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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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dhunter151 (531) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Pours amber with a thin white head. Sour/acidic, grapes, plum, oak, a little sweet at the finish. Not as intensely sour as some other sours which makes it very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Draft release for SF Beer Week.. Solid. More sweet red fruit nuances then the Reserve #2. Tart red fruit, likely influence if the Pinot Noir barrel. I think it might be a bit fuller bodied then #2 also. A solid release from Almanac. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (337) - South Gate, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
S: This goes hard on the grapes, some plums, banyard funk and oak. P: Sunset type of pour got hazy towards the end of the bottle. T: Once again goes hard on those grapes, light plums and pear skin has clean sourness to it some oak in there to. M: Medium carbonation with a silky mouthfeel. O: Not the most complex sour out there, rather juicy and doesnt go far but enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours hazy redish yellow, no head. Nose is of stale beer, not much else. Sour, grape juice , grapefruit, some yeast and Brett. A solid beer, but expected more after having 3 and 4 first.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blomster (255) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle. A great, balanced sour. Wish I had case or two to sample over the next few years.

4
   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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