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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%
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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Tap at Library Alehouse. Fiancť says it tastes like a sour version of NG Apple Ale. Pours clear golden. Wispy white foam. Nose is bright chardonnay and Russian River style sour blonde with mild Acetic and buttery oak. Sharp nectarine like temptation within more assertive fruitiness. Great lactic palate. Russian River level here nose joke. Superlative key lime lactic palate. Heavy seedy berry, bright nectarine. No off flavors. Wow.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3968) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2016
Bottle. Bit thanks to Andrew for sharing one of his personal whales with the crew. Stringy finish to an initially tall head. Bright hazy peach color. Light tart, spicy. Cool veggie, spicy earthy body. Really delicious. Nice spiced sour, the ginger works. I really dig it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcon25 (487) - Duvall, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2016
(Backlog) Bottle pour at a bottle share, huge thanks to Andrew for sharing this one, ever since the almanac quest started this has been one of your most desirable. 1 down 3 more to go. Light golden pour, nice sour aroma, thin head, mild carb, this beer has held up very well. Some peach flavor for me. Balanced sournes throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1776) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle, shared by Andrew. Thanks! Hazy gold, short lived head. Tart, herbal, citric. Light body with some nice deep funk. Lovely..

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2399) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2016
375 ml bottle poured. The first of a series that I have looked for more than any other series in the world. Peach orange pour with a patchy fizz head. Orange fruit, peach, apricot, and dominant sour aroma. Sour up front. Watermelon, orange, melon. Up to expectation for sure, and worth the wait. Sourness 7/10. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (614) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Pale golden color with a frothy off white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Indistinct sweetness, some citrus on the nose. Persimmon, ginger, citrus that flows into a wave of sourness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Really nice beer but seems to be losing some of the fruit notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (11940) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
375mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a clear pale golden with a medium white head. Nose is very complex, with notes of oak barrels, light ginger and some persimmons -- very wild and complex. Flavour is an usual blend of notes -- including the persimmon, pumpkin and ginger, followed by oaky white wine notes. Very complex, cohesive and drinkable. Medium-high carbonation is appropriate here. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"I was curious about the veggies used in this one, but it was actually the use of white wine barrels that made this one unique. Lightly fruity and spicy, not as funky as the Reserve 1, but more on the funky saison side of wild. Enjoyable and refreshing."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle: Muddled golden color, murky with an off-beige foamy that quickly reduces to a small collar. Musty, sour citrus aroma. Lemon, lightly vinous, leaning more towards white grape than red. A little bit of booziness & a hint of wet oak tingling towards the finish. Iím guessing the citrusy aromas are from the persimmon, but I smell nothing resembling pumpkin or even ginger. The taste certainly has some ginger, though. Mild ginger root, acidic white grape, orangey citrus (persimmon, Iím sure). Lacto yeast provides nice tartness but doesnít go into fully sour territory. Mild acidity in the finish with a kick of Monark apples. Slightly sharp, well carbonated body. A pretty good sour ale, though I would have liked to see a little more of the ginger spice & pumpkin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1095) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
At The Common Table with Jacob, Justin, and Cody. Pours murky yellow orange with a little bubbles. Aroma is big nice juicy orange pulp hint of acidity. Taste is funky fruity pulp.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3272) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to the local group for sharing. Pours a cloudy light orange with a small foamy ring. Aromas are oranges, white wine, lemon, and sour red fruit. Taste is a mix of citrus, white wine, and vinegar. Stinging carbonation. Moderately sour. Solid.


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