might be one of the best beers Hermitage makes. I’ve yet to have to 2012 Almanac, but the 2011 was really tasty. Aroma seems much more complex than the flavor. Aroma notes of plum, black pepper, raw sugar cookie dough, with some citrus zest hanging around. Flavor notes of rose petals, plums, black pepper, light banana and just a hint of funky/acidicness. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Nice brew, rating from memory of many tastings, very good brew, this was their second offering as i remember. The plums add a lot to all aspects of the beer and make it more memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4183) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Old rating uploaded. Clear yellowish golden with a white head. Banana and citrus aroma with Belgian notes. The flavor is like a wheat beer/Belgian pale/American pale. Grassy citrusy hops, banana, yeast. Medium body with good crispness. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of yeast, herbs, dark fruit, citrus, and grass. Flavor of grass, pine, yeast, herbs, plum, and nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of caramel and toffee character. The flavor is very similar with some caramel, apple and raison notes. Fairly fruity with a good dose of pepper from the yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2903) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Dark orange tan in color... Aroma of plums... Flavors crazy complex... Flavor is plums, banana yeast, english pale ale hops... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye..Pour is clear gold with no head and some bubbles..NOse is sweetness, apples, grainy, earth,..Taste is light sweetness, apple, crisp, dry, very refreshing..what plums?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear gold, lasting film of white bubbles. Nose is funky, apricot, light alcohol, faded hops, dried fruit. Taste of apricot, dry and chalky, dried fruit, golden raisins, light pepper, green pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2012
0.75l - Great color and lace. Flavor was unwieldy, seemed unnecessarily bitter, not sure where plum came in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2012
A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of Belgian yeast with some banana, coriander, and other spices, with a bit of other farmhouse smells with some hay and funk, and a some plums. T - Starts off with some plums, Belgian yeast with coriander and other spices, and a bit of wheat. Through the middle, some banana flavor comes through with some farmhouse funk and hay and a touch of light citrus. The finish is a mix of plums, Belgian yeasts, some light citrus, and a touch of funk. M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and dry finish. D - Very drinkable. The plum is a nice touch on top of the Saison base and adds some nice depth to the beer.

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