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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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
ineedbeer (548) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Aroma is surprisingly nice with some vinous notes along with citrus, faint ginger, some fruit and balanced phenolics. You can even pick up faint persimmon notes. A slight lactic character. Pours a cloudy yellow with hints of gold. Big, pillowy, white head with average retention. Light lacing. Flavor is similar to aroma but dominated more by lactic acid. Some citrus and fruitiness. Ginger, pumpkin and persimmon are all faint and secondary to the acidic notes. Some vinous oak notes in the finish. Finish is dry with light bitterness. As it warms the pumpkin and ginger become more noticeable. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall another surprisingly good beer from Almanac that was brewed at Hermitage. Surprisingly well balanced considering the variety of ingredients. If anything the spice and fruit were underutilized which is much better than heavy handed. I will say I wouldn't be surprised if the lactic acid came from a bottle rather than a bacteria. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rabbleroust (1) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
Lizeth looooooooved this pumpkin and persimmon beer! Hard to find but delicious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2013
bottled, from Bman111vr at pre BTBF, clear yellow pour , few tiny bubbles, has a sweet acidic aroma, flavor is sour acid, lemon, ginger , berries, light finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2105) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 23, 2013
wow! This is really good. Pours with a nice head. Golden yellow. Nose is funky Brett and lactic acid with ginger. Taste is sour. Sweet. Loads of pumpkin and grape skins. Nice!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2013
375 ml bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR (thanks Andrew!!) poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of white wine, oak, ginger and persimmon. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of white wine,persimmons, ginger and light oak with a crisp dry tart lingering persimmon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2013
Thanks, Chris! Light fall spicing and a bit of earthy persimmon. Very light citrus touch and moderate acidity. Dry. Nice balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5031) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Adam (burg money). @ Pegs cantina Berliner Bash. Pours a bright orange with light haze. Aroma is sour funk, bright tart fruits and light spice. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of spice, candy, pumpkin, sour fruit and an earthy tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2296) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
I was excited to see a pumpkin wild ale but this sour. Which I enjoyed, has more upfront ginger and a touch of persimmon to it and not much pumpkin. It pours a straw color and has a nice bite of sour to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - APR 16, 2013
Nice, light sour with a lot of fruit flavor. Tart and crisp. Ginger was a nice touch. Great white wine flavor from the barrel aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
(375ml bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of lemon, herbs, stone fruit, mustiness, and florals. Flavor of lemon, vinous, persimmon, stone fruit, brett, and ginger with a dry finish.

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