From Almanac Beer Co – 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, loquats and cherries handpicked by the Garden To Table non-profit, this collaborative beer celebrates and supports their mission to promote urban farming in San Jose.
Almanac Beer Co. – Almanac Valley of the Heart’s Delight – 12.5 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 7% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dull honey mustard with no head.
Aroma: Bright tangerine, cherry and apricot. Sweet white wine.
Taste: Tangerine soda, sour fruit, subtle barrel. Alcohol is well hidden, little to no hop presence.
Mouthfeel: Puckering. Full bodied. Fizzy.
Overall: I’ve tried a few Almanac sours, and this might very well be my favorite one. Perfectly balanced, just sour enough to want to keep going back for the next sip, great level of fruit. I could drink this all day.