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Almanac Farmer’s Reserve 1

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Saison aged in wine barrels with plums, Cabernet, concord, and muscat grapes. Our first California Wild Ale is brewed with a blend of Cabernet and Muscat grapes from Alfieri Farms, Concord grapes from Hamada Farms, and plums from Twin Girls Farm – all located in the fertile San Joaquin valley. Aged for over a year in used wine barrels, this sour ale blends rich flavors of the 2011 Autumn harvest with farmhouse funk. Enjoy with aromatic Taleggio cheese and rich duck confit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle. Thanks Jack. Pours purplish brown with a small spritzy white head. Nose is funky and plummy, with some light grape and oak. Flavor is similar, clean, spritzy sour, light dark fruit and oak. Slick finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle at home with my wife courtesy of Felipe. Big thanks for this one man! Pour is hazy, bright orange with a small white head that quickly dissipated and great lacing. Big funky aroma - cheesy, waxy, cat urine - lemon peel, lactic acid, a hint of vanilla, wood, and grapefruit juice. Taste is funky, basement, lemon zest, pears, green apples, white wine, oak, somewhat musty, a hint of cinnamon, and cranberries with a big sour finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Very gueuze-like and acetic, although, not overly sour. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3638) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle purchased at Nugget in Woodland, CA. The aroma on this has a lightly tart, sour character. There is some cheesiness, here, too. Later on, there is a bit of a floral bouquet. Imagine a stinky cheesemonger hawking his wares in a funeral parlor, where the mortician accidentally spilled some embalming fluid. Mildly hazy dark golden-orange body with a medium, strong, white head that leaves great lacing. Starts with some mild to moderate tartness, which isn’t obnoxious at all. A little vinous. Light cheesy funk comes through in the middle. Finishes with a slight citric lemon accidity. Good mouthfeel. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to the local group for sharing. Pours a hazy amber color with a small fizzy head that fades to thin ring. Aroma has lots of red wine and brett with some flowers. Tastes like red wine, grape juice, and brett barnyard funk. Strong sourness is a bit more than I like but still pretty solid overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3427) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle shared by Tony. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Vinous aromas. Berry and white grape highlights with woody vinous low lights. Good mouthfeel and body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (3391) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
Pours a hazy golden with some floating particles and a thin white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of funk, strawberries and smelly feet. Taste is fruity (strawberries again) and moderately tart. Body is light to medium and carbonation moderate and mouthfeel a little tannic. Overall a solid fruited sour, one of Almanac’s best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3297) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle 375ml. Pours slightly hazy blond with low white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of bretts, fruits, flowers, some fruity yogurt. Taste is of bretts, fruits, acid, grapes, very nice. Palate: Light body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Quite good. Very nice sourness. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle from Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pours clear golden with a thin bubbly white head. Nose is cheesy, with white wine, a little fruit, and some tart lemon. Taste is tart and quenching, with lemon, light cheese, and a decent amount of white grape. Hint of stone fruit. Fluffy and well-carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (3146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a paper thin white head. Aroma of funk, oak and grapes. Taste is tart sour grapes, funk and oak. Citrus in the finish. Really solid sour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle: Slightly hazy amber-copper hybrid with a quickly fading beige head. Aroma of musty grapes, mildly vinous oak, some dark plum, sweet raisin, & a touch of Brett-like funk. Taste is quite tart, but not exactly "sour" or puckering. Vinous grape notes, bordering on Merlot with deeper notes of rum cherry & blackcurrant. A touch of oaky tannins towards the finish, ending with a hint of musty hay, lightly acidic lemon, & grape skins. Dry, sharp mouth feel. Overall, a very nice sour ale.

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