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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Historically, fruit-infused sour beers were a way of preserving the summer harvest. In that tradition, this blonde ale was added to brandy barrels with high-summer peaches, hand-picked by the Loewen family at Blossom Bluff Orchards in Reedley, California. We aged this liquid gold for six months until we needed a reminder that summer will come again. Pair with Prosciutto, crusty bread and fruit preserves.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (466) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Almanac is excelling at brewing approachable, highly drinkable yet complex sours. Done very very well. The brandy is actually pretty tame under the the waves of funk and peach. Medium tartness with some back end twang. 7% seems just right. Again."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388 (2042) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
375ml bottle shared by Dan P. Poured a slightly hazy light orange color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of funk, sour lemon, tart peach, and brandy. Taste mimics the nose with a Splenda aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2530) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Slight cloudy dark orange. No head. Nose is sweet wine like with Tang juice and a touch of apricot. Taste is quite nice. I like brandy. Itís sweet and fruity. Juicy fruit with peaches and that wine like oaky finish. Brandy certainly cuts through the acidity. Itís really nice and memorable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1144) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle from Errl-thanks, Chris! Had it with a peach turnover and an egg bake for brunch. Orange tinged straw color. Nice but soft aromas of some funk, light barrel, bit of stone fruit. Taste follows, lightly tart, with some stone fruit, if not pronounced peach. Peach may have faded some on this one, but still enjoyable, but some of these Almanac sours run together for me and this is one of those.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16539) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour weak oaky peachy aroma. Fruity woody sour peachy citric flavor. Has a fruity sour peachy woody citric finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting. Simple and straightforward, this beer has as sour aroma with peace, and the flavor is also sour with prominent peace flavor. Very good. lasting, effervescent fruit and yeast on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (1930) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to the local group for sharing. Pours a clear light orange color with a small foamy ring of head. Aroma is citrus and herbs. Tastes like sour citrus fruit, herbs, flowers and a hint of peaches. Moderately sour. Didnít get any brandy in this. Nothing memorable here.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Light acidic aroma of peaches and oak. Light acidic flavour of peaches with notes of oak. Tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4748) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, herbal notes, orange peel, and a touch of fruit. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a very fine ring. The flavor starts with a a quick dose for citrus and sour peach. The finish has lemon, sweet tarts, and faint florals. Itís light bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
Bottled. A light yellow beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of lemons, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemons, brettanomyces, and peaches, leading to a tart finish.


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