Almanac Farmer’s Reserve 1

 
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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saison aged in wine barrels with plums, Cabernet, concord, and muscat grapes. Our first California Wild Ale is brewed with a blend of Cabernet and Muscat grapes from Alfieri Farms, Concord grapes from Hamada Farms, and plums from Twin Girls Farm – all located in the fertile San Joaquin valley. Aged for over a year in used wine barrels, this sour ale blends rich flavors of the 2011 Autumn harvest with farmhouse funk. Enjoy with aromatic Taleggio cheese and rich duck confit.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10765) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Crazy complex aroma of oak, funk, and various light fruit and grapes. Flavor pretty much matches the aroma, but then has an oddly absent finish. This is a higher quality sour than expected, though, and probably my favorite Almanac brew to date."

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Bottle... Berliner Bash on the Bay 2013... Cloudy deeply-golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The bouquet delivers a melange of fruity, citrusy, acidic and lightly funky notes. This is so citrusy, it almost smells like orange juice. Light-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Fruity, citrusy, tart flavor. Not sour. Finishes crisp, tangy and bone-dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle @ home, via trade with bytemesis. Thanks Mike! Pours a hazy golden orange appearance with a cream colored head. Actually somewhat cheesy, quite funky, red grape, plum, basement aroma. Plum, big red grape, somewhat oaky, red wine, quite funky, moderately tart flavor. One of the best grape sours that I’ve had in quite a while.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
375mL from Blue Palms, Hollywood. Clear sparkling gold to orange. Medium fizzing white foam. Actually nice lacing. Cheesy, pretty funky bleu cheese nose like some Berliner Weisses. Taste is fresh and tangy RR Temptation style. Bright white wine and refreshing tart green apple and unripe nectarine. Lactic, refreshing. Great, long leathery finish. Similar to Temptation. No acetic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9709) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
375 ml bottle from bytemesis- thanks again! Pours a clear gold with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapes, oak, vanilla, and apple- sweet and tart. Flavor of red and white wine grapes, apples, and sweet malts. Medium-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a tart mouthfeel. Good sour ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
12.7oz, thanks to phaleslu for sharing. Clear orange golden color. Thin white head. Some loose dots and short ropes of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter, soft carbonation. More dry finish. Nice light raspberry funk, some big oak, nice light funky cream. Awesome tart, lightly dry, aromatic sour ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9556) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
On tap at Jupiter Sour Sunday. Pours cloudy orange with a thin white head and a cheese aroma (in a good way). There is a sour fruit flavor that lingers on the palate and a nice yeast presence.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9423) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, aroma brings notes of grape juice, white grape skins, hints of oak, tannins, touch of white fruits with apricot, hints of cracker and biscuit, nice lactic note as well with a hint of spice. Taste is a mix of nice lactic lemon, hints of oak, biscuit, bread, nice spice, touch of tannins, lots of nice white grape, some slight red grape as well, finishing lactic, tart and fairly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8884) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Draft. Amber beer with a whitish head. Sour and light grape aroma. Sour and dark fruit flavor with light grapes. Medium bodied. Sour and dark fruit lingers with light grapes.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (8318) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours hazy/cloudy bright golden with a reviving off-white cap, some retention and lacing. spicy and cheesy berries, leathery bretts, bitter peel, spicy dill, bit of buttery barrels, lightly tannic woodsy notes, pepper. lively to average carbonation, light body - slightly watery; dry, lightly astringent, tart and tasy winey finish. good grapey tart barrel-aged concoction.


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