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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (4285) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bright golden yellow body, medium white head, spotty lacing. Bright Meyer lemon takes center stage, sprite, and blood orange. Flavor is more muted than the nose. Medium to light bodied, lively carbonation, juicy finish that lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3423) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle shared by Tony. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Citrus aromas. Big lemon and citrus notes. A wacky undercurrent that makes me think of water from a cactus plant. NOt overly tart or acidic. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (5842) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle split with Keith, pours hazy bright golden with light head, minimal lacing. Aromas and flavor of ultra tart lemons, zesty orange juice, lactic funk, pink lemonade, and white vino. Refreshing, zippy, and tart as hell. Good drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7060) - Utah, USA - JUL 17, 2013
12oz bottle shared by Dallas
Cloudy yellow with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma of wheat and red roses. Flavor is tart, citrus and dry
Nice, would be good drinking outside on a hot day

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17220) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle split at Craft Clerko Tasting, thanks to Aaron, 08/07/13. Hazed golden with a thin off white head. Nose carries herbal tones, spice, bitter fruits, bitter orange, light sour tones, menthol. Taste comprises orange pith, farmy, grass, lemon rind, spice, hint of liqourice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light bitter tarte notes in the finish. Sour light. Ok stuff but I’d prefer a little more puckering/tarteness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
8th July 2013
Craft Clerkenwell tasting. Thanks to Aaron. Light haze on this gold beer, little pale cream coloured head. Light dry crisp palate. Lovely lemon, tart but never acidic. Finishes with a touch of herb and sherbet. Light dry lemony finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (5415) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Draft at Stone Sour Fest 2013. Pours a golden color, with a white head. Lots of citrus zest, sour lemons, notes of orange, lactic acid, and some oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
woperini (17) - - JUL 9, 2013
Hint of sour, some barrel flavor and some citrus zest from the hand of Buddha. An easy to drink mild sour. Very approachable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle in Eagle with my wife. Pour is hazy lemon with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Big lemon, lightly funky, urine, ginger, citric acid, white grapes, straw, somewhat floral, and oaky aroma. Taste is bright citrus, ginger, funky, urine, tangy, pears, green apples, hay, and orange peel with a medium sour finish. Light body with high carbonation. Pretty nice sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle thanks to bird_machine ! Pours a spritzy golden yellow with a finger or so of white fizzy foam. Beautiful citrus notes with nice vinous barrel notes and funk. Great fizzy mouthfeel with a juicy flavor profile that is balanced by touches of brett and a nice round cheerio malt background. Really enjoyable !

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