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Almanac Farmers Reserve Citrus (2014)

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Citrus and beer have always made a great pair, ever since the first lemon wedge was added to a cold wheat beer. Here we expand on that tradition in a new way, melding the intensely aromatic zest of Buddha’s Hand citrons with the bracing tartness of Bergamot oranges in a sour blonde ale aged in wine barrels. Pair with sushi or flakey white fish or contrast with earthy roasted root vegetables.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4736) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Poured a yellow color with aromas of citrus, light wine, some sourness, some light wet wood, and some funk. Flavors are nice citrus and sour up front with some light wine in the back end, light and refreshing. Could drink this all day, sad I only have one bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kroney (210) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2015
375ml into pint. Aroma: sour citrus, sour yeast, white wine. Appearance: hazy yellow, no head. Taste: tart white wine, oak, citrus. Palate: thin carbonation, sour, balanced. Really good representation of a citrus sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2015
375 ml bottle 2014 vintage poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, orange zest, lemon zest, white wine and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, lemon zest and white wine with a crisp dry tart lingering lemon zest finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4593) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2015
Pours clear blonde, white head fades instantly. Smell is sharply sour, some malty tones as well, but no sweetness. Taste is dry, sharp sourness, citrussy tones are there, but not in an overly intense way, not per se much more than other sour beers might have without the adding citrus fruits. No oranges or wine notes to be found... It does feel wattery, and to high on carbo though. Not of the same quality as some other sours these guys did..,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1264) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle as pictured. Poured a golden yellow, some carbonation. Couldn’t really distinguish any fruits in particular and I’m not really sure what a citron tastes like. Nice tart citrus flavor but not overly puckering. Really a balanced sour beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 10, 2015
you can definitely tell Almanac’s sours apart from others - they have a liquid sourdough thing going on in addition to the winey twang and citrus, and like all the others, quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1517) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Clear bright gold yellow. Nose of lemon and light wheat. Crisp with light lemon tartness. Was great with sushi, but second fiddle to the Rare Barrel Soliloquy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
freeofthoughts (684) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2015
Pours hazy yellow quirky nose but excellent orange lemon tartness. Such a delicious refreshing golden citrus tart beer. I could drink this every day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlassBrass440 (297) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 28, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy neon yellow with no head. Funky up front aromas merge and give way to large amounts of citrus. Lemons and oranges. Oak aromas keep it grounded. Intensely dry and tart citrus flavours. Almost like biting into a lemon. A barnyard note hits the mid palate before returning to a milder citrus sour bite. The finish is dry and short.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6749) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2015
Draft at ebp. Pours a cloudy pale orange with a loose creamy white head. Big tangy nectarine and mandarin nose. Juicy and intense. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Tangy, juicy mid palate with puckering bursts of nectarine and mandarin. Gorgeously flavorful. Long tart finish.

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