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Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Citrus (2014)

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (943) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
Bottle @ basement beer bar. Aroma of brett, citrus. Hazy yellow with no head. Taste is moderate+ sour, citrus sour, orange aroma. Light body, dry feel, avg. carb., sour citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2016
Pours a hazy yellow. Big fizzy head that disappears quickly. Nose sour yeasty citrus. Lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Big citrus sour notes, with a touch of tropical fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (1634) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle from craft beer cellar batch from June 15 A: citrusy, light orange app: clear bond no head t/p: thin body with long acidic finish. Soft to moderate carbonation. O: Really enjoyed the aroma from the different citrus used in this beer. It has a nice refreshing tartness. I had the beer alone but could definitely imagine a few food pairing that would work good with it. First beer from Almanac for me, nice intro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3900) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2015
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy golden with an average off-white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, lemon zest, wood, funky notes and yeast. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Mediu bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Sour. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (5977) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2015
From a 50 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear pale gold with an off white head. Vinous nose. Flavors of white wine and orange. Refreshing tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2614) - GREECE - NOV 8, 2015
375ml bottle. Hazy yellow golden color with almost white head. Malty and light yeasty aroma, light funky, cheese, citrus, caramel, wood, light cherry. Sweet, light acidic and light bitter. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5265) - 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 (254) - 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 (12954) - 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 (5863) - 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..,

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