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RATINGS: 159   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 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!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3531) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold with consistent head. Nose is Brett and oak. Flavor is a blast of Brett bacteria with a rotten oak finish. I donít get any type of fruit anywhere in the taste of Flavor. Just strong sourness. Long tartness on the palate. I guess Iím missing what is going on in this brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2889) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2013
I actually canít remember who sent me this one. The fact an SF company is brewing this makes me happy. I LOVE the Summer Farmers Markets both at the ferry building and in civic center. Fresh Strawberries is totally right!

A - Looks like a berliner. Straw yellow, effervescent bubbles.

S - Very acetic with hinds of vinegar and apricots with I guess strawberries but not a lot of aroma from these.

T - Wow. Very sour. Iím not getting much grape or tannic properties from the wine barrels..oh yeah, okay at the finish thereís some grape skin tastes. Sour from start to finish, loads of fruit. very unique and interesting.

M - Thin, sort of warhead sour puckerness

O - Decent sour but too sour for me and the fruit used is not all that good choice to compliment such a sour beer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1044) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
375ml at my place with Taylor. Pours clear orange red. Aroma is sour medium acidity cherry strawberry. Taste awesome light fruit sour light acidity somehow, strawberry fruit juice. Awesome. Finish is quick to medium , too quick I'm left wanting more. Mouthfeel is light and sparkly.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - 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 (1241) - 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 (1285) - 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 (3717) - 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 (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle split @ CBC Clerkenwell. Massive thanks to Aaron from BA! This guy killed us with awesome beer. The pourís 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.


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