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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with a mash of raw and malted barley, oats, rye, spelt and lemon, this beer was fermented in used wine barrels with a blend of Brettanomyces wild yeasts and Marla Bakery’s San Francisco sourdough yeast. The finished beer is dry-hopped with tropical Mosaic hops. This unfiltered ale is alive in the bottle: drink fresh for a bright, passionfruit aroma or age to develop the wild yeast funk.


UDBeernut's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1959) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Clear gold, white head. Nose is full of citrus. Taste is sour, lemons and lime upfront. Kind of offensive sweetness midway that disappears as quick as it arrived. Light to medium body with ample carbonation.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1891) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle almost shared with MF666 who fell asleep. Hazy yellow with a medium/large lacing white head. Bready, earthy, herbal nose with citrus behind it. Light bodied, feels a bit grisette/saisonish with some fruity notes and bread, dough, must, dry hay and grass. Very pleasant carbonation that makes is soft and fluffy. Light dry and fruity finish. Ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrob21 (2770) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Looks like this is a love it or hate it kind of deal. I’m not a lover unfortunately. Just a little too much sourdough spice to make this work. Aroma is light toasty bread. Flavor is definite sourdough notes with a little bit of lemon faint. Finish is light and a touch sour again. Just not working together in the best way for me.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (4288) - Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2015
First almanac beer that I wasn’t a fan of. Smelled and tastes like old stale bread. Flat body and finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1041) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours a golden color with a thick white head. Fruit, tart, funk, yeast, clove and malt aroma. Tart, apple, pear, funk, yeast, biscuit, floral, honey, clove, hop and malt flavors. Medium body and active carbonation. Decent bitterness and a nice funky tartness on the palate. Fruit, funk, tart and biscuit finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2014
[ Bottle ][ ½ of 37.5cl ][ Tasting ][ ][ Tulip ][ 11.28.14 ]
hazy gold, large bubbled head dissipates fast, soft lacing. Ultra sweet celery nose, light honey biscuit drowned in sugar, burning. Equally sweet flavor, minor cinnamon root with heavy vegetal elements, thin with heavy gum esters in the dirty end.

[ 11.28-29 Tasting Ranking ]
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03. Orval (03/2014) – 4.7
04. RR Temptation (05/30/2013) – 4.5
05. Blue Lobster Little Lobster on the Prairie – 4.4
06. F&M Dochter Seizoen – 4.3
07. HF Le Serrasin – 4.2
08. F&M Lunaire – 4.1
09. F&M Paradisaea – 4.1
10. HF Arthur (01/2014) – 4.0
11. RR Sonoma Pride Amasa – 4.0
12. HF Flora b4 – 3.8
13. HF Nordic Saison – 3.8
14. De la Senne Crushable Saison – 3.8
15. RR Sonoma Pride Dauenhauer – 3.8
16. Prairie Puncheon – 3.7
17. Upright BA Flora Rustica – 3.6
18. SARA Stenciled Pages – 3.6
19. RR Sanctification – 3.5
20. Upright Flora Rustica – 3.4
21. HF Convivial Suarez – 3.4
22. SARA Cask 200 – 3.3
23. TH Paraguesia1 – 3.3
24. Upright Rose City Seven – 3.3
25. TH The Emptiness is Not Eternal – 3.2
26. Wicked Weed Bretticent – 3.2
27. SARA Saison Bernice – 3.0
28. HF Civil Disobedience 10 – 3.0
29. TH Handfarm b4 – 2.9
30. Wicked Weed Serenity – 2.8
31. Almanac Reserve Citrus – 2.4
32. Hopfarm Margo – 2.2
33. Almanac Sourdough – 2.1

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11748) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is yeast, malt, fruit. Flavour is yeast, malt, fruit, hop, pine, bread, citrus, brett. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6544) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle - Batch 1 - Light funk, tart lemon and a nice sweetness. Clear gold with a rich white head. Lots of candied citrus and fruit with some funk. Smells great but only tastes OK.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11465) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy amber color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, spice, sour and chassis wood aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour flavor with a medium to heavy wood and sour fruit finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
4th November 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Paul. Hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Airy palate with decent fine carbonation. Airy malts, light vanilla creamy sweetness. Beautifully offset by floral lemon that has a mild zing. Airy finish. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37271) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Almanac Sourdough Wild Ale ].
Light unclear medium yellow color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy grape, tart, herbs, vegetables, barnyard notes. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet, light to light moderate acidic and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, dough, grapes, wine, tart, fruity, funky. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140704]


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