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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!


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Tap at Library Alehouse in Santa Monica CA. Pours a full haze, glowing bright orange. Wispy white lacing. Nose is really quite incredible: passionfruit squeeze, freshly blended berry smoothie, fresh peach, kumquat, and juicy Nectarine. Incredible. Taste is fruit juicy with sour nectarine, peach, pineapple, kumquat, seedy passionfruit. Sort of like, gasp, an upgrade to Russian River Temptation and Compunction. Palate is lactic to the max with powerful key lime. I donít know this brewery, but Iím floored at how good this is. Wow wow.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4859) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Rating #4800!: Hazy deep copper and blonde coloured body with a bit of a tan head that fades very fast. Aroma of sour grapes, cherries, raspberries, yeast, sour oak, gueuze and a bit of apple sweetness. Light-bodied; Tart start with a bit of a raspberry flavour, some light cherry and oak notes and a very smooth herbal and grassy flavour to couple with the very light malt. Aftertaste is more tart than sour and more cherry than raspberry, but with a bit of a subtle complexity, a nice finish. Overall, a good beer, but not superb nor worth searching out for - there are better beers in this style that are readily available. Nice to try, and Iím glad to have it for a rating milestone (on the hundreds). I sampled this 37,5 cL split bottle purchased from Super Jr Market (BestDamnBeer Shop) in San Diego, California on 07-June-2013 for US$10,99 sampled at home in Washington on 15-November-2014. Bottled: Summer 2013 (label), Purchased: June 2013, Sampled: November 2014.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Hazy golden pour with a thin cream head. The nose is funkiness with strawberries but in a tart way. Very nice flavor of funk, wood, malt and light strawberry influence. Nice lasting finish as well.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Off the hook, pure sour strawberry liquid bliss, i hope they make this again. Really knockout beer. Pink body and head, tons of alpine strawberry notes and flavors plus some slight green and earth to balance ot.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2668) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle shared by daknole. Thanks bro! The beer is hazy gold with a thin, wispy cap. Aromas of strawberry, funk, citrus, oak. Lovely aroma and the flavor does not disappoint. Beautiful balance and teeming with fruit character. Strawberry and juicy oranges with a piquant finish. I would love to have this again. Highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"Really nice interplay between the berries, citrus, barrels and funk in this brew. Light in the mouth but acidic and crazy complex. Medium sour. Best of the 3 Farmers Reserve so far, and theyíve all been nice."

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (1835) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
From notes, consumed on 7/30/2013. 375 ml bottle into a Belgian snifter. Hazy yellow with a finger of off-white head that fades moderately. Aromas of funk, tart fruit, wine, light strawberries. Tastes of big tart fruit, wine, yeast, funk. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Earth and sour yeast aroma with some fruit. Flavor has light berry that cuts the sourness. Dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2179) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to the local group for sharing. Pours a cloudy light orange with a small foamy ring of head. Aromas are strawberry syrup, fresh squeezed lemons, barnyard brett funk, and wet, musty wood. Tastes like fresh strawberries, sour oranges, barnyard, and white wine. Moderately sour with a nice sharp, tart finish. Very good sour.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daafisch (36) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Thanks to Muthacack over on RBT. Pours a hazy golden color with a slight pink hue to it with a thick white head that lingers. Aroma is a bunch of funk, citrus and a hint of strawberry. The tartness in the taste is right on the money with this one. A nice blend of citrus and strawberry but it isnít over powering. The tartness and fruit complement each other nicely. Finish is dry, tart with a pleasant fruitiness. Fantastic beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1544) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Jimmy. Pours bright hazy yellow with substantial carbonation. Huge barnyard funk reminding me of the best of some Belgian farmhouse ales. The fruit in this beer is settled but there are hints of chardonnay wine barrels. Refreshing and delicious.. Well done. Need more from this brewery.


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