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Almanac Valley Of The Heartís Delight

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This sour ale is inspired by the agricultural history of the Santa Clara Valley. Long before it became Silicon Valley, it was known as the Valley of The Heartís Delight, a fertile basin overflowing with fruit orchards. Brewed with foraged apricots, loquats and cherries handpicked by the Garden To Table non-profit, this collaborative beer celebrates and supports their mission to promote urban farming in San Jose.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (7199) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle 375ml @ fonefan
Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma is sour with notes of lemon, dried fruits, apricot and gooseberries. Taste is light sweet and medium sour with a long fruity, sour and dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle, 7%. Hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, baking yeast, fruit, lemon and spices. Flavour is malt, yeast, baking yeast, lemon, tart, sour, dry, brett, spices and a little bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3445) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Hazy yellow of color with a white head. An aroma of pineapple, apricot, sour milk and fresh. A flavor of sour milk, fresh, cherries and fresh/sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, citrus and bretty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 040714

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13796) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is hazy golden. Aroma and taste are brett, citrus, malt, cheese, light pepper and hops. Really nice. Light plaque remover.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 014: Almanac-tastic 01 on 06/27/2014. Pours a hazy yellow-gold color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of funky fruits, yeast and malt. Medium body with flavors of brett, funky citrus, apricots and yeast. The finish is fruity with an apricot and earthy yeast aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle at Hubdested Havnehytte. Cloudy yellow - white head. Lovely sourish. Abricot. Bretty. Barrel. Wine. Light flowery. High acid. Light oxidation. Citrus. Love - Bitter/fruity/sour/freshness.......

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (542) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2014
A- Pours a clear peachy hue with a 1 finger, frothy head that hang around for a long while. S- Tart, lemon rind, mango T- Lemon, white wine, strawberry, cherry, orange, wheat, very tart, some residual sweetness, lingering notes of light fruit. M- Medium bodied with ample carbonation. D- Awesome beer that may be my favorite from almanac. Slight sweet fruit flavors complement the intense sourness well. Overall a very complex yet drinkable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Shared with Zachary, pours a hazy golden rusty yellow pour with no head. Nose is mildly sour and tart, fruity with a predominance of berries. Taste is deliciously sour and tart, fruity, with good funk and Brett. Finish is sour and tart as well, acidic, dry and moderately to long lasting. Quaff Score 8 / 10

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1316) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a white head and tart, fruity, lemon zest aroma. Taste is tart up front, nice fruity, cherry notes with lemon, funk, and brett leading to a sour finish. Another great sour from Almanac


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