novice101 (308) - - MAY 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good sour, smells of lactic acid and some fruity notes as well, it taste pretty much like a sour bomb, lots of lacto up front and then there is some fruit sweetness, finish is dry
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split with a couple friends. Pours hazy amber with small head. Aroma is sour cherry, lemon, lactic acid, grape, oak. Medium light body. Quite tart.
artmcd8 (1847) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Pours a clear pinkish yellow color. Aroma is of sour fruits, some grapeskin, cherry. Taste is tart and clean. Very well done as I have grown to expect from Almanac.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 tepid honey, no head. Celery and cherry nose, soft vanilla. Flavor huge improvement, zesty lime across front with uplifting small bubbled carbonation, soft lactic mid with orange and faint honey sweetness in the lightly vegetal, sparkling carbonation finish.
solidfunk (4529) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sour on finish, citrusy with some apricot. Some plum, fizzy carbonation. Some bretta. Cloudy orange without much head or lacing. Bottle thanks to Shaftie at Epic Sour Tasting.
Maltser85 (321) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome, awesome beer. Sour and tart, reminded me of a warhead candy or something like that. Funky with a full body. Please give me more!!!!
Iphonephan (3712) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Thanks Shaftie! Pours a cloudy gold with a thin off white head. Tart apple flavors. Very sour finish.
radagast83 (5175) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a light hazy ruby color with a off-white head. Aroma is notes of light sour fruits. Flavor is light fruit, plenty of sour notes. Pretty tasty. Nice and funky. Liked it.
craftycarl21 (2264) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Shaftie for sharing this! Really lovely combination of tart cherry, sourdough (which I absolutely adore), and unripe plum, a bit of cheesecloth. Clean, nicely balanced for the style which can often be overdone. Really impressed with all 3 of the Almanac sours I’ve had today, with this being the 3rd.
jkwood04 (4240) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours pinkish amber with an off-white head. Aroma of tartness, wine and oak, light cherry notes, and some pale and light notes of caramel malts. Flavor the same with the tartness and beer up front and the cherries providing a nice finish. Average texture. Almanac just keeps killing it with their fruited sours.