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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale Aged In Wine Barrels With Strawberries and Nectarines When summer comes to California’s Farmer’s Markets, the stands explode with mountains of mouth watering stone fruit and plump strawberries. Aged in used wine barrels for a year, this refreshing & tart wild ale was made with sweet coastal strawberries from Swanton Berry Farms and high-summer crimson baby nectarines from Blossom Bluff Farms. Here’s to our California summer harvest!

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4.1
cbfobes (2885) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle shared by heykevin, pours a hazy gold with a thick white head and spotty lacing, the aroma has tons of strawberry with a good amount of yogurt and some barnyard funk, the flavor has lots of funk on the front end with the sweetness of the strawberries in the finish rounding it out, slick mouthfeel, awesome stuff here.

3.9
Ontape (471) - Valley Village, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle at Churchill’s. A good and sound sour that just didn’t excite. Past its prime perhaps? Missed it on release and glad I got to try it. Very dry, to the point where the sour is underwhelming.

4
kbudd19 (1019) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle from Dak, thanks man! Crisp hazy golden pour, light straw white head. Aroma - lots of vinous, peaches, grass and some nice citrus. Taste - lots of sour funk, medium carbonation, nice bit of lemon tartness, finishes with some tangerine, not crazy puckering, but a well rounded sour.

4.2
superspak (5883) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2013
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours very hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of tart green apple, strawberry, nectarine, lemon zest, hay, straw, oak, clove, vinegar, leather, pepper, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruit, oak, and yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of tart green apple, strawberry, nectarine, lemon zest, hay, straw, oak, clove, vinegar, pepper, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart apple, strawberry, nectarine, lemon zest, hay, grass, vinegar, oak, clove, pepper, funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruit, oak, and yeast flavors; with a great tartness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent fruited sour ale. All around great complexity and balance and fruit, oak, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
jrob21 (3774) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Big ups to atlaggie for this one. Murky light orange color. Pungent fruity aroma that flows through to the flavor pretty well. Light fruit flavor. Touch of cherry and strawberry. Super bubbly and effervescent. Touch of sourness makes this light and easy to drink.

4.3
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
This was a delight. Thank you to Bythemises. Aroma is marvelous with lemon juice, strawberries, tart nectarine, and some barnyard funk. Pours hazy blond with lots of bubbly. Taste is nice with tart nectarine, some barnyard, underripe strawberry and slight barnyard. Taste is a little more subdued than the nose let on but it was still a joy. A little overcarbonated which was kind of distracting. All in all, one of the best sours I’ve had in a while.

4.4
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours orangy, finger white head. Smell bretty, citrus, orange, fruity Taste huge tart, puckering, raspberry, big jam, fruity bouquet, grassy citrus Light body Fantastic sour

3.6
MikeJslc (778) - Alabama, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Gold, hazy, off-white head. Aroma: grainy malt, bright nectarine with a prickly citrus, wine barrel evident. Flavor: citrus, nectarine, spicy, dusty, a grainy/husky note, light acidity.

3.6
hellomynameis (877) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Nice dark straw like coulor with a little hint of red in it. There’s a thin but resilient head of foam. The aroma is pleasant and gives away a bit of the sour that awaits. I get a bit of the nectarine as well. This starts out as a pretty typical sour but finishes with se nice sweet notes and whole the sour never goes away it also isn’t overpowering. Very good and very drinkable. The wife even likes it!

3.7
jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2013
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden/amber with a lacy, white head. Aroma of strawberry, sourness and funkiness, pale malts, and light wine and fruits. Flavor the same with a good amount strawberry. Average texture. A good beer.


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