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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
reggiedunlop (3583) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a medium white head...nice color, nice retention. Aroma has nice fresh citrus...orange and lemon...with nice accents of bretty funk and citrus rind...very refreshing! Flavor has sour orange...puckering...followed by lemon creeping in...nice and tart. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a nice tart/rindy/grassy citrus finish that has a hint of vanilla. Gorgeous beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Kick ass beer. Oh yeah. Sparkling gold with a nice white head. Perfect lactic sourness, perfect amounts of unique citrus character, carbonation is spot on. This beer really is awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle. Pour is bright gold/orange with a white head. Short retention/some lace. Aroma of lemon peel, citrus, funk, dust, white wine. Taste is very tart, lemon juice, citrus, white wine, lactic. Palate is dry, average carbonation, sharp tart finish. Refreshing and interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Sour and yeasty aroma. Beutiful golden cloudy color. Looks like candy in a glass. Tastes like a warhead! Slapped in the face with sour. Really good but a bit sour for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14590) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Golden colored pour with a white head. Really intense lemon aroma. A bit herbal, too. Some orange, grass, and oak. Candied lemon flavor, some limoncello, and herbs--maybe thyme? Oak, some grass, and orange zest. Nicely tart, both on the nose and tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2556) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Great blend of citrus notes and acidic tartness... Much more floral than I expected, notes of spices... Delicious sour, very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (2695) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pours a bright gold with no head. Aroma of citrus, ginger, oak and funk. Taste is tart and bitter citrus, ginger is present even though I don’t think it’s in the beer. This is really good, better than mimosa as that is the only other citrus sour I have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1916) - 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 (2553) - 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 (2111) - 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.

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