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RATINGS: 138   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (555) - 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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2689) - 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 (3183) - 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 (907) - 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 (8725) - 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 (174) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2067) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle shared with Dedollewaitor. Hazy yellow body with a small head. Lemon, tart, funk, citrus fruit. Nice and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14036) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle @ Bestofbeers.dk Shared with Hallinghansen - a brother from another mother! Hazy golden. Funk, lemon and brett. Dry and fruity. Tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours hazy pale golden with a rather small fizzy white head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour and fruity with freshly baked white bread, lemon juice, yuzu juice, dried apricots, sour cherries, salt water, orange zest and lemon zest. Taste is sour, salty and fruity with white bread, lemon juice, lime juice, yuzu juice, pineapple juice, frozen strawberries, apricots, sour cherries, minerals, doogh, kumquats and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tart, mouth-puckering and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour, salty and fruity with white bread, lemon juice, frozen strawberries, sour cherries, kumquats, hay, dry soil, doogh and lemon zest. Simple yet very tasty all citric sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2025) - Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle: Slightly hazy, bright golden body with a white head that quickly traverses to a collar. As with many of these Almanac sours, big vinous white grape aroma, lightly tannic & tart with just a hint of vinegar. Lemons, apricots, peaches & citrus on the nose with a touch of musty wood & drying oak. Apricot asserts itself on the palate first. Sour peach, prickly tannins, & a sour punch of lacto infested wood. White grape shows up more towards the back-end with a mixed finish of apricot & Pinot. Drying mouth feel, sharp & crisp, faint acidity. Really enjoyed this one. Nice mix of apricot, peach, & wine-like characteristics.


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