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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


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4.4
   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Paigeturner (98) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1203) - 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. Don’t think the idea totally came together but a very nice sour anyway.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12046) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2650) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7103) - Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (2222) - DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1503) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
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...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2620) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle 375ml. 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (4018) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
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.



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