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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   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 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.

Lothore's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (602) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2536) - 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 (5619) - 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 (1292) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2015
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 (371) - , 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (3352) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
06.02.2015, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is kind of strange and mild sour-ish, old potato cellar, yeast, cherry stones, sour grass, almonds, something strange citrusy. Taste is sour-ish dry, soda powder, citrus peel, lemon, sorrel, raw rhubarb, cherry stones, yeast, minerals. Medium bitterness, dry citrusy mouthfeel. Aroma is just weird, but taste is very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Beautifully clear. Booming sourness in the aroma, peachy fruit but damn that is zingy! It pushes you to the limit but itís sooooo tasty. Zing city. Lemons, plums, peaches. Itís almost like biting into a green plum. I would say that was pretty Accurate. Probably be too much to have more than one, which is why it doesnít score higher, but it does well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (4992) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle pours clear blonde, normal to big white head, fades rather fast to a good layer of foam. Smell is citrussy sour. Bit of oak as well, and to the dry side. Taste is dry, very astigent-type of lemon-sour. Very citrussy. I donít get cherries though, not in any aspect of the beer ( accept for the description on the label ) Its just to dry and lemon-ish for me, reminds me of a timmermans Oude Geuze which is - to me - not that good to begin with... I expected more from Almanac...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1080) - - JUN 27, 2015
Cloudy orange pour, fair sized pillowy head. Tart aroma, apricot, sour, funk, oak, white wine. Vinous character, with Apricot dominating the other fruit in the taste. White wine, Oak, Tart and sour. Lighter body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle shared by ericteusink. Tart, apricots, strawberries, cherries, fruit juiciness, crisp. Damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (988) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
375 ml bottle purchased at Distillers Outlet in Poway a little over a year ago ($11.99). Actually my first rating for this brewery, but have had their delightful beers a number of times locally on tap and at bottle shares. I believe that this is the first batch which states on the label that it includes foraged apricots (as the second batch does) but also loquats and cherries...apparently the latter two fruits are not found in the second batch?? Pours a hazy peach color with some floating sediment and one finger of fluffy white foam. AROMA of yeasty old white wine, musty funky barrel, underripe white peach, and lemons. FLAVOR of tart lemon and limeade, dry oak, various fruit notes (some kinda vague notes of the apricot and even the loquat but not the cherry), some light vinegar, and lactic sourness. Quite tart on the initial sip but finishes with some smooth (non-puckering) sourness. Lovely sour, but I kind of wish I had drunk it fresh to perhaps get more of the foraged stone fruits that went into this. (180, 970)

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