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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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13425) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
8th July 2013
Craft Clerkenwell tasting. Thanks to Aaron. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Light palate, a little crispy. Strawberries and cream! Light peach and a touch of sherbet and oak. Light dry finish. Great strawberry vibe on this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2013
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of strawberries, grapefruit, nectarines, lemon, grass, and oak. Flavor of strawberries, oak, grass, plum, and nectarines with a moderately dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10367) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy gold with a slight white head. Aroma is lightly tart fruit. Med body. Flavor is tart light pitted fruit mixed with red berry. Goes sweet tart with a nice fruity finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9998) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9959) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9883) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9066) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (8559) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle... Berliner Bash on the Bay 2013... This beer rocks!… Cloudy golden pour with no head. Tart, fruity, lightly funky aroma. Medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation. The flavor is fruity and mildly sour with a nice note of bread dough. Finishes tart and fruity; bright and refreshing. Kudos to newcigarz for providing this bottle of world class brew!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NielsenRatings (8278) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle @ home, via trade with bytemesis. Thanks Mike! Pours a hazy yellow orange appearance with a white head. Jesus, there’s a shit ton of fruit in the nose. Tons of strawberries, lemon/orange citrus fruits, funk, and white wine in the nose. Quite tart strawberry, very juicy, funky, vinous flavor with some slight herbal/weedy notes. Really unbelievable how much strawberry is packed into this beer.


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