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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (588) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle from joeneugs, thanks Joe! Pours cloudy, shimmering yellow with a billowing, merengue-like head. Sharp and acetic nose at first, then just burst with fresh lemons and citron. Not getting much orange off of the nose, but it sneaks in a bit on the mouthfeel. Tangy, lemony palate. Not too astringent on the finish, which is nice. A little milder, and this would be a real thirst-quencher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5601) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle split @ CBC Clerkenwell. Cheer to Aaron from BA ! The pour’s gold with a small head. The nose is lemon citrus, herbs, yeasty funk. The taste is strongly tart, acetic. More subtly notes of honeyed lemon. Rough herbal tang. Quite boozy considering the modest ABV. Overall, decent, but not up to the standard of the other Almanac sours we tried.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1429) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2015 From trade with raiders707. Thanks man! Citrus and lacto on nose with something else i wanted to call ginger but really couldn’t place...maybe the buddha? cloudy yellow very similar appearance to #3. Tart with gobs of citrus but never overwhelming and round enough body and perceived sweetness to pull it together. Preferred over #3 on the night in side by side but really a push.. Great with some cedar plank king salmon. >>rerate: leaving numbers though this has definitely diminished especially the nose. The non-Farmers Citrus just doesnt match up to this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7558) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle - Sour white grape, grass, lemon and other citrus. Pale clear gold with bubbly small head. Very tart, white grape that finishes with lemon citrus. Very light and effervescent. A perfect summer beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13826) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Big thanks to Aaron. Pours hazy gold with a light, creamy head. Big herbal aroma, some dough. Tangy flavor, thyme. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Herby and tangy finish, some lemony citrus. Quite unique and very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popway (94) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
mild citrus, bread, yeast, I really enjoy this combination during the summer months. White lacing & clouds, carbonation, gold appearance, refreshing, lovely borderline sour. I prefered this one to #3.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, thanks Aaron! Hazy yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of lots of lemon, hand of buddha and spice slightly overwhelm the palate, hints of oak, touch of orange but not much. Taste is a mix of lemon, more lemon, lots of spice with hand of buddha, some slight coriander, finishing with some oak, spice, slight white fruits, wine grape as well. Tasty, but different for sure from the others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle @ home, via trade with bytemesis. Thanks Mike! Also thanks to Levi for cracking a bottle @ MPLS LOL. Pours a hazy yellow orange appearance with a white head. Big lemon, tangerine, passionfruity aroma and the Buddha’s hand comes through quite nicely. Quite spicy / lots of Buddha’s Hand, tart lemon, orange citrusy, almost cinnamon-like flavor that finishes pretty tart. I think I got a lot more lemons when I tasted this with Levi. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1342) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
On tap at capitol Beer and taproom. Taste is lots of citrus. With a mouth punch sour kick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle from Churchill’s - San Marcos, CA earlier this month. After the awesomeness that was #3, this was a massive bummer. Aroma is a brazen generic citrus candy, floor cleaner, and lactic sourness. Ugh. This is rough. Lacquer-removing house cleaner. It has a very strong artificial citrus quality to it that just comes across like bad candy, household cleaning supplies, and chemicals. Couldn’t finish. Rough stuff.

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