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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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Tap at Library Alehouse in Santa Monica CA. Pours a full haze, glowing bright orange. Wispy white lacing. Nose is really quite incredible: passionfruit squeeze, freshly blended berry smoothie, fresh peach, kumquat, and juicy Nectarine. Incredible. Taste is fruit juicy with sour nectarine, peach, pineapple, kumquat, seedy passionfruit. Sort of like, gasp, an upgrade to Russian River Temptation and Compunction. Palate is lactic to the max with powerful key lime. I don’t know this brewery, but I’m floored at how good this is. Wow wow.


3.5
Palme (4823) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2017
On tap @ The Gingerman. This is a cloudy looking peach orange colored one with a small sidesticking yeah, white head. Smells a bit like paint thinner. Sour and mild woody. Nice enough but not too amazing really. Oh, this is like drinking vinegar - in a good way! Really sour, sharp, wrenching and lactic! Mild oily in the mouth and it’s softly on the prickling carbonation. Mild malt vinegar with lots of sour tomatoes, green strawberries and sour peaches. Wow, lots of flavor. Almost too much? Liked it! 09.06.2015

3.9
ansalon (4121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2017
Pours hazy peach with a low frothy white head. Aromas of citrus, green apples, green grapes, dew grass, tangerine. Taste is fruity and quite sour with oak notes and floral character. Mouthfeel is light bodied and very dry with medium carbonation.

4
kryon (3846) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2017
Pours hazy light apricot with low white head Aromas tart of apricot, kumquat, hints of citrus Taste has tart notes of peach, apricot, hints of tropical fruits, papaya

4
AndySnow (8111) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: From a trade, had at home.
Appearance: Golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Fruit, strawberries, citrus, grapefruit, vinous.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, strawberries, fruit, oranges.

4
JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear amber with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, strawberry, peach and sourness. Strawberry and peach flavor with a very sour finish. Nice.

3.7
luttonm (6750) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Huge thanks to Andrew for breaking this out for Alberto and I. Cloudy, red-tinged orange. Creamy head. complex red fruit and citrus. Strawberry is nice touch. A little light, soft, perhaps past prime. Fruit is clean, sharp. Overall a mild fruity sour. Tasty, but not very memorable. Thanks!

4.3
andrewje41 (4245) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2016
375 mL bottle poured. Much thanks to Tim for the bottle. I’ve been looking to this bottle for what seems like forever. Very cloudy orange color with a rocky bubble head. Aroma of sour orange, and sweet berry. Flavor is strawberry, mixed berry, and sour orange. Interesting thing about this, it got continuously better as it sits and warms. Sourness a 5/10, but it’s interesting how complex this grows into. Sweet and sour strawberry finish. Worth the long wait for sure, but didn’t quite blow me away either.

3.9
ippopotamo36 (2533) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle at Andrew place in USA. Thank you. Cloudy apricot color, little lacing. Nose: red fruit, strawberries, rich funky fruit, apricot. Mouth: bit tart, astringent, sour fruity, mentuccia, herbs. Very complex. Great treat. Thank you sir. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours a very hazy dark banana yellow color with straw colored edges and a one finger white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Really dark but has nice retention for the style with sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Funky, musty aroma with some earthy oak and a vibrant vinous fruit sweetness. Slightly sweet smelling with hints of dark grape and strawberry and cream along with a subtle lactic character and prominent funky bugs. The wild yeast adds complexity without overpower the fruit notes. Smells very good! On the lighter end of medium body with a decent amount of sour acidity along with some dry oak, musty funk, lactic cream and sweet light fruit esters. Kind of feels like a strawberry and cream wild ale with sweet berries and other vinous fruit flavors complimented by acetic acid and a nice oak barrel presence. Some lactic funk lingering subtlety underneath but it never becomes harsh or solvent like. Highly recommended!

5
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Wonderful sour, strawberries dominate nose. Sparkling cider like with peach like after tones. Light fruits through out entire flavors. Some funk and mild Brett. Very thirst quenching with really tart finish.


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