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RATINGS: 73   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heiskellj (7) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Clean, slightly funky, pretty sour. Lots of good pumpkin flavor. Way too $$$$$. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"I was curious about the veggies used in this one, but it was actually the use of white wine barrels that made this one unique. Lightly fruity and spicy, not as funky as the Reserve 1, but more on the funky saison side of wild. Enjoyable and refreshing."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2042) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle: Muddled golden color, murky with an off-beige foamy that quickly reduces to a small collar. Musty, sour citrus aroma. Lemon, lightly vinous, leaning more towards white grape than red. A little bit of booziness & a hint of wet oak tingling towards the finish. Iím guessing the citrusy aromas are from the persimmon, but I smell nothing resembling pumpkin or even ginger. The taste certainly has some ginger, though. Mild ginger root, acidic white grape, orangey citrus (persimmon, Iím sure). Lacto yeast provides nice tartness but doesnít go into fully sour territory. Mild acidity in the finish with a kick of Monark apples. Slightly sharp, well carbonated body. A pretty good sour ale, though I would have liked to see a little more of the ginger spice & pumpkin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
At The Common Table with Jacob, Justin, and Cody. Pours murky yellow orange with a little bubbles. Aroma is big nice juicy orange pulp hint of acidity. Taste is funky fruity pulp.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2054) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to the local group for sharing. Pours a cloudy light orange with a small foamy ring. Aromas are oranges, white wine, lemon, and sour red fruit. Taste is a mix of citrus, white wine, and vinegar. Stinging carbonation. Moderately sour. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4900) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, fruit, pumpkin, light herbal notes, and faint lemon peel. It pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a very fine ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus and a touch of fruit. The finish has lemon, white wine, and a hint of spice (I canít pinpoint it as ginger). Itís light bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1756) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow/gold with white head. Sour fruits-lemon mainly. I donít get the pumpkin or wine but this is very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1628) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared at LeviLOL tasting. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Really nice tart nose. Soft tartness. A bit earthy and really smooth. Cool beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (6610) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow golden pour. White head. I donít get pumpkin. I get sour light fruit. And itís spectacular.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Sampled in a small bottle. Aged about nine months. A really unique brew that is highly carbonated much more of a wild than a sour. Wish I had served it cold. Room temperature made it more carbonated. Overall really quality flavors.


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