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Almanac Farmer’s Reserve 4

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Ale Aged in Wine Barrels With Cara Cara Oranges, Meyer Lemons, and Buddha’s Hand Citrons. This tart, citrus-infused wild ale is the story of a farm. In 1921, Shotaro Hamada founded Hamada Farms in the San Joaquin Valley. Today, his grandson Cliff manages 235 acres of bountiful land. Brewed with a tantalizing blend of Hamada’s winter citrus - Tart Cara Cara Oranges, sweet Meyer Lemons and fragrant Buddha’s Hand Citrons - This refreshing ale is aged in used wine barrels for over a year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (2043) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle shared by adnielsen, thanks bro. Lots of citrus on this, really a cool aroma actually. Never had so much citrus in a sour before. Flavor is sour but not overpowering, really easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (2822) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Wow what a nice surprise! Orange citrus in the nose. Light, crisp, still sour and pleasant. Beautiful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle poured a golden color with a ring of white head that fell away. Aroma has golden lemonade,herby orange, light yeasty funk, faint wine barrel, and a light hit of acid. Mouth feel is light and there is medium high carbonation. Flavor brings on the lemon, more citrus acidity than sour, light herbs drift in and out, and there is a bit of sweetness that seems to come from the orange side of this. Initially it smacks you a bit and there is very little wood from the barrels though I do get a snap of dry grapes. I love the fact you get such a fresh punch from the ingredients used. I have smelled the Buddha’s hand citron before (my only reference) and am pretty sure that is what gives this it’s distinct edge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6722) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy golden amber with a shall off white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is tart lemon, funk, barnyard. Flavor about the same, fruity, citric, light tartness, quite dry. Medium body, bubbly carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a clear bright yellow hue with a large and fluffy white head with good retention and decent lace. Aromas are of funky, musty and waxy brett, mild oak, delicate wine and lactone, floral and perfumey citrus, mildly sweet fruit character. Saw dust like wood character. Some juicy esters. Vanilla and a lot of tannin. Flavors are tart, mildly bitter, juicy, estery. Lots of oak and a ton of citrus peel. Lactone, saw dust, tannin and vanilla. Suntan lotion, citrus zest, mild mandarin, a touch of tamarind. Pretty dry, but with a fruity perceived sweetness. Nicely refreshing zest character. Very lively bubbles, lightly tannic, low body, dry. Very refreshing and drinkable. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (14922) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle shared by Joey. Thank you. Pours lemon gold. Nose and taste of lemon, fresh orange, wine barrel and ginger. Medium body. Moderate tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle poured a hazy lemon yellow. Nose of lemon and ginger. Citrus taste with a spicey finish. Reallyyt nice. Thanks joey

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Tap: slight haze on a yellow pour with thin white head. Aroma is lemony with a slight bit of honey and funk...almost citronella-like. Flavor is tangy lemon with some honey sweetness and a bit of yeasty funk. A bit one dimensional but refreshing and tasty...not one I would go to often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Citrus aroma. Citrus flavor with sour/acetic notes. Medium bodied. Orange/lemon lingers with sour/acetic notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Tap at Library Alehouse. Clear glowing orange. Wispy foam. Nose is similar to barrel aged stillwater cellar door with fresh blood orange, key lime, sage, grapefruit, some buttery oaked chardonnay, salt and pepper seasoned grapefruit. Taste brings extensive lactic acid all encompassing, key lime, grapefruit, sour unripe peach. Mild sage and salt. Another boss sour from Almanac. Russian River sacrilegious level of quality.

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