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Almanac Farmers Reserve Pluot

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pluots are some of our favorite fruits. Created by cross-breeding apricots and plums, there are dozens of varieties with an amazing range of color and flavor. All through the summer, Blossom Bluff Orchards picks each variety at its peak: Dapple Dandy, Honey Punch, Flavor Queen, Black Kat & Dapple Jack were all added to a sour blonde ale and aged in wine barrels to create this funky oak-aged brew.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2338) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Clear yellow pour with a white head. One sour ass Pluot. Average body and mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
September 9, 2014 - shared by J&K with me and blankboy. 375ml bottle. Hazy/cloudy pale yellow, smallish frothy off-white head. Sour and fruity, definite oak and wine. Taste follows, more lemon, less barrel, slightly buttery (not in any kind of bad way). Solid body, carbonation and acidity dry tingly finish. Pretty damned nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (907) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Surprisingly beats out the blackberry, but only by a hair. Great flavor of dusty and musty pluot skins and tannins. Delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2597) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle from a recen trade and shared with westmeister. Another decently sour beer here with the fruit poking through a bit. Plum mainly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Sampled May 2014
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a honey color that shows a mostly clear, pale straw-golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells tart and floral with a back note that has a mineral character to it. There is a rounded, mostly non-descript fruitiness to the nose up front, but towards the middle and finish a ripe pluot like character becomes noticeable. The grain character is supporting, but light aromas of straw and perhaps a touch of pale grain crackers is noticeable at times.

The texture is soft and creamy, but this is nicely balanced by a persistent, lightly effervescent carbonation. The tartness here is a mix of various acidities from the lactic fermentation and fruit; it adds a soft balance to this beer. Floral, plum like and apricot like flavors define the noticeable fruitiness that is in this beer; in fact this almost has a grapelike flavor to it that leans towards currants. As the beer warms up a bit of grain character becomes noticeable, soft straw notes, and a bit of hay like cracker notes. The tartness here has a touch of yogurt like character to it.

A clean, subtly fruited, sour beer, this works pretty well in its simplicity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1784) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Another solid offering from Almanac. I do feel (without any research whatsoever) that Almanac has one base beer that is super acidic and then they add a bunch of shit to it. Still - quite nice with lemons, dark fruit, pluots. Sharp and dry finish.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
[ Bottle ][ ˝ of 37.5cl][ Tasting ][ Trade ][ Tulip ][ 9.27.14 ]
Hazy gold, thin white ring with good lacing. Green nose, light lime and celery, some Berliner notes in the grainy front. Hot, spicy acid front palate, light rice and ethanol mid, boozy despite low abv, sticky and green through the lactic finish. Another vegetal almanac beer that more closely resembles a citric-heavy berliner than sour.

[ 9.27 Tasting Ranking ]
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3563) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle. Golden hazy pour with white head. Nice tart fruit aromas, plum, apricot, and funky tones. Flavors follow, tart, lacking something though, but not sourness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5767) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Yellow pour with a white head/ The aroma is full of orange citrus notes with some cinnamon and a light bit of tartness. The flavor has some nice citrusy notes as well as some light funk and tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. As always, a nice sour from Almanac.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (1863) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Murky light vibrant yellow. Peachy, orangey, citrus, hay, slight unripe sour plum in the aroma. Flavor is very tart, some yogurt, sour unripe plums, slight peachy earthy finish and some saltiness. Lighter wet body, good carbonation.


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