Paigeturner (98) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent. Big peach and brandy nose. Some slight oak but only adds does not distract. Flavor of peach and very light oak. The flavors of all the tart and oak and peach are so well balanced.
Nocturne (1211) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Clear golden shade. Finger of white head. Aroma is mostly the effects of the barrel, with woodiness coming to the fore. Taste only carries a hint of peach, but the tart, puckering acidity is really nice. Don’t think the idea totally came together but a very nice sour anyway.
Tmoney99 (12064) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear amber color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sour, peach and sweet alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate sweet & sour flavor with a medium smooth sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. A solid fruit beer.
Gription79 (2653) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 375ml bottle. The aroma is peaches, woody, acidic. The flavor is peachy, woody, rich grape character. This is one of the better Almanac sours that I have had. Solid beer.
alexsdad06 (7107) - Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Fifty West guys. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart peaches, some acidity, the brandy is fairly mild but does contribute some sweetness, some funk, some musty character, light wood, I like the beer but didn’t think that it was overly complex.
SlackerMads (2222) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Light hazy yellow with a medium sized diminishing white head. Crisp fruity nose with some funk beneath. Lime, light peach, almonds, hay, barnyard, wood. Medium body, solid sour, soft carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.
czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours hazy very light golden with a reviving white cap offering some retention and lacing. peach wine, strawberries and red apples, spicy and buttery barrels, celery seeds and basil. lively carbonation, light body, tart, dry and grassy-spicy-citric finish. tad linear. low-fi peaches. miscellaneous orchard fruits - plainly citric. o-k.
gEUS (1507) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden yellow, small head that dissapears quickly. Aroma is slight peach and soft lactic yoghurt, and peach candy. Light body with a decent amount of acid freshness, nice tart peach that increases when the sediment are in the glass as well, kind of strong punchy citrus kick in the end as well, giving it a dry thirstquenching finish. Taste is light peach & apricot, yoghurt... Aftertaste is rather nice as there is some more apricot hanging around. Nice beer, but after having tasted this one and the Pluot, I don’t understand the fuzz frankly...
Minderbinder (2630) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy blond with no head. Aroma is of old rags, peaches, fruits. Taste is of acidity, fruits, peaches, sugar. Palate: Light-medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good. Easily drinkable. Nothing cloying or too much.
tom10101 (4031) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (375 ml). Shared by mathieuc, thanks!
Appearance: Clear golden with a small white head and good lacing.
Aroma: Old rag at first, but after it breathe a little there’s peaches, brandy, cardboard and oak.
Taste: The old rag isn’t here either but less than in the note. Peaches/apricots, brandy, oak, cardboard, moderate sweetness and medium to heavy acidity.
Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Acidic finish. Mild gummy peach aftertaste.
Overall: One of the not so good sour from Almanac. It’s hard to get past the old rag / cardboard presence. There’s some nice fruity features well carried by acidity, but it’s borderline artificial.