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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Cloudy straw pour with a white head. Really heavy on the lemon tartness. A bit of peach, persimmon, mild pumpkin, and light vegetal funk. Some grass, oak, and light must. The flavor has a nice sourness to it. Persimmon, lemon, and a hint of green apple. Kind of a mineral quality to it, grass, oak, and a slight mustiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
Draft @ Starbelly, San Francisco, CA. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity sour woody aroma with hints of pumpkin. Fruity malty sour woody tart flavor. Has a fruity malty sour tart woody finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Deep yellow cloudy pour with some fizz, and a sparkling wine mouthfeel. Sour and tart, but not lip-puckering so. Base notes are more fruit oriented to me; not sure if I'm picking up the pumpkin. I'm by no means an expert in this style, but would say it's one of the better ones I have had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Sour and light acetic aroma with fall fruit, spice, and light lemon. Sour and light acetic flavor with light spice and apple/pear. Medium bodied. Sour and acetic notes linger with light spice, apple/pear, and light earthiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle at Incanto in San Francisco. I have been trying to push myself into the realm of sours to expand my horizons, but very few leave me impressed. This may be the best one I've had to date. And considering it was $18 for a 12 oz. bottle at this restaurant, I am relieved it was a worthwhile experience. When in Rome...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (5183) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Tap. Cloudy as hell, unlike the bottle. Yeast heads rejoice. Medium creamy yellow beige head that almost looks like dirty sea foam. Aroma is funk, yeast, lemon. Flavor the same, light sweet with some unidebtifiable fruit, medium tart. Medium body, almost chalky mouthfeel. Decent, but i bet the bottle its better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Nugget in Woodland, CA. The aroma on this is very attractive with sour, lemony character. Light acetic, and light floral notes. Very quaffable stuff. Moderately hazy yellow-golden body with a smallish white head, and fair lacing. Starts moderately tart and acidic. Becomes quite fruity with almost a cider-like flavor. Light floral flavors later, and a light cheesy finish. Moderate tartness. Really nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shop. Pours brilliant gold with a white head. Aroma is sour fruit (must be persimmons) with some spice. Med body. Flavor is sour, then spicy, then a bit sweet. Finishes off with some astringent oak. Very nice sour. A few minutes have passed. Vinosity is now very noticeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Poured at Cal Expo Cap Brewfest. Aroma and flavor of sour pumpkin, light spice, and grapes. Nice mouthfeel without the acid. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7911) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a hazed golden hued body with a small white head that fades relatively quickly. Aromas are of white wine, ginger, crisp, earthy persimmons, light tropical fruit, kumquats and something savory I can’t place. Medium Brett. Very vinous. Flavors are dry, tart and crisp with a bit of ginger spice notes and juicy white wine vinous character, good oak, nice fruit character, dry, a bit jammy moderate funk and good acidity. Cleanly lactic. Excellent. I prefer this noticeably to the FR#1, despite thinking I’d like that one more going into this. Lively bubbles, nicely tart, low spice, crisp and quenching.

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