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Almanac Farmer’s Reserve 3

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Ale Aged In Wine Barrels With Strawberries and Nectarines When summer comes to California’s Farmer’s 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. Here’s to our California summer harvest!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3513) - 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 of head. Aromas are strawberry syrup, fresh squeezed lemons, barnyard brett funk, and wet, musty wood. Tastes like fresh strawberries, sour oranges, barnyard, and white wine. Moderately sour with a nice sharp, tart finish. Very good sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daafisch (46) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Thanks to Muthacack over on RBT. Pours a hazy golden color with a slight pink hue to it with a thick white head that lingers. Aroma is a bunch of funk, citrus and a hint of strawberry. The tartness in the taste is right on the money with this one. A nice blend of citrus and strawberry but it isn’t over powering. The tartness and fruit complement each other nicely. Finish is dry, tart with a pleasant fruitiness. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Jimmy. Pours bright hazy yellow with substantial carbonation. Huge barnyard funk reminding me of the best of some Belgian farmhouse ales. The fruit in this beer is settled but there are hints of chardonnay wine barrels. Refreshing and delicious.. Well done. Need more from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Thank you Bytemesis! Pours hazy pale golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is sour, fruity and tiny phenolic with crackers, frozen strawberries, mandarin oranges, lemon juice, ah, dry soil, white pepper corns, white grapes, moist wood and barnyard. Taste is sour and fruity with crackers, smashed strawberries, unripe mandarin oranges, lemon juice, orange juice, hay, gooseberries, green grapes, white wine vinegar, moist wood, lime juice, dry soil and barnyard. Mouthfeel is very dry, tart, mouth-puckering and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour and fruity with crackers, lemon juice, mandarin oranges, blood orange juice, frozen strawberries, hay, unflavored yoghurt, lime juice and hay. Tasty and very refreshing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle at Foeder Teaser Tasting. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a small white/light pinkish head. Woody fruity aroma, oranges, strawberries, nectarines, vinous, grapes, grassy, citrus, biscuits, grapefruit, some peach. Sour fruity flavor, strawberries, citrus, grapefruit, nectarines, rubber, mango, vinous, floral, some bready notes. Sour balanced finish with strawberries, hay and nectar. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle at home with the wife. Pour is slightly hazy straw with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Ripe berries, lemon, biscuit, hints of brett, tangerines, tannins, and oak in the aroma. Taste is fruity, white wine, tangy, orange peels, earthy, grassy, honey, strawberry juice, raspberries, and wood with a medium sour finish. Light body with high carbonation. Solid summer refresher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
Soft straw blonde pour with 1 finger of thin fizzy white head. Wonderful aroma, fully ripe strawberries upfront with a wonderful lactic acidity and subtle peachy notes. Awesome flavor, full acidity upfront that builds throughout to the finish. Strawberry rules the taste with a subtle stone fruit note in the background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (2044) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle at tasting. I really enjoy the berry-centric sours and this did not disappoint. Sour strawberries all over this, not overly tart but enough to make it very good. Strawberries were sublime!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (9662) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Mostly clear light orange pour. White head. Sour strawberry with white wine character. This is incredible. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cory (372) - , California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. Sour citrus, strawberry preserve, warhead candy, with clean finish. This a very tart with the sweet berry notes underneath. Great sour that is a little heavy on the sour end for my liking but my buddy loved it.

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