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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 Californiaís Farmerís 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. Hereís to our California summer harvest!

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3.8
Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
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Thanks to tastybeer for splitting this with b3shine and myself. A nice sour is very balanced and a great way to kick off an evening. If there are still bottles of the first two in the wild I would love to try them.

Aroma / Appearance - The body has a nice golden hue. A crisp clean white head and sheer legs provide nice contrast. Lemon, starch, and crisp cool weather smell like a late summer harvest. Earthy and dry as a good champagne this has a great balance.

Flavor / Palate - A delicate mix of strawberries and melons is a tart fruit salad. The simpleness of the sour base hangs in the throat. This is more like a berliner weiss than a full on intense sour. That makes it easy to finish regardless of whether you have one or three people to split the bottle.

4
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Tangy tart lactic sharpness up front lemon acidity strawberry and nectarine are there and fresh bright and natural. orange pour thin white head. Flavors of tart sour sharpness up front tangy wood wine barrel notes fresh strawberry and nectarine mid palate and finish. Acidic and sour but fruity at the same time. Good fucking shit. Well carbonated. Well crafted fuck yeah. "Meh" (Jon, 2006).

4
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Doug! Murky, amber-yellow with full opacity and a thin, wispy & bone white foam. Aroma is different and delicious; tons of sweet strawberries, candy-like and reminiscent of Pez. Sweet and lightly tart with a faint touch of lemon juice and tangerine tang on the back; mildly acidic smelling. The taste is superb, and oranges (nectarines) come out full-blast on the palate. Tangy nectarines, acidic sourness, lacto yeast, mild strawberry candy notes, sweeter in the finish but tart all the way through. Puckering, dry finish. Great beer, possibly my favorite of the Almanac sour series so far.

3.8
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2013
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of strawberries, grapefruit, nectarines, lemon, grass, and oak. Flavor of strawberries, oak, grass, plum, and nectarines with a moderately dry finish.

4.2
Reynolds314 (3433) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Love it. Tons of strawberries and a bit of floral element. Sharp citrus and bright tartness and just overall very tasty.

3.5
SudsMcDuff (8382) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Stubby bottle, red label .. . Pours a deep amber .. .strong foam clouds .. . Mild farm tartness, grain, bark, and cigar clips .. . Mild refreshing mouth, quite light .. . . Now i will kill you until you die from it!

4.3
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle pours light yellow, aroma is tart, vinegar, and light berry. Taste is similar with a nice sour finish. Great beer

4
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Outstanding beer!! Our bartender at Tornado San Diego picked this one. She did not steer us in a wrong direction... Hazy yellow pour. Nose of Strawberrys love this sour beer. Could drink it forever!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle to glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin fizzy white head. Aroma is quite tart, with mostly acetic acid and some faint citrusy fruit notes. Flavor is also quite sour, with some faint fruity sweetness showing up in the finish. Light in body with a fizzy mouthfeel and lingering tartness. Excellent beer. Iím definitely a sucker for sours.

4.2
jredmond (8201) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle from Windy City, shared with Pat. Pours a hazy golden amber body with nice white active lacing. Aroma is fresh strawberries - straight killing it! Lots of strawberry jam and seeds and some additional fruits. Mouthfeel is medium, super tart and zippy with notes of strawberry seeds, jam, strawberry lemonade, funky lemons, nectarines and additional fruits. Another great sour fruit ale from Almanac.


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