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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

Batch 1: Apricots, Loquats, Cherries
Batch 2: Apricots

Editor: In general the fruits change with every batch and thus they are separate beers by RateBeer rules. At this point it is likely too difficult to split apart B1 and B2, but please place your rating as appropriate and note the batch number on the bottle in your review.

Lothore's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (614) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5388) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2016
Aroma is fruit, funk, slight sweetness and vinegar. The flavor is stone fruit, mild earthiness, a background of sweetness, malts and a tart/funky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - APR 25, 2016
375 ml bottle (Batch 1). Hazy yellow golden color with white head. Yeasty and malty aroma, light hoppy citrusy fruity, tart fruity, lemon, apricot-peach, funky, barnyard, light vinous, wood. Sweet and acidic taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malin_aiisa (590) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2016
Draft at torst Yellow white head Aroma of sour apricot sorbet Taste dried apricots sour. Clean simple taste, lack of complexity and nuances.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2843) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
Draught at Torst. Brewed with foaged apricots. Pours cloudy yellow. Funky aroma. Sour brew with a little apricot and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2864) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Clear golden pour. Slight white head. No lacing. Stone fruit and funky notes. Very tart taste of stone fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3586) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Sample, 1-ounce, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival, savoured on September 26 2015; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head, no lacing; nose: acidity, sourness, green apple, citrusy; mouth: acidity, sourness, green apple, citrusy, semi-dry citrusy finale with presence of green apple, full body, rather carbonated, slick texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Échantillon, 1 once, en fût, durant le Great American Beer Festival, savourée le 26 septembre 2015; œil : dorée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, pas de dentelle; nez : acidité, aigreur, pomme verte, citrique; bouche : acidité, aigreur, pomme verte, citrique, finale semi-sèche citrique avec présence de pomme verte, corsée, plutôt carbonatée, texture coulante; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2849) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Hazy pale orange pour with a white head. Aromas of lemon and stone fruit. Little funk. Middle of the road in our blind apricot sour tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6018) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Poured a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma was of spur apricot, lemon juice. Not much complexity, but a clean sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1560) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 2015 edition slight cloudy orange yellow pour. Aroma doughy, lemon, apricot. Explosive sour, butter, some vinegar, apricots. a bit simple and a bit too sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlandersNed (391) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2015
375ml bottle. Thanks Mike! Cloudy straw hue. Acetic/tart green apricot nose and flavor with hay hints. Medium+ body and full carbonation.

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