Valley Of The Heart's Delight - Almanac Beer Co.
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3.81/5 rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottled Feb 2013. Thanks, Chris!
A hazy light peach with a dense white head that falls off leaving little lacing. The nose is bright with your cherries , apricots, peaches and a moderate lactic sourness. Funk is minimal , and there's a noticeable fleshy, pulpy fruit aroma, especially apricots. A little dough is present.
The palate opens sharply sour with a blend of lactic acid, raw apricot, peach skins and cherry sourness. This is followed by a lemony mid palate that enhances the acidity. Drying and sour on the finish with fleshy fruit and a sourness not unlike aged foufoune( read: heading in an unpleasant direction ). Minimal wine barrel character here, although a moderate grape character is present. Light in body and moderately carbonated, this is solid stuff.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 07:13:11 | More by DefenCorps
4.36/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Hazy light golden body topped with a fairly large, tight bubbled head for a sour/barrel aged beer. After a few minute the head recedes to a thin film with slightly thicker ring around the rim of the glass.
S: Big tart stone fruit and sweet cherry, followed by a mild acidic tartness. Floral citrus zest and a tick of barrel character make themselves known as it warms. Acidity is there, but is very restrained. Very balanced and inviting nose.
T: Tart cherries and citrus, followed by a bit of lactic tingle. A sweeter note of baked stone fruits and a slight graininess round out the flavor. Again very restrained acidity for a AWA, but a great showcase of fruit with a measurable tartness. Delicious.
M: Thin and effervescent, with a lingering tingle along the gumline. Standard for an AWA.
O: Not as aggressively sour as most AWAs in this class, but a great exercise in balance between acidity and fruit character. Love it and wish I had another bottle!
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 04:55:54 | More by More_betterness
Valley Of The Heart's Delight from Almanac Beer Co.
96 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.