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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Saison aged in wine barrels with plums, Cabernet, concord, and muscat grapes. Our first California Wild Ale is brewed with a blend of Cabernet and Muscat grapes from Alfieri Farms, Concord grapes from Hamada Farms, and plums from Twin Girls Farm – all located in the fertile San Joaquin valley. Aged for over a year in used wine barrels, this sour ale blends rich flavors of the 2011 Autumn harvest with farmhouse funk. Enjoy with aromatic Taleggio cheese and rich duck confit.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6101) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, aroma brings notes of grape juice, white grape skins, hints of oak, tannins, touch of white fruits with apricot, hints of cracker and biscuit, nice lactic note as well with a hint of spice. Taste is a mix of nice lactic lemon, hints of oak, biscuit, bread, nice spice, touch of tannins, lots of nice white grape, some slight red grape as well, finishing lactic, tart and fairly bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle @ home, via trade with bytemesis. Thanks Mike! Pours a hazy golden orange appearance with a cream colored head. Actually somewhat cheesy, quite funky, red grape, plum, basement aroma. Plum, big red grape, somewhat oaky, red wine, quite funky, moderately tart flavor. One of the best grape sours that I’ve had in quite a while.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1518) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Pour is yellow with a thin white head..Nose is funky cheese, grape skin, dry oak, funk, Taste is nice sweetness, plum, grape skin, dry, spice, oak..Palate is tart and funk

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2126) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle at Jupiter Sour Sunday. Pours dark orangish gold. Aroma is strawberries and parmesan cheese -- weird. Flavor is strongly grapey, sweet red varieties mainly, plus some stone fruit and a strong lactic sourness that includes bleu cheese. More acid and less cheese makes this a great beer, but for now it’s just decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2013
375 ml bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR (thanks Andrew!) poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of straw, plum, concord grapes, vinous notes and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of straw, vinous notes, light plum and light oak with a crisp dry lightly tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2188) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle shared by Tony. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Vinous aromas. Berry and white grape highlights with woody vinous low lights. Good mouthfeel and body.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Yellow-orange pour with a white head. The aroma is pure funk. I get a lot of blue cheese notes as well as some lemons and oranges. The flavor is more tart than funky. I get some lemon and orange notes, as well as some Belgian yeast. There is also some funk in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2013
375ml bottle, thanks kmweaver. Small white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grape/vinous, some plum, dusky, light sour, yeast spicy. Taste is medium sweet, grape, some funk, yeasty, light sour. Light-medium body, light acidity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
(375ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of blue cheese, vinous, plum, and caramel. Flavor of vinous, caramel, plum, brett, and citrus with a dry wood finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle. Deep orange with a small short lived head providing a little lacing. Nose has grapes, berries, musty earthy funk and some oak. Taste is mildly sweet followed by strong sourness. Flavor is lots of grape with grape and plum skins, red wine, lactic sourness, tannins. Reminiscent of rose champagne. Carbonation is prickly and drying. Light in the mouth. Excellent.


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