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Almanac Farmerís Reserve 4

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Ale Aged in Wine Barrels With Cara Cara Oranges, Meyer Lemons, and Buddhaís 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 Hamadaís winter citrus - Tart Cara Cara Oranges, sweet Meyer Lemons and fragrant Buddhaís Hand Citrons - This refreshing ale is aged in used wine barrels for over a year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Excellent brew, just love what they are doing. Zingy citrus and nice tartbess leaving you conatantly wanting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle: Semi-clear, yellow-ish body with a lightly foamy white collar that never reaches full head status. Aroma of sour lemons, must, generic citrus, some cotton funk, a bit of white grape, & a strong, dripping wet oak presence in the back-end. Lots of lemon on the palate. Lemon juice, light floral & herbal tones almost edging towards verbena but not quite getting there. Tart citrus flesh, lacto yeast, damp hay bale funk, & a touch of musty wood in the aftertaste. Light, sharp body, thin & crisp. Another solid sour ale in the Almanac series.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5299) - Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
375, wow this was amazing, huge lemon flavors with a good amount of tartness, the wine barrel adds immense complexity, I love this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4239) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Decent clarity. Brown orange color. The nose is very clean. Nice orange and clove with a touch of lemon. This is really good. Itís like drinking beer lemonade with some sort of lime and OJ finish. Mineral taste present. Really nice body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3298) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to the local group for sharing. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small foamy ring. Aroma is dominated by lemons and black pepper. Taste is the same with some light brett, flowers, and white wine. Moderately sour. Enjoyable sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6273) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, fruit, herbal notes, lemon peel, and a touch of grass. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thick ring. The flavor starts with a a quick dose of citrus and light spur fruit. The finish has light-moderate lemon, faint herbal notes, and white wine. Itís light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!Ö Pours hazy and yellow with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. The aroma features a merger of vanilla, citrus peels and toasted oak. Medium to full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The flavor is sour and citrusy. The finish is short, crisp and tart. Big thanks to newcigarz for sharing this delight!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1708) - Penfield, New York, USA - APR 25, 2014
375ml bottle from trade. Pours a hazy straw color with a larg white puffy head. Aromas of a whole lotta rubber band and not much else. Perhaps a whiff of citrus. Taste is mildly tart, with some rubber band. In all honesty, this tastes quite like my home brewed sour hard cider. Hmm. Flavors of rubber band and citric acid. Kind of watery. Very mediocre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14840) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
Pretty sure this is the one I had. Hazy light tan. Fresh, lemony, vinous...really interesting nose. Tastes lemony, a bit footy yeast, and a hint of lemon. The taste isnít as clean as the nose, but thereís a nice tartness late that aims ambitious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore (614) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a beautiful tangerine color with an off white head that sticks around for quite a while. S- Funky, sour, citrus, lemon rind. T- Floral citrus, lemon rind, wheat, a hint of sourness up front and on the back end. M- Medium bodied with ample carbonation. D- I really enjoyed this beer. The floral aspect of the citrus was a little powerful for me and iím interested to see if that will drop out with age.

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