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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.

TheHOFF43's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1857) - 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 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kespecial (175) - - SEP 1, 2015
Pours a cloudy yellow, ring of thin head. Nose is dominated by citrus zest, vinegar. Taste explodes with acidity and wine flavors: lemonade, vinho verde, oak and chardonnay. Lots of lemon and some funk and wood for balance. Enjoyable for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12741) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour and citrus aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & citrus flavor with a medium to heavy citrus & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (8389) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Very very citrus forward aroma and flavor though still very Oaky and winery like the others. Core fruit forward than any of the berry versions, though, and it works. Dry and funky, moderately acidic. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7749) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2015
375 ml bottle shared with the Tmoney99. Pours a clear yellow golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart/sour citrus, orange, some lemon, mild funk, nice wine barrel character, wood, soft at the finish. I liked the others better than this. Still good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2509) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
A fantastic sour! Thanks so much b3shine for this gem. Pours a hazy yellow/sour. Aromas of vinegar, lemon, and funk. You get some nice barrel notes.. Funky, sour, citrus flavors.. Well balanced. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (11190) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2015 375mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a hazy golden with a medium white head. Nose is dominated by loads of citrus fruits, lemons especially and a touch of orange, with oak and maybe a subtle hint of white wine. Very complex, hugely citric but in a good way and only too drinkable. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (2906) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Sample at a tasting with Joris and Mathieu87. THX for sharing! APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head, full of carbonation. NOSE: tart, citrus, fruity. TASTE: tart, citrus, oak, idd some wine flavor, very well balanced!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1914) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2014
My favorite in this series, because the fruitiness is really aggressive and distinctly citrusy. I could drink this for days. Light tartness, with a refreshing lemon zesty character and some slight bitterness in the finish. Excellent, excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GriffDaddy (105) - - DEC 7, 2014
This might be the strongest, most pronounced flavor in a beer I’ve ever experienced. The sour starts with the aroma, definitely a strong, dry citrus smell that did not prepare me for the nuclear sour that followed. An explosion of tannic citrus mouth pucker. Not sure I would order another, but an interesting one off experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8915) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2014
Small, white head over clear orange beer; end of bottle deposit loosening. Vinous, oranges & lactic acid, preserved citrus. Citrus, lemons, faint sweetness (as dates?). Lipsmacking sourness, but not really much depth. Dry, dry-out effect, finish is slighlty empty. Quite nice, but the nose promised much more complexity than it really offers. Many thanks to M & L V!

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