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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This barrel-aged ale is a celebration of the California autumn harvest. Brewed with heirloom pumpkins from La Tercera Farms in Bodega Bay, crisp Fuyu persimmons from Hamada Farms in the San Joaquin Valley and fresh ginger from the Santa Clara Valley, then aged for over a year in white wine barrels to create a deliciously complex wild ale. Enjoy with delicate white fish and roasted squash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (6097) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Big thanks to bman1113vr for sharing this bottle. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some sour white grape notes as well as some biscuit malt and light funk. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of grape and persimmon character as well as some oak and heavy white wine notes. Light funk. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice sour. Glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1573) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Cloudy light yellow orange. Nose of lacto, ginger, wood, and a bit of dust. Flavors follow with a bit of pumpkin flesh showing through if you look for it, but comes through mostly as a dusty earthiness. Light ginger zing and nice tart citrus lacto finish. Very good but not of the same level as #3.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle, 2013 ed. Pour is gold with a white head, good retention/some lace. Aroma of citrus, ginger, funk, dust, buttery white wine, oak. Taste is tart, lightly sour, dusty, fruity, citrus. Palate is soft, slick, tart finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5069) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Draft at Stone Sour Fest 2013. Golden pour, with a slight haze and a white head. Sour lemons, berry, lacto, oak, light pumpkin notes, and spice. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Cloudy golden pour, white head. Good sourness up front, some exotic fruit notes, plums, spice, maybe a sneaky hint of pumpkin. Damn fine brew from a great brewery!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Aromas great. Straight up sour with a little funk The beer is good but not great. It is too much like fizzy lemon soda. Ratings are a bit high. Pumpkin and persimon are there bit very slight. Too clear. I liked it but I would never buy it again or probably any other of their sours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours a light gold with no head. Aroma of funk, oak and citrus. Taste is sour, funky with a great citrusy tartness. Really nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (527) - South Gate, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
S: Strong lacto, spices, banyard funk and hay, it has rather a strong sour smell. P: Golden with very minimal head, gets a little brown from my second pour to the bottle. T: Warhead lemons, wine, oak, some gingerand ends of a persimmons sweet note. M: high carbonation and sour. O: Very nice, a sipping sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3582) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle in Vail with my wife, courtesy of Felipe. Big thanks for this one man, you are too generous!! Hazy yellow pour with a small white head and good lacing. Big urine, funky, lemon peel, citrusy, light vanilla, oaky, fruit skin, and doughy aroma. Taste is tart lemon peel, musty, sweaty socks, lacto, vanilla, woody, white wine, and green apples with a medium sour finish. Light body with high carbonation. Really nice white-wine characteristics, moderately tart, yet highly refreshing. Well-done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Tap at Library Alehouse. Fiancé says it tastes like a sour version of NG Apple Ale. Pours clear golden. Wispy white foam. Nose is bright chardonnay and Russian River style sour blonde with mild Acetic and buttery oak. Sharp nectarine like temptation within more assertive fruitiness. Great lactic palate. Russian River level here nose joke. Superlative key lime lactic palate. Heavy seedy berry, bright nectarine. No off flavors. Wow.

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