Served chilled from a 12 oz bottle and poured into a goblet. Pours an golden orange color with no head whatsoever. Smell is very sweet, with hints of apricots, plums (pluots), vinegary and white wine. Carbonation is moderate to light with a medium to light body. Taste is extremely tart. This is by far the sourest sour I have ever tried. It is a sweet and puckering type of sour, with very little funk that many of the comparable beers have. The emphasis is more on the fruit itself vs. the funkiness of the ale. I savored every single sip of this one.
A big thanks to Kat for this gift! I thoroughly enjoyed this one and will be going to back Carmine Street Beers to pick up another (if they still have it!) I have come to love the Almanac sour beers and cannot wait to see what they come out with next.