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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7142) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle shared by Max with Andy, Pearl and Paul. Pours a hazy yellow golden body with wispy white lacing. Aroma is super tart lemon, sweet fruits and beautiful funk. Mouthfeel is perfectly tart with notes of funky citrus fruits, sugar, apricot and peach. Incredible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (7666) - Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle to tulip (shared by tastybeer). Looks good; a mostly transparent gold with white lacing and lively carbonation. Smells solid; wet horse blanket and mild funk. Tastes like it smells, but more tart, with less wet horse blanket. A bit of citrus. Nice on the palate. Good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2782) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Poured from a 375ml bottle, thanks to Zane. The aroma is big citrus, dusty, hints of melons. The flavor is lemon, citrus, rosemary, malty. A very tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11862) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
375 bottle-thanks matsciguy/Levi @RBSG-Minni-thin white-yellow/gold. A-tart lemon, 2nd wheat/lt malt, some acetic. T-follows. Crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (600) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle from joeneugs, thanks Joe! Pours cloudy, shimmering yellow with a billowing, merengue-like head. Sharp and acetic nose at first, then just burst with fresh lemons and citron. Not getting much orange off of the nose, but it sneaks in a bit on the mouthfeel. Tangy, lemony palate. Not too astringent on the finish, which is nice. A little milder, and this would be a real thirst-quencher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6684) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle split @ CBC Clerkenwell. Cheer to Aaron from BA ! The pour’s gold with a small head. The nose is lemon citrus, herbs, yeasty funk. The taste is strongly tart, acetic. More subtly notes of honeyed lemon. Rough herbal tang. Quite boozy considering the modest ABV. Overall, decent, but not up to the standard of the other Almanac sours we tried.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1784) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2015 From trade with raiders707. Thanks man! Citrus and lacto on nose with something else i wanted to call ginger but really couldn’t place...maybe the buddha? cloudy yellow very similar appearance to #3. Tart with gobs of citrus but never overwhelming and round enough body and perceived sweetness to pull it together. Preferred over #3 on the night in side by side but really a push.. Great with some cedar plank king salmon. >>rerate: leaving numbers though this has definitely diminished especially the nose. The non-Farmers Citrus just doesnt match up to this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (10586) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle - Sour white grape, grass, lemon and other citrus. Pale clear gold with bubbly small head. Very tart, white grape that finishes with lemon citrus. Very light and effervescent. A perfect summer beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17230) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Big thanks to Aaron. Pours hazy gold with a light, creamy head. Big herbal aroma, some dough. Tangy flavor, thyme. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Herby and tangy finish, some lemony citrus. Quite unique and very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popway (144) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
mild citrus, bread, yeast, I really enjoy this combination during the summer months. White lacing & clouds, carbonation, gold appearance, refreshing, lovely borderline sour. I prefered this one to #3.

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