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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Wow, good strawberry and huge sourness to balance it out, tons of sweetness and sourness, absolutely love it! Thanks Justin!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Pours milky orange with a white head that sticks around leaving plenty of lacing. Aroma is bright citrus, with some strawberries. Flavor is sharply sour with huge citrus notes, and a incredible sweet strawberry finish. Absolutely delicious. I wish I had more of this!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1230) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Bottle. Courtesy of James Daddy. Pours opaque raw honey with a fat fluffy white head. Aroma of strawberry jam, raspberry, and lactic sour acid. Musty and dank. Flavor is strawberry jam with light lemon zest and lactic dryness. Incredibly dry in the finish, but so much strawberry essence and juicy sweetness initially. Astonishingly good beer. Reminds me of a smoother, lighter Allagash Avance. Home run. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle from Larry, Aroma is strawberry jam and nectarines, divine. Taste is similar but a little light, finish is straight strawberry.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Nice hazy golden color. Very distinct sour citrus strawberry nose and no strawberry sweetness. Fresh tangerine/nectarine, white wine, oak, peach, wild yeast and tangy citrus funk.Great wine barrel sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (2920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 19, 2013
375 ml. bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, berries, and funk. Taste is strawberries, lemon, raspberries, funk, and wood. Very, very good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle split @ CBC Clerkenwell. Massive thanks to Aaron from BA! This guy killed us with awesome beer. The pour’s light amber with a small head. The nose is honeycomb. Nice musty apricot and strawberry tart. Countryside yeastiness. The taste is strawberry fruit leather. A touch of wood. Creamy sweet marshmallow. Only moderately tart. Lovely texture. Nice and bright. Overall, really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (783) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Tasted at bottle share at the Syb Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Thanks Derek and Erin! Small snifter. Orange pour with nice, foamy white head that lasted. Good lacing. Aroma of fruits such as cherries, strawberries and plums along with funky barnyard. The taste was somewhat fruity sweet with the sourness of the brett, funky, notes of red wine, and tart cherries. Mouth was tingling but smooth. Light body. Refreshing. Loved it!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2578) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 Bottle from madbeerbaron...thanks Ben! - Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Nose is a bit of plastic, strawberry, and a bit of juicy stone fruit. Lightly sour pale malt...tart and fruity. But the plastic is a bit much. Taste is real tart up front, red wine vinegar, stone fruit, lemon tartness, and a bit of strawberry. Real tart and puckering finish...citric and dry. Fairly thick, with smooth carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (942) - New York, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle, 08/11/2013. Pours golden orange, white head, dense ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma is seedy strawberry, raspberry, passion fruit and citrus essence, light hay and earthy barnyard must. Taste is tart, juicy strawberries and red fruit, lemon, vinous sangria notes, grassy funky finish. Light, clean bright body, very flavorful. Really nice.


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