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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ale Aged In Wine Barrels With Strawberries and Nectarines When summer comes to California’s Farmer’s 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. Here’s to our California summer harvest!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3276) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Courtesy of dirt. Hazy gold-orange, thin large white bubbles head evaporates to oily cap. Very green nectarine nose, punchy an sour with light phenolic rubber and Brett. Really bright nectarine flavor, light acids and bright, bit watery with low carbonation, full wheaty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1434) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Pours a light apricot hazy color with a small head. Nose is sour and tart, even somewhat pungent. Taste is tart and sour as exepected .... sour citrus with some subtle sweetness at the finish. Mouth puckering, not for everyone, but a nice sour ale. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1389) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Pouts a cloudy light orange with a white head and aroma of fruits and sour notes. Taste is sour, with tart fruit notes, nectarines, strawberries and slight wine notes coming through as well leading to a dry, sour finish. Nice sour brew

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9782) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2013
375 ml bottle courtesy of BMan1113R (thanks Andrew!) poured a hazy gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw,white wine, strawberry, vanilla and oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of stra, white wine, oak and light strawberry with a crisp dry tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10954) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Many thanks to Aaron for bringing this along. Pours hazy gold with a foamy white head. Moderate sharp tangy lemon in the nose, light funk. Mellow sweet flavor with dry strawberries, light dough. Light bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Clean finish, moderately tangy, some sweat, strawberry seeds. Very tasty stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nickls (1846) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Tap, Zeitgeist. Thin white head, almost a milky darker marigold. Not over the top sour, peaches, light fruit, lactic twinge in the aroma. The flavor follows quite closely, rounded nectarine, sour, woody, lively and a tart finish. Lighter to medium body. Awesome stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2181) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Pours a peach golden color with a finger of fizzy foam. The nose is vinous, sour patch kids, rhubarb and traces of honeyed strawberries. The palate is bright and tart. Nice blend of funky barrel notes, tart fruit, juicy strawberries and a round stonefruit backdrop makes this a deliciously refreshing summer beer with enough complexity to keep you going back for more.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
48FanInCali (724) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Nose of strawberries, straw, citrus, and funk. Taste is very heavy on fruit. Especially strawberries. Nice funk. Sweet and tart with a semi-dry finish. Nice vineous qualities. Low on acidity. Very good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (734) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Aroma is slightly acidic with a balanced barnyard funk as well. The beer is rather fruity as well with the strawberries being more prevalent than the nectarines. The strawberries do have a touch of a plastic character but not as bad as other strawberry beers. Faint nectarine notes. Pours a slightly cloudy gold with a medium thickness white head that steadily recedes leaving no lacing. Flavor starts with a hint of sweet malt but is quickly washed away by a refreshing tartness. The flavor has a nice vinous quality mid palate with notes of wine and oak. The finish is fruity with faint strawberry and moderate nectarine notes which help balance the acidity. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. There is a low acidic astringency and the alcohol warmth is low as well. The beer is a bit sticky but the acidity helps wash that away. Overall another very nice beer from Almanac. Their Farmer’s Reserve series is really nice and well made. I am continually impressed by these beers, though my expectations were low after years of crap. Who knew good beers could come out of Hermitage.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11791) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle. Cloidy golden yellow color, large bright white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of dusty and funky pink grapefruit rind. Taste is softly sour peaches, citrus, moderate barnyard. Very tasty.


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