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

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

393 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 6.65%
Wants: 58
Gots: 68 | FT: 15
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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California

4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks cloudy, golden in color. Not much head on the pour, but par for a sour.
Smells of fresh apricot and cherry notes over malt and oak.
Tastes of tart apricot and cherry fruit, some oak. Vinous and tart, well supported by the light malt. Has a long spicy finish.
Body is medium with slight carbonation. Refreshing.
A fruit forward sour that pairs well with food.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 03:38:25 | More by Beerenauslese
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Rick778

California

4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This may be the best sour I have had to date. I definitely pickup the cherry. The wine barrel aging gives it a wine like character. Carbonation is very fine like a bubbly white wine. The sour is not over powering, but definitely there. This is perfect for a lazy afternoon drink. Need to rush out and pickup a couple more bottles!

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 22:06:48 | More by Rick778
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impending

California

4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A+

375ml into a delicate glass. Pours a fully hazed honey orange, pure white froth retains as a ring, minor lacing.

Handed this blind and asked to guess the fruits - the answers could be legion, everything advertised and so much more. Perfect balance of sweet to sour share an imagined cinnamon.

WoW this is tasty, a liquid sweet tart. Again the multitudes of fruits real and imagined. Exquisite sharp dry bite, white grape skins. Lip smacking goodness

Lively spritzy thin mouthfeel which so seeps into crevices it seems less is swallowed than was sipped.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 05:23:59 | More by impending
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California

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Valley Of The Heart's Delight from Almanac Beer Co.
96 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.