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Valley Of The Heart's Delight - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

433 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 6.65%
Wants: 74
Gots: 66 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with apricots, loquats, and cherries and aged in used wine barrels.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 01-30-2014)
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Photo of Treyliff
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle to teku glass

A- pours a hazy bright go;den orange color with a small fizzy and bubble white head that reduces to leave only a ring around the rim, some short lasting lace left behind when agitated

S- mouth watering tart fruit up front with aromas of apricot, grape skin & maraschino cherry. Slightly acidic with some citrus zest, followed by musty earthy tones & dry woodsy barrel notes, white wine and delicate floral hops close it out

T- apricot and stone fruit sugary sweetness hits the palate first, but is quickly followed buy a big punch of bone dry tartness with an acidic kick. Flavors of lemon zest, cherry skins, peach, white grape and zinfandel follow, completed by earthy and woodsy oak, bone dry finish with more fruit on the linger

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel, and a puckering, bone dry finish that leaves the mouth wanting more

O- a mouth puckering ale that focus more on pure fruity sour notes, with not a lot of funk. The notes from the wine barrels are subtle, but compliment it nicely

Treyliff, Today at 01:52 AM
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4.28/5  rDev -1.8%

Ludwigkpa, Yesterday at 07:43 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

aasher, Saturday at 07:21 PM
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3.76/5  rDev -13.8%

CBack465, Friday at 11:59 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Durdz, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

starshockey9, Sep 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

jose_alehouseSD, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

SUBER, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

jacewg, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

duceswild, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

oline73, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

zbodnar1, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

smokeypeat, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

NicDacey, Aug 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

sourman, Aug 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ColdOne, Aug 25, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev -0.2%

rfgetz, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of thebigredone
3.75/5  rDev -14%

Wow, never had such a hazy, chunky, pour before. There are bits of pulp from the fruit, this looks almost looks like a runny fruit smoothie.

Taste is sharply sour and fruity, with a bit of oak. There is just a hint of plastic on the finish of some of the sips, but fortunately not all.

Mouthfeel is good, except for all the floating particles. This does become a problem as you near the finish of the beer.

Overall, a very solid beer. I would have rated this a 4+, but the particles really become a problem towards the end of the beer, and the small, occasional hints of plastic were off-putting.

thebigredone, Aug 24, 2014
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funkel81, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

mctizzz, Aug 15, 2014
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Valley Of The Heart's Delight from Almanac Beer Co.
97 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.