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Ale Aged in Wine Barrels With Cara Cara Oranges, Meyer Lemons, and Buddha’s Hand Citrons. This tart, citrus-infused wild ale is the story of a farm. In 1921, Shotaro Hamada founded Hamada Farms in the San Joaquin Valley. Today, his grandson Cliff manages 235 acres of bountiful land. Brewed with a tantalizing blend of Hamada’s winter citrus - Tart Cara Cara Oranges, sweet Meyer Lemons and fragrant Buddha’s Hand Citrons - This refreshing ale is aged in used wine barrels for over a year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewtopiaofPJ (37) - Miller Place, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Citrus Citrus Citus, Sour tart and yummy, perfect after hot work out. Light yeast at end with very slight wood. Overall another great beer from Almanac!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6769) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours bubbly gold with a disappearing white head and a citrus aroma. There is a pleasantly sour fruity light malt flavor with a mellow yeasty finish. Very refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3474) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
On draft at Beer Revolution. Wow, this was one interesting beer. It pours a clear golden yellow with a small white head. The aroma is surprisingly leafy and floral with the citrons and lemon coming through strong with perfume. Even more so in the flavor. Clean with lots of sour, floral lemons and a bit of sweeter orange notes coming mid palate. The finish is clean with more floral perfume and lemon/orange fruit. It has a fuller mouthfeel than #3, but still pretty light. Very little funk. Good balance. Can’t wait to try this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle from DBS. Aroma and flavor of Meyer lemons, and slight Cara Cara oranges. I got a slight Alka Selzer tinge after drinking this for a while. Otherwise, it was excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours hazy/dirty gold with a slight white head. Aroma is earthy, funky citrus. Sour even. Med body. Flavor pretty much the aroma. At first the mouth is torn asunder, but as fatigue ensues it simply becomes a "smooth" tart/sour earthy/funky citrusy wonderful ale. Not getting much oak, but that’s cool.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
I love sour beers!!!! This one is amazing you can taste all of the amazing citrus. Delicious the mouth feel is smooth an acidic from the citrus. Great on a hot day!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1250) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 A - pours slightly hazy light amber straw with very low white head that immediately disappears. S - really nice subtle aromas’ that are every bit a sour. Lemon verbena, fresh lemon, subtle funk, and fresh thyme(?). Must be the citron. M - tart but not overly so like a lambic. Subtle tart, sweet and dry ish balance. Light and refreshing. T - really refreshing subtle yet complex tastes. Lemon and grapefruit juice meld with fresh almost minty herbs (lemon verbena and thyme) up front. The palate is subtle white wine, fresh squeezed tart citrus juice with light simple sugar. End is dry grasses, lightly tart citrus and herbs. I’m assuming the citron plays a hand though I don’t know what it is exactly O - really interesting complex but subtle sour. Another strong showing by almanac so far. Like temptation with more tartness and more complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dhunter151 (577) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head that dissipates quickly. Sour/tart, citrus, lemon. Another great sour from Almanac. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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