50belair (2338) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear yellow pour with a white head. One sour ass Pluot. Average body and mouthfeel.
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 9, 2014 - shared by J&K with me and blankboy. 375ml bottle. Hazy/cloudy pale yellow, smallish frothy off-white head. Sour and fruity, definite oak and wine. Taste follows, more lemon, less barrel, slightly buttery (not in any kind of bad way). Solid body, carbonation and acidity dry tingly finish. Pretty damned nice.
wavers1 (907) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly beats out the blackberry, but only by a hair. Great flavor of dusty and musty pluot skins and tannins. Delicious!
jrob21 (2597) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a recen trade and shared with westmeister. Another decently sour beer here with the fruit poking through a bit. Plum mainly.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled May 2014
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a honey color that shows a mostly clear, pale straw-golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells tart and floral with a back note that has a mineral character to it. There is a rounded, mostly non-descript fruitiness to the nose up front, but towards the middle and finish a ripe pluot like character becomes noticeable. The grain character is supporting, but light aromas of straw and perhaps a touch of pale grain crackers is noticeable at times.
The texture is soft and creamy, but this is nicely balanced by a persistent, lightly effervescent carbonation. The tartness here is a mix of various acidities from the lactic fermentation and fruit; it adds a soft balance to this beer. Floral, plum like and apricot like flavors define the noticeable fruitiness that is in this beer; in fact this almost has a grapelike flavor to it that leans towards currants. As the beer warms up a bit of grain character becomes noticeable, soft straw notes, and a bit of hay like cracker notes. The tartness here has a touch of yogurt like character to it.
A clean, subtly fruited, sour beer, this works pretty well in its simplicity.
Westmeister (1784) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another solid offering from Almanac. I do feel (without any research whatsoever) that Almanac has one base beer that is super acidic and then they add a bunch of shit to it. Still - quite nice with lemons, dark fruit, pluots. Sharp and dry finish.
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
[ Bottle ][ ˝ of 37.5cl][ Tasting ][ Trade ][ Tulip ][ 9.27.14 ]
Hazy gold, thin white ring with good lacing. Green nose, light lime and celery, some Berliner notes in the grainy front. Hot, spicy acid front palate, light rice and ethanol mid, boozy despite low abv, sticky and green through the lactic finish. Another vegetal almanac beer that more closely resembles a citric-heavy berliner than sour.
[ 9.27 Tasting Ranking ]
01. Block 15 Turbulent Peche
02. Sante Adairius Westly
03. Jester King Fen Tao
04. Block 15 Golden Canary
05. Block 15 Petit Verdot
06. Sante Adairius West Ashley
07. De Garde Imperial Hop Bu
08. Side Project Fuzzy
09. De Garde Peach Bu
10. Forest and Main Marius Plum
11. New Glarus R & D Wild Peach
12. Lost Abbey Veritas 13
13. Captain Lawrence Flaming Fury (b2)
14. OEC Experimentalis w Peaches (Zinfandel)
15. Wicked Weed Genesis
16. Perennial Berliner
17. Almanac Farmers Reserve Pluot
18. Plan Bee Precious
19. Round Guys The Berliner
20. Forest and Main Marius Peach
21. Plan Bee Comb
vtafro (3563) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden hazy pour with white head. Nice tart fruit aromas, plum, apricot, and funky tones. Flavors follow, tart, lacking something though, but not sourness.
Mora2000 (5767) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Yellow pour with a white head/ The aroma is full of orange citrus notes with some cinnamon and a light bit of tartness. The flavor has some nice citrusy notes as well as some light funk and tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. As always, a nice sour from Almanac.
Nickls (1863) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Murky light vibrant yellow. Peachy, orangey, citrus, hay, slight unripe sour plum in the aroma. Flavor is very tart, some yogurt, sour unripe plums, slight peachy earthy finish and some saltiness. Lighter wet body, good carbonation.