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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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 Heart’s 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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Pours a hazy orange/peach color with a small fizzy off white head. Nice sour and funky brett notes on the nose, white wine vinegar, balsamic cherry, and a little apricot. Wow this tastes amazing, Nice amount of tartness and acidity, nice cherry and apricot notes, a nice vinous and subtle oaky flavor, and a nice funky barnyard taste on the end. Super refreshing with bright fruity flavors.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle at Andy’s for game day. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Bright funk, cheesy and yeasty, dusty funk. Zesty acid, lively and bright, crisp. Nice bits of funk. Very nice, a touch of barrel, a bit of acid. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Almanac Valley Of The Hearts Delight ].
Unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, citrus, tart, dry, grape, wine - white wine. Flavour is moderate sweet and acidic with a long duration, fruity, tart citrus, grapes, wine - white wine, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140704]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle. Golden-yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is wine, sourness, apricot. Flavour is citrus, apricot, brett, sourness, lemon, cherries, spices. Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2215) - SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
Pours cloudy golden with medium white head. Aroma of wine barrel, sweet fruit, green grapes, wow! Taste is rich grape and apple tart with a mellow sweet finish. Light, crisp body with average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2871) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Pale Orange. 1 finger head. Nose is sweet and acidic with kiwi and bananas. Lots of citrus. Sweet and loads of citrus. Really nice and mild tartness=. This is possibly my favorite Almanac beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of apricot, peach, light vanilla, and white grapes. Flavor of cherries, apricot, oak, lemon, vanilla, and citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3257) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
Bouteille embouteillée en février 2013 et partagée par SlovakSniper. Merci. Une robe jaune qui ne mousse pas. Un nez de citron, de blé, de bois, citronnade à la lime, des pêches et du jus de lime. Une bouche sèche, piquante, du blanc d’agrume (âcre). Une texture avec une forte expansion en bouche.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Another knock out, ive had it a coyole times. I got one bottle that had like half sediment in it, chunks of fruit i could actually distinguish, it was awesome and actually chunky on the palate, had to literally chew it. Also had one on draft and it was crisp clear, equally as tasty.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
IP trade with Stieg. Somewhat foaming, funky aroma. Cloudy fruit. Tart and sweet berry jam. Marvelous.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (221) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very delicate cloudy straw yellow in the top and orange’ish in bottom. Minimal white head. Some sediment. Aroma is lactic sour and fruity, certainly lot of apricots and a little hint of apple. Some vanilla and slight wood. Taste really sour and with long lactic sour finish. All the time complimented by the sweet apricots. Light body and slight dry. Opens at it warms a little. Very well hidden alcohol.


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