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Santa Clara Valley Brewing Heart’s Delight 2014 (Cherries)

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Our barrel-aged summer ale pays homage to the agricultural history of the Santa Clara Valley. This beer is 100% fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and aged in wine barrels for over 12 months. The addition of tart Montmorency cherries creates a sour fruitiness that is vibrant and refreshing, perfect for a sunny day in The Valley of Heart’s Delight... or wherever you are this summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle on best and one of worst days of my life - pours peach gold - nose and taste of cherry, oak, light funk - medium body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2015
500ml bottle. Tart lemon cherry with oaky horse blanket notes. Kind of flat. Fruit is present, but not really identified as cherries. Light tartness, faint oak, brett...although not very strong. Not bad, just not much depth or complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6170) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Turbid hazy light orange pour no head or lace. Looks still. Nose of poopy Brett and cherry funky lemon notes there too. Poopy tangy seltzer with cherry notes underneath. Light medium cherry finish. Funky with a little sour. Way too seltzery. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4183) - California, USA - SEP 22, 2015
22 Sept 2015, bottle. gold, clear, occasional bubbles, no head, looks flat if it wasn’t for the occasional bubbles. nose is sweet and reminds me a cherry mead or cider with a tart edge. thin body and moderately fizzy. tart cherry and some dry wood or cherry pits. nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2015
wow, another big surprise, delightul cherry fruit sours with some wine notes. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
boyntonliquors (24) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Very nicely done lambic from a local favorite brewery. This beer was made at Hermitage Brewing which has a very solid sour program. Almanac is also produced there. As a Kriek, the Heart’s Delight is well balanced beer with very intense notes of fruit that is locally sourced. A true farm to bottle product from an up and coming brewery and is an example of the Mstr Brewer, Steve Donohue’s experience in the industry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
i quite enjoyed this .. . the cherry palys nicely with the malt background and tartness .. . cherry juice and tart farm hay .. very mild all around, just enjoyable to drink .. . . just told a guy talking on his phone in the library to shut the fuck up, and everyone applauded me, so i told them to shut the fuck up too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5021) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Un liquide couleur pêche totalement perfide et sans artifices. L’arôme est pas mal, abricots enduits de bretts graisseux et cuirés sur fond tendrement acétique. Les saveurs sont délicates et éphémères, très vineux de par son allure et sa texture également.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (4327) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Pour is mostly clear light orange. Small white head that dies immediately. Nose is lightly tart with some chocolate, tree bark and pine/floral. Taste is only lightly sour. Thin nouthfeel, some late chest thumping burn. Minimal cherry influence. Crushable but not amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9238) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours peach with a transient beige head and a sour cherry aroma. There is a light malt flavor with lots of sour cherry and a dry finish. A nice sour.

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