tastybeer (1490) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy dark orange, small off-white head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of tropical citrus, strawberry, nectarine, lemon, light dust, white wine. Taste is tart, tropical, strawberry, peach, lemon, a bit dusty, lactic. Palate is soft, slick, tart/lactic finish. Really good.
peteinSD (1183) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Yellow, slightly hazy pour with a froth of white foam that reduces to a slick. Aroma is strawberries with perhaps some nectarine but itís hard to tell followed by dry tart and sour with chardonnay and light funk. Taste is balanced sour and tart with strawberry, light funk, and a clean, biting sourness through a very dry finish. Clean and dry mouthfeel. Very good sour.
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of fresh strawberry, fresh tangerine/nectarine, white wine, oak, peach, wild yeast and tangy citrus funk. Medium body. Moderate well balanced acidity.
toxichop (242) - South Gate, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
P: This one gush on me, although this has not been a problem with Almanac the gush took me by suprise. This has a cloudy sunset color with some noticeable yeast (if you pay attention) and big white heat that dissapears quick into just a white lacing. A: Wine and oak dominate, with some strawberry sourness and nectarines struggeling to get through. As it warms up the fruit does appear a little more. T: A quick sour punch to the face with nectarines and white skin plum but wine comes to dominate. Soons follows with a bit of oak, and sligh strawberry tartness. Once again as it warms the fruit shines a little bit more and it also becomes a bit less sour. M: Medium carbonation and sour with some silkyness. O: The only thing that dissapoints is the fruit never shines, but it is still a great brew.
barn0216 (305) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very effervescent pour from the bottle but the bubbles disappear quickly leaving no trace in the glass. Cloudy golden yellow. Fruity aroma, strawberry and characteristic wine barrel notes. A very small amount of funk. Flavor is tart and dry, apple and pear, yeast and wood. Excellent offering. Iíve had other Almanac beers but this is a totally different level.
wchesser (894) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Wow. Cloudy apricot yellow orange color with no head but a bit of lacing. Fruit is predominant on nose but quickly fades to become lacto dominated. Strawberry then lacto then unripe nectarine then bready with more lacto. This beer just keeps on giving.... Clear bursts of ripe strawberry and nectarine long after swallowing. First class sour. So well done with incredible balance.
Rerate: have noticed some bottle variation with fruit faded from original taste perhaps just some aging a month or two on?
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden pour with a white head. Really nice strawberry fruitiness to the nose. Lactic acidity, some nectarine, oak, grass, and a hint of vanilla. The flavor is really nicely done with plenty of strawberry and nectarine. Good tartness, a dry finish, and some grass. Lemon zest, oak, and hints of vanilla.
Getbetter (669) - Cucamonga, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle into a tulip.A pale orange in color with a frothy white head in appearence.The taste is a tangy sour with a sweet citrus.Its a good sour yet i wouldnt go sell my right arm for one.
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredible! Pours a slightly hazed gold. Aroma of ripe stone fruit, strawberries, hay, light funk, lactic sourness. Flavor is simply stunning. Peaches, nectarines, strawberries, light plums, lactic sourness, lively carbonation but soft on the tongue. Wow.
high_on_hops (470) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a cloudy gold with a a white head and some lacing. It has an aroma of funk and wine along with a strawberry background. The flavor is tart up front with a slightly fruity middle and aftertaste.
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