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More Carnage

More carnage
Yet another carnage pic

Just because my liver wasn’t in enough pain, we added another short session the next day while the wives were next door at a party:

  • DFH Raison D’Extra
  • Abbaye de Bon Chien Wine Barrel Grand Cru
  • Wicked Weed Malice
  • Almanac Valley of the Hearts Delight
  • Almanac Cognac BA Heirloom Pumpkin
  • Crafted Meadery Pollinator

That mead was a nice surprise Рa carbonated blackberry mead.  Damned nice.  

Thanks, Pete!

Almanac Farmer’s Reserve #3

Almanac Farmer's Reserve #3
Almanac Farmer's Reserve #3

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6%
Bottled: 2012
Size: 375ml bottle
Price: $10-ish
Bottle Count: Unknown

I’d only heard a little about these before someone had sent them to me. I hadn’t paid much attention before, but maybe I should’ve been. Strawberries, nectarines, and wine barrels? Oh, yes please. Strawberries sours don’t always turn out great (Hanssens, I’m looking at you), but I’ll give it a shot.

So it smells nice enough — plenty of citrus, and the strawberry is floating around there somewhere. And there’s a little sweet-tart to it, too. The taste is all nectarine upfront, along with some red berry in the middle, all wrapped in a light lacto sourness. A little drying, from the wine barrel I assume, but pretty nice on a hot day (we have a shitload of those here; yesterday was another 105+ heat index day). Damned good, and worth finding more.

For some reason #4 was sold out almost instantly, and I haven’t tried #1 or #2 yet, so hit me up if you have some. As it is I’m definitely ordering more of this one.