GT2 (9102) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Library Alehouse. Clear glowing orange. Wispy foam. Nose is similar to barrel aged stillwater cellar door with fresh blood orange, key lime, sage, grapefruit, some buttery oaked chardonnay, salt and pepper seasoned grapefruit. Taste brings extensive lactic acid all encompassing, key lime, grapefruit, sour unripe peach. Mild sage and salt. Another boss sour from Almanac. Russian River sacrilegious level of quality.
cards04 (2062) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fantastic sour! Thanks so much b3shine for this gem. Pours a hazy yellow/sour. Aromas of vinegar, lemon, and funk. You get some nice barrel notes.. Funky, sour, citrus flavors.. Well balanced. Very nice.
mcberko (8115) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2015 375mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a hazy golden with a medium white head. Nose is dominated by loads of citrus fruits, lemons especially and a touch of orange, with oak and maybe a subtle hint of white wine. Very complex, hugely citric but in a good way and only too drinkable. Excellent stuff.
PriorL (2423) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at a tasting with Joris and Mathieu87. THX for sharing!
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head, full of carbonation.
NOSE: tart, citrus, fruity.
TASTE: tart, citrus, oak, idd some wine flavor, very well balanced!
HonusWagner (1682) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite in this series, because the fruitiness is really aggressive and distinctly citrusy. I could drink this for days. Light tartness, with a refreshing lemon zesty character and some slight bitterness in the finish. Excellent, excellent beer.
GriffDaddy (86) - - DEC 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This might be the strongest, most pronounced flavor in a beer I’ve ever experienced. The sour starts with the aroma, definitely a strong, dry citrus smell that did not prepare me for the nuclear sour that followed. An explosion of tannic citrus mouth pucker. Not sure I would order another, but an interesting one off experience.
JorisPPattyn (8202) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small, white head over clear orange beer; end of bottle deposit loosening. Vinous, oranges & lactic acid, preserved citrus. Citrus, lemons, faint sweetness (as dates?). Lipsmacking sourness, but not really much depth. Dry, dry-out effect, finish is slighlty empty. Quite nice, but the nose promised much more complexity than it really offers. Many thanks to M & L V!
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent brew, just love what they are doing. Zingy citrus and nice tartbess leaving you conatantly wanting more.
tectactoe (2882) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Semi-clear, yellow-ish body with a lightly foamy white collar that never reaches full head status. Aroma of sour lemons, must, generic citrus, some cotton funk, a bit of white grape, & a strong, dripping wet oak presence in the back-end. Lots of lemon on the palate. Lemon juice, light floral & herbal tones almost edging towards verbena but not quite getting there. Tart citrus flesh, lacto yeast, damp hay bale funk, & a touch of musty wood in the aftertaste. Light, sharp body, thin & crisp. Another solid sour ale in the Almanac series.
Ernesto987 (4325) - Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375, wow this was amazing, huge lemon flavors with a good amount of tartness, the wine barrel adds immense complexity, I love this!
AdamJackson (3262) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent clarity. Brown orange color. The nose is very clean. Nice orange and clove with a touch of lemon. This is really good. It’s like drinking beer lemonade with some sort of lime and OJ finish. Mineral taste present. Really nice body.