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

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BA SCORE
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world-class

424 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 424
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 6.65%
Wants: 70
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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Pours cloudy, brassy like apricot juice. A loose finger high head forms with decent retention and a good amount of lacing for a sour is left on the glass.

The effect of dry hopping with real fruit. Cherry and lemon juice tartness. Floral grassiness, white wine subtle stone fruit atop oak and a cracker-like malt bed.

Sweet music to my mouth, a symphony of juicy lemon and kumquat citrus, cherries and a bit of lactic acidity, lip smackingly sour. Fruit depth of peaches, apricot, green apple and white grapes. Oak tannins and acidity result in drying. Only knock on this one is the soggy grain/stale cookie malt flavor is left after the sourness and fruit fade.

Prickly active carbonation livens up this beer. Alcohol and body are non factors through the drink. Interesting dynamic in the war between drying feelings and the mouth simultaneously watering from the sourness.

This is a WOW beer, the dynamic of the fruit, sourness and wine barrels is captivating and lively. Very clean, features the fruit without the funk. Almanac sours do have a brand of tartness about them likely due to use of the same bacteria and yeast strains but this one is especially flavorful in comparison.

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Valley Of The Heart's Delight from Almanac Beer Co.
96 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.