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RATINGS: 118   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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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16390) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity sour apricot woody aroma. Fruity sour tart apricot and cherry woody flavor. Has a sour tart woody apricot and cherry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1812) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to my local group for sharing. Pours light pale yellow with a small ring of head. Lots of aromas on this one when compared to the other Almanacs of the night. Apricots, plums, strawberry, lemons, barnyard, flowers, and wood. Sour and tart taste. Lots of lemon juice and apricots with some other fruit mixing in. Very acidic. A bit rough to drink but great aroma and flavors.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3573) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
75 cl. bottle sampled @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks to PriorL & Mathieu87! Light citrus golden, little fizzing away white head. Fruity lemon, pear, apricot, citrus, cleared out lovely brett, sour aspirin in a good way, flowers, wheat, funky white wine. Fizzy, very light, wowza this was good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7807) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Pale straw gold, almost no head after 10 secs. Slightly sourish, grapey, Brett, lactic. Sour with nice fruit - I get the impression the loquats are prominent, but Iím no conoisseur there. Citrus too. Very spritzy carbonation, sourish aftertaste, but not very outstandingly complex. Excellent sour ale, deserves more attention! Dank U, Vermeerschkes voor dit extraatje!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of apricot, lightly cherry, faint lemon, and vinous notes. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of apricot and sour citrus. The finish has moderate lemon and white wine. Itís light bodied with moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (7245) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (10784) - 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 (3448) - 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.


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