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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Pour is a nice hazy peach color (how appropriate) with a nearly non existent bubbly white head. Lots of funky notes on the nose, lactic sourness, bright apple and peach notes, tart berries, some other citrus, and just a subtle hint of oak. Taste is absolutely stunning. Nice wine like lactic acid, subtle funkiness, bright citrus flavors, light oak flavor, wonderful peach flavor throughout, and insanely refreshing. My favorite Almanac yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2647) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at Dougís house for the Epic Peach and Apricot debacle of a tasting that happened on July 9. 375 mL bottle. The pour is a cloudy straw color with a thick white head that fizzles away down to a film. The aroma is peachy up front with a good bit of bready malts. There is a decent amount of brandy to this, but it really does hinder the presence of a great crisp sourness. The flavor is a lot more sour than the nose leads on. The brandy does enough to keep the peach interesting. The light funkiness to it is aided by a light woodiness, and there is more of a yeastiness that Iím not crazy about. The mouth feel is a little thicker than it should be with a light carbonation and a crisp brandy soaked peach on the finish. There is a nice sourness to the finish, but itís just an interesting combination for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1426) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2016
At the epic peach/apricot sour tasting. Aroma is peach, brandy, tart, funk. Appearance is golden amber, off white head, mostly clear. Taste is peach, brandy, tart, sour, funk, great. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, crisp, brandy peach sour aftertaste. Overall, not what I expected but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17738) - KŲln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 8, 2016
Sšuerlicher, mild herber Fruchtantrunk. Spritzig, Holznoten, leicht steigende Sšure. Mild hefig, trockener Nachhall. 10/11/9/11/12/10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10658) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle... Cloudy straw-colored pour with a small, brief, white head. The nose is bready with peach fruitiness and a trivial level of sweaty sock-like funkiness. Medium to full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The flavor features an enjoyable balance of juicy-sweet peaches, sharp lactic acidity and bread-like yeastiness. Tart, bready, fruity finale. I didnít pick up the brandy barrel component here. Bottle courtesy of richiesd!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (129) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Golden peach color and nice thin white head. Smell of dry white wine and peaches. Flavor of tart peaches and a dry cognac finish. Peaches do not kill it, they are present which adds to overall experience and dimension with the oak brandy and wine characters. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of alcohol , peach, brandy, fruitiness, citrus and malt. Flavor is sweet and sour with some peach, brandy and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1859) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
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. Donít think the idea totally came together but a very nice sour anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13622) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2840) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 10, 2015
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.

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