Heart's Delight (2014) | Santa Clara Valley Brewing

Heart's Delight (2014)Heart's Delight (2014)
BA SCORE
3.5/5
43 Ratings
Heart's Delight (2014)Heart's Delight (2014)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Santa Clara Valley Brewing
California, United States
scvbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by largadeer on 07-31-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
43
pDev:
19.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of sendsilk
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2014 vintage; drank March 2016 in a SARA tulip.

A: Super hazy orange-gold; almost a pinkish tint. Some soda-like carbonation that disappears immediately.
S: Brett and sweet fruit with a little malt; the cherries are subtle but smell great. Dark cherries?
T: A perfect blend of brett sour with the cherry fruit; not too sour and not under done. The only drawback is that the flavors don't sit too long on the tongue which would be even better.
M: Crisp with a smooth (maybe too smooth) finish.
O: Two years has done this beer great things. I had one fresh a long time ago and the flavors needed time to marry and work off of each other. The brett has done it's job wonderfully and has even protected some of the hops. Highly recommended for sour fans; if you find it now it's ready to go and could sit another year or two to funk up a bit.

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Photo of CJNAPS
3.81/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SourAddict
3.84/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cherche
3.99/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: hazy, soft orange
S: tart fruity
T: like smell
M: high carbonation - on par with most sours
O: very nice sour, worth trying for sure. Surprised by the low rating to be honest. I'd definitely get it again if I saw it...

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Photo of OGdirty
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vermilcj
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrisjws
4.16/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the taproom, served in a tulip glass. Started cold, warmed up as consumed.

A: Light golden in color, low carbonation. Transparent, not cloudy at all.
S: Sour cherries, wine barrels
T: Sour cherries right upfront, tartness, wine like aftertaste
M: Medium mouthfeel, aftertaste lingers well between each sip
O: Solid sour, nice and multi-layered. Not quite in the weight class of RR sours, but very drinkable and tasty.

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Photo of kiki3drt292
2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of SLubeski
2.71/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Sideswipe
2.21/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pour is a golden hue with a small mass of tight bubbles that dissipate immediately. Smells faintly funky with oak undertones. Tastes like slightly tart water. Don't bother with this one

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Photo of boyntonliquors
5/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very nicely done lambic from a local favorite brewery. This beer was made at Hermitage Brewing which has a very solid sour program. Almanac is also produced there. As a Kriek, the Heart’s Delight is well balanced beer with very intense notes of fruit that is locally sourced. A true farm to bottle product from an up and coming brewery and is an example of the Mstr Brewer, Steve Donohue’s experience in the industry.

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Photo of shleepy
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Almost no head. Color between yellow and amber. Smells like souring stonefruit. Light body, and it's just lightly sour/Bretty. Not bad - refreshing.

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Photo of Bierleichen
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BDeibs
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of GuttaMane138
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of richard_stanton
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of AlexFields
3/5  rDev -14.3%

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Heart's Delight (2014) from Santa Clara Valley Brewing
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 43 ratings
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