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Almanac Farmerís Reserve 2

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This barrel-aged ale is a celebration of the California autumn harvest. Brewed with heirloom pumpkins from La Tercera Farms in Bodega Bay, crisp Fuyu persimmons from Hamada Farms in the San Joaquin Valley and fresh ginger from the Santa Clara Valley, then aged for over a year in white wine barrels to create a deliciously complex wild ale. Enjoy with delicate white fish and roasted squash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, fruit, pumpkin, light herbal notes, and faint lemon peel. It pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a very fine ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus and a touch of fruit. The finish has lemon, white wine, and a hint of spice (I canít pinpoint it as ginger). Itís light bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (2044) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow/gold with white head. Sour fruits-lemon mainly. I donít get the pumpkin or wine but this is very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2871) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared at LeviLOL tasting. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Really nice tart nose. Soft tartness. A bit earthy and really smooth. Cool beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (9662) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow golden pour. White head. I donít get pumpkin. I get sour light fruit. And itís spectacular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heiskellj (7) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014 does not count
Clean, slightly funky, pretty sour. Lots of good pumpkin flavor. Way too $$$$$. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Sampled in a small bottle. Aged about nine months. A really unique brew that is highly carbonated much more of a wild than a sour. Wish I had served it cold. Room temperature made it more carbonated. Overall really quality flavors.

   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 shared by Jack. Cloudy orange yellow with a soapy fizzy white head and lace. Nose is light spice, ginger, citrus, sage, light sour pumpkin. Flavor is similar, light sawdust, lemon juice, dusty, gourds, white wine, slightly bracing acidic finish. Good stuff overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle from Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pours light amber with a thin white head. Nose is white grape, light stone fruit, and a vinegar tartness. Very nice. taste has lots of Smarties tartness, white grape, and a pleasant tropical fruitiness. Not sweet--mostly just a quenching tartness. Not getting any pumpkin at all. Thin and medium-carbonation. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle... Berliner Bash on the Bay 2013Ö Hazy, lightly golden pour with a tiny, brief head. Both the flavor and aroma are funky, fruity, bready and lightly sour. Medium-bodied with dancing carbonation. Bready, tangy and dry in the finish. Bottle courtesy of the always-generous burg326!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2952) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Hay, Persimmon, Apricot, Mild Pumpkin T: Ginger, Apricots, Hay, Chardonnay M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter Overall, a pretty nice blend with the white wine barrel and ginger, pumpkin, and persimmon.

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