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Almanac Farmer’s 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Pour is clear golden yellow with a thin tight white head. Nose is oaky, lemon, light phenol. Citrus doesn’t really shine, a bit tannic. Taste is more citrusy, fleshy ripe orange. Oak comes in after, light sourness, lacto. Lemon comes in at the back of the palate, strong carbonation and dry finish. Lingering tartness and tannin. Red wine starts to come out more as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cory (372) - , California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. All around sour, all citrus nose, sour taste, it’s mostly lemon that i get from it. Nice citrus sour ale but that is all that it really has to offer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2438) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle..Pour is golden with a thin white head..Nose is nice lemon, citrus, tart, dry barrel..Taste is nice citrus, lemon, dry, oak, nice tartness..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6023) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
This one poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of lemones and oranges and light funk. Flavor was lemon lime kinda of, sour orange fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2852) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to cpetrone. Huge lemon citronella aroma, tastes sweet and tart. Medium light carb and well balanced. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle shared by Jack. Another cool sour. I found this one to be a little on the sharp side with the lemon and bright citrus flavors produced by the fruits. I normally love all of these fruits on their own, but when teemed with the beer and lactic sourness it becomes a little too much for me. Still well done, and maybe it would get much better with a little age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Sampled in a small bottle. A big time citrus brew. The sour is nicely put together. The Meyer lemon flavor is rich and long lasting. Great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6860) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Bouteille de 375 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de citron avec une pointe de céréale. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron avec une pointe de céréale et de brett. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût citronné. (Rating #5430)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1265) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle via El Cerrito Liquor. Had this in the bottom of my fridge for WAY too long. Opened over Christmas at the beach with the inlaws. Pours a clear golden yellow with big white head. Aroma is a lemon acedic sour forward with some slight sweetness. Taste is a very dry lemon sour with some light sweetness. Again, very dry and nice generic citrus zest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5165) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2013
375ml bottle poured into a tasting glass. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, a nice sour/tart note, pale malts, and light fruits. Flavor a great combo of sour and citrusy fruits. Average texture. A really good sour.

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