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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (7899) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
Pretty sure this is the one I had. Hazy light tan. Fresh, lemony, vinous...really interesting nose. Tastes lemony, a bit footy yeast, and a hint of lemon. The taste isn’t as clean as the nose, but there’s a nice tartness late that aims ambitious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore (455) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a beautiful tangerine color with an off white head that sticks around for quite a while. S- Funky, sour, citrus, lemon rind. T- Floral citrus, lemon rind, wheat, a hint of sourness up front and on the back end. M- Medium bodied with ample carbonation. D- I really enjoyed this beer. The floral aspect of the citrus was a little powerful for me and i’m interested to see if that will drop out with age.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1202) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Pour is clear golden yellow with a thin tight white head. Nose is oaky, lemon, light phenol. Citrus doesn’t really shine, a bit tannic. Taste is more citrusy, fleshy ripe orange. Oak comes in after, light sourness, lacto. Lemon comes in at the back of the palate, strong carbonation and dry finish. Lingering tartness and tannin. Red wine starts to come out more as it warms.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cory (239) - , California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. All around sour, all citrus nose, sour taste, it’s mostly lemon that i get from it. Nice citrus sour ale but that is all that it really has to offer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1315) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle..Pour is golden with a thin white head..Nose is nice lemon, citrus, tart, dry barrel..Taste is nice citrus, lemon, dry, oak, nice tartness..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
This one poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of lemones and oranges and light funk. Flavor was lemon lime kinda of, sour orange fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1305) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to cpetrone. Huge lemon citronella aroma, tastes sweet and tart. Medium light carb and well balanced. One of my favorites.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle shared by Jack. Another cool sour. I found this one to be a little on the sharp side with the lemon and bright citrus flavors produced by the fruits. I normally love all of these fruits on their own, but when teemed with the beer and lactic sourness it becomes a little too much for me. Still well done, and maybe it would get much better with a little age.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Sampled in a small bottle. A big time citrus brew. The sour is nicely put together. The Meyer lemon flavor is rich and long lasting. Great brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5548) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Bouteille de 375 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de citron avec une pointe de céréale. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron avec une pointe de céréale et de brett. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût citronné. (Rating #5430)


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