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Almanac Farmers Reserve Pluot

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1767) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from Bob’s.

Another Almanac sour. That chalky, sour, almanac funk dominates the nose, with hints of oak and green apricot. Green apricot comes on stronger in the flavor, funk backgrounded, lemon juice as usual. Not as good as the bizarre Stillwater Debauched that I just had, but perfectly well put together and enjoyable to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3332) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
375 ml. bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, funk, and stone fruit. Taste is citrus, stone fruit, funk, and oak. Very nice Sour Ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1814) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to my local group for sharing. Pours a hazy light orange color with a small ring of head. Aromas are apricots, lemons, and funky brett. Tastes has a bunch of fresh apricots to go along with the brett and a fairly strong sourness. Just on the edge of being too sour for me. I really liked this one since I love apricots. I’ve never had a pluot so I think I’m gonna have to pick some up now.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6069) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Pour out of bottle, hazy orange with white head, aroma brought notes of sour fruit, berry, some touch of apricot, hints of biscuit, bread, some yeast, funk, oaky tones in there, pretty nice. Taste is a mix of grass, grain, biscuit, bread, tart fruit, hints of oak, touch of tart yogurt sour notes, some berry, finishing tart dry, bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7 (1657) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle split with Chris and Ray. Pours a hazy gold with tight white bubbly head. Aroma is citrus, oak, horse schlong. Dry and tannic. Pretty tart.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of apricot, plums, light citrus, a touch of herbal notes, and peach. It pours hazy golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a very fine ring. The flavor starts with citrus, apricot, and going plum. The finish has moderate lemon, faint floral notes, and sour peach. It’s light bodied with moderate-lively carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2239) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 10, 2014
This is great stuff. Pours hazy yellow. Aroma is stone fruits, light berries, funk, and tartness. Taste is medium sour with light fruity sweetness. Funk and doughyness round out the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2993) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle - Apricot and stone fruits with some tart funk and citrus. Hazy yellow with a decent white head. Tart apricot, funky citrus notes and some barrel. Complex and not so tart that is gets lost. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3034) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Belle surprise qui m’attendait hier à la campagne. Peter, mon voisin, arrive chez moi avec des bouteilles de cette boisson californienne. Décidément, ce mec, a plus d’une bière dans son sac. Donc, un 375 ml d’un liquide embouteillé en mars de cette année. À l’oeil, cette concoction ressemble à une IPA non filtré. La petite mousse blanche cassée frétille avant de s’accrocher. Le premier nez est fait de céréales suries et de yaourt. Le second montre un chêne aux allures funky et un fruité bien citrique. La première gorgée et les suivantes s’articulent autour d’une barrique imbibée de fruits acidulés avec une fine impression lactique. En bouche, je note un corps de moyenne densité avec une infiltration normale des bulles. Sa texture légère lui va à ravir. En finale, la bière est bien mordante et capable de transformer ma langue en un petit désert parfumé par une agréable acidité. Cette bière qui est définitivement bonne mais peu complexe est ma 3000ième bière inscrite sur ce site rempli d’individus qui partagent la même quête futile. Pathétique, oui je le suis et je l’assume pour le moment.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 014: Almanac-tastic 01 on 06/27/2014. Cloudy golden color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, oak and yeast. Medium-bodied with flavors of tart apricot, vinous oak and yeast. The finish is moderately sour with a lingering apricot aftertaste. Pretty good all around.


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