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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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!


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Aroma has a hint of strawberry puree with citrus accompaniment. Taste has a bit less strawberries, light sweetness, a bit tart but not overwhelming, drinkable as hell. I wish the fruity flavors were more pronounced but still a damn good beer.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (10510) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle, 5/15/15. Hazy orange, large fizzy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of soft nectarines, peach, strawberry, mild lingering tartness. The taste is tart strawberry, nectarines, nectarine skins, pale malt, lacto. Fresh, Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, lingering tartness. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (3620) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. A bit hazy golden beer with an small light pinkish head. Woody fruity oranges strawberries grassy citrus aroma. Sour fruity and berries citrus rubber vinous flavour. Reallay good refreshing beer :-)

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Smell of old oak matches with tart fruity aromas. Flavor of a very fruity Sauvignon blanc and oak ending. All the mild fruits finish rounding this out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1551) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
Bottle shared @ dangerous bottleshare #8 . Pours hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma of hay, funky brett, nectarine, barnyard, dirty oak and some other sweet citrusy notes. Strawberry is very subtle in the aroma. The taste on the other hand holds the strawberry notes along wit nectarines, hay, dry oak and some funky brett. Nice tartness. Definitely one of the better if not the best almanac i’ve had yet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (702) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshare #8, thanks to Brandon for sending me this!. Pours a hazy dark orange with a thick slightly offwhite head. Aromas of peach, nectarines, strawberry, white wine, brett, floral notes, horse blanket, citrus peel, some pretty dirty oaky notes. Taste is fruity, tart, citrus, strawberries, wild strawberries, dirt, barnyard, oak, dry vinous notes. Very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (911) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares #8, thanks to Klimaet/Brandon! Pours a hazy orange with a big, white/off white head. Aroma has lots of fruity stuff. Mostly the nectarines shine through with citrus peel, sweet, fruity, slight wild strawberry, dusty funky and tart, big, dirty oak barrel. Taste is fruity tart up front with the citrussy sour notes up front, followed by lots of strawberry sweetness. Dirt, dust, barn, oak and other dry, funky stuff. Both dry and juicy finish. Very nice! One of the best i’ve had from Almanac! Crisp, light body with medium high carb.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (4241) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle, thanks to major Tom. Hazy gold pour with tenacious white head. Aroma is really intense, nice strawberry aroma, white wine, light buttery oak, fruity, intense funkiness, berries. Taste is tart, lightly gastric and acetic but not overpowering, strong citric acidity, awesome berry flavor. Palate is med bodied, med carbonation. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4563) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2015
Pours clear blonde, rather small white head. Smell is intense, very fruity. strawberries up front, mandarines is more in the back of the scent. Some sourness as well, hint of funk. No real oak in the scent. Taste is sharp , sour and very dry. Sourness gets countered by the fruit. Well mixed between both, but strawberries have the upperhand. Funk and oak aren’t very intense in this. Fruit builds up in the ending. Another nice one from Almanac!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore (595) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pours a light peach color with a big, 3 finger, fluffy head. Gushed out of the bottle. Lots of strawberry on the nose with nectarine and orange rind. Strawberry up front with notes of nectarine, berry and wheat throughout. A wave of sourness hits hard up front and continues on throughout the sip. Very carbonated with medium body. Think I happened to get an overcarbonated bottle but it was still fantastic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle @ home shared with my wife. HAzy golden pour with some head. Nose is full of sweet strawberries, peach and some floral notes. Taste is light acidic, discreet sweet strawberries, stone fruits, some sweet notes and light orange. The best sour I’ve had from Almanac so far!


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