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Ale Aged In Wine Barrels With Strawberries and Nectarines When summer comes to Californiaís Farmerís Markets, the stands explode with mountains of mouth watering stone fruit and plump strawberries. Aged in used wine barrels for a year, this refreshing & tart wild ale was made with sweet coastal strawberries from Swanton Berry Farms and high-summer crimson baby nectarines from Blossom Bluff Farms. Hereís to our California summer harvest!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OmegaX (1330) - Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Wow this was good. Aroma is big time peach, nectarine, strawberry, lemon zest, banana, berries, funk, and yeast. Hot damn! I love these fruity sours. Pour is apricot colored with a nice white head. Flavor is well balanced and very drinkable with tons of funk and barnyard flavors but still subtle hints of strawberry jam, peaches, and grapefruit. This is great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (2621) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2013
Pours hazy golden with low white head. Aroma of green grapes, apples, bretta, grass, light earth and barnyard. Taste is very rich and fresh sour with just a hint of balancing sweetness. Mouthfeel is light and fresh with a very crisp and champagne like touch. Incredibly dry. A very, very good sour ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1235) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2013
375ml bottle, received as an extra from Kevin. Thanks! Pours a golden amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity, light strawberry and nectarine, some citric lemon, some yeasty sourness. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is lightly sour, lemon, some fruity sweetness, very light strawberry, with a light sour finish. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3800) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle split with a small crew. Pours hazy golden with light head and lace. Aromas are sweet berry, mineral water, wood, and light funk. Taste is strawberry jam, fruit rollup, fruit snacks, and fruit by the foot. Really earthy and just the right amount of tartness. Light to medium body, silky palate. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Poured Golden with very little head. Smelled of cider and a bit of wood. The strawberries are very subtle. Cider taste, like a carbonated sour water. Had this with dinner, but I wish I had it on itís own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (7739) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a hazy gold with a peach hue and a bubbly white head that dissipates to the edges quickly. Aroma has a really nice light tartness with a touch of citrus, flora and light barnyard. Flavor behind tart with citrus and mellows to let some light fruits and funk to come through.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (3511) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Flowing golden-peach colored body, medium white head, spotty lacing. Massive strawberry character followed by some peach and nectarine and a touch of citrus. Slight white wine character. Medium bodies, lively Avidity and carbonation. Nice lingering finish. Quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5450) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy strawberry, tropical fruits, and a hint of lemon. It pours a hazy golden-orange with a small white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet strawberry. The finish has sour lemon, citrus, white wine, and sour grapefruit. Itís light bodied with lively (but not prickly) carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Aroma is sour and fruity. Has a very prominent sour taste (obviously) but extremely tasty. Highly recommend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
375mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is extremely fruity, bringing out intense nectarine, some strawberries, wild yeast, and some funkiness. Flavour is very fruity, full of medium sour fruits, chardonnay, wild yeast and some funk. The specific fruit quality is not very noticeable - it seems like a peachy sourness. Puckering dey mouthfeel. Very highly drinkable. Great stuff.

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