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RATINGS: 70   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16582) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10935) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9696) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9105) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle... Berliner Bash on the Bay 2013… Hazy, lightly golden pour with a tiny, brief head. Both the flavor and aroma are funky, fruity, bready and lightly sour. Medium-bodied with dancing carbonation. Bready, tangy and dry in the finish. Bottle courtesy of the always-generous burg326!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9052) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle @ home, via trade with bytemesis. Thanks Mike! Pours a hazy golden appearance with an off white head. Tart tropical fruity, passion fruity, lemon, guava, tangy, a touch funky aroma. Lightly puckering, lemon, passionfruit, light barnyard, white wine, fairly dry flavor. A fair amount of tart fruit. Not sure I really get the pumpkin. Fun beer overall but I prefer Reserve #1 a little better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8235) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold. White head. Nose and taste of citrus zest, ginger, pumpkin seed, soured persimmons, lemon and Brett. Medium body. Well balanced acidity.


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