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Almanac Farmerís Reserve 3

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Ale Aged In Wine Barrels With Strawberries and Nectarines When summer comes to Californiaís Farmerís Markets, the stands explode with mountains of mouth watering stone fruit and plump strawberries. Aged in used wine barrels for a year, this refreshing & tart wild ale was made with sweet coastal strawberries from Swanton Berry Farms and high-summer crimson baby nectarines from Blossom Bluff Farms. Hereís to our California summer harvest!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours a very hazy dark banana yellow color with straw colored edges and a one finger white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Really dark but has nice retention for the style with sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Funky, musty aroma with some earthy oak and a vibrant vinous fruit sweetness. Slightly sweet smelling with hints of dark grape and strawberry and cream along with a subtle lactic character and prominent funky bugs. The wild yeast adds complexity without overpower the fruit notes. Smells very good! On the lighter end of medium body with a decent amount of sour acidity along with some dry oak, musty funk, lactic cream and sweet light fruit esters. Kind of feels like a strawberry and cream wild ale with sweet berries and other vinous fruit flavors complimented by acetic acid and a nice oak barrel presence. Some lactic funk lingering subtlety underneath but it never becomes harsh or solvent like. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Wonderful sour, strawberries dominate nose. Sparkling cider like with peach like after tones. Light fruits through out entire flavors. Some funk and mild Brett. Very thirst quenching with really tart finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle, 5/15/15. Hazy orange, large fizzy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of soft nectarines, peach, strawberry, mild lingering tartness. The taste is tart strawberry, nectarines, nectarine skins, pale malt, lacto. Fresh, Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, lingering tartness. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4207) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. A bit hazy golden beer with an small light pinkish head. Woody fruity oranges strawberries grassy citrus aroma. Sour fruity and berries citrus rubber vinous flavour. Reallay good refreshing beer :-)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Smell of old oak matches with tart fruity aromas. Flavor of a very fruity Sauvignon blanc and oak ending. All the mild fruits finish rounding this out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1864) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
Bottle shared @ dangerous bottleshare #8 . Pours hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma of hay, funky brett, nectarine, barnyard, dirty oak and some other sweet citrusy notes. Strawberry is very subtle in the aroma. The taste on the other hand holds the strawberry notes along wit nectarines, hay, dry oak and some funky brett. Nice tartness. Definitely one of the better if not the best almanac iíve had yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1086) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshare #8, thanks to Brandon for sending me this!. Pours a hazy dark orange with a thick slightly offwhite head. Aromas of peach, nectarines, strawberry, white wine, brett, floral notes, horse blanket, citrus peel, some pretty dirty oaky notes. Taste is fruity, tart, citrus, strawberries, wild strawberries, dirt, barnyard, oak, dry vinous notes. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1293) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares #8, thanks to Klimaet/Brandon! Pours a hazy orange with a big, white/off white head. Aroma has lots of fruity stuff. Mostly the nectarines shine through with citrus peel, sweet, fruity, slight wild strawberry, dusty funky and tart, big, dirty oak barrel. Taste is fruity tart up front with the citrussy sour notes up front, followed by lots of strawberry sweetness. Dirt, dust, barn, oak and other dry, funky stuff. Both dry and juicy finish. Very nice! One of the best iíve had from Almanac! Crisp, light body with medium high carb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5194) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle, thanks to major Tom. Hazy gold pour with tenacious white head. Aroma is really intense, nice strawberry aroma, white wine, light buttery oak, fruity, intense funkiness, berries. Taste is tart, lightly gastric and acetic but not overpowering, strong citric acidity, awesome berry flavor. Palate is med bodied, med carbonation. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (5199) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2015
Pours clear blonde, rather small white head. Smell is intense, very fruity. strawberries up front, mandarines is more in the back of the scent. Some sourness as well, hint of funk. No real oak in the scent. Taste is sharp , sour and very dry. Sourness gets countered by the fruit. Well mixed between both, but strawberries have the upperhand. Funk and oak arenít very intense in this. Fruit builds up in the ending. Another nice one from Almanac!

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