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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (991) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
I love sour beers!!!! This one is amazing you can taste all of the amazing citrus. Delicious the mouth feel is smooth an acidic from the citrus. Great on a hot day!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head that dissipates quickly. Sour/tart, citrus, lemon. Another great sour from Almanac. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewtopiaofPJ (37) - Miller Place, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Citrus Citrus Citus, Sour tart and yummy, perfect after hot work out. Light yeast at end with very slight wood. Overall another great beer from Almanac!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
reggiedunlop (3669) - 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 (10883) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Excellent brew, just love what they are doing. Zingy citrus and nice tartbess leaving you conatantly wanting more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (2955) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2016
375 mL bottle poured. Huge thanks to Tim for the bottle. Completing my quest to try this elusive series of beers from my favorite brewery. Clear golden pour with an active carb, and thick foam head. Big herbal nose to it. Definitely shows the Buddha hand. Flavor is lemon front, herbal, cool, almost minty. Orange and lemon constant. Herbal element makes this great. Good sour consistency throughout. 7/10 in sourness. Never had a beer like this. Herbal sour. Delicious to say the least.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (2127) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore (624) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a beautiful tangerine color with an off white head that sticks around for quite a while. S- Funky, sour, citrus, lemon rind. T- Floral citrus, lemon rind, wheat, a hint of sourness up front and on the back end. M- Medium bodied with ample carbonation. D- I really enjoyed this beer. The floral aspect of the citrus was a little powerful for me and i’m interested to see if that will drop out with age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
375, wow this was amazing, huge lemon flavors with a good amount of tartness, the wine barrel adds immense complexity, I love this!

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