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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States
almanacbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This sour ale is inspired by the agricultural history of the Santa Clara Valley. Long before it became Silicon Valley, it was known as the Valley of The Heart’s Delight, a fertile basin overflowing with fruit orchards. Brewed with foraged apricots handpicked by the Garden To Table non-profit, this collaborative beer celebrates and supports their mission to promote urban farming in San Jose.

Added by largadeer on 01-30-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
832
Reviews:
97
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.26%
 
 
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Pours a hazy mango color. Aroma is very tart and has soir fruity notes. Flavor is tart and funky with some saltiness. Finished with a nice acidic fruity tastes, reminded me of apricots and plums. Has a silky smooth feel and body is like a retesting glad of fruit juice. Overall I really like this a lot.

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half bottle into snifter

pours slightly hazy straw gold with minimal head, but fine cascading carb
Huge apricots on the nose, a touch of lacto tart behind
More apricots and tart sour. No funk, and the dates and mulberries aren't really coming through, but it is fine - the apricot is awesome. Not getting much wine barrel either
Good carb and bright soft mouthfeel

Overall very tasty beer - more straight up apricot, so slight ding for not being what it says on the box, but otherwise excellent

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Valley Of The Heart's Delight from Almanac Beer Co.
4.27 out of 5 based on 832 ratings.
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