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Almanac Farmerís Reserve 3

 
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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale Aged In Wine Barrels With Strawberries and Nectarines When summer comes to Californiaís Farmerís Markets, the stands explode with mountains of mouth watering stone fruit and plump strawberries. Aged in used wine barrels for a year, this refreshing & tart wild ale was made with sweet coastal strawberries from Swanton Berry Farms and high-summer crimson baby nectarines from Blossom Bluff Farms. Hereís to our California summer harvest!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Nice hazy golden color. Very distinct sour citrus strawberry nose and no strawberry sweetness. Fresh tangerine/nectarine, white wine, oak, peach, wild yeast and tangy citrus funk.Great wine barrel sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5689) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 19, 2013
375 ml. bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, berries, and funk. Taste is strawberries, lemon, raspberries, funk, and wood. Very, very good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (7093) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle split @ CBC Clerkenwell. Massive thanks to Aaron from BA! This guy killed us with awesome beer. The pourís light amber with a small head. The nose is honeycomb. Nice musty apricot and strawberry tart. Countryside yeastiness. The taste is strawberry fruit leather. A touch of wood. Creamy sweet marshmallow. Only moderately tart. Lovely texture. Nice and bright. Overall, really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Tasted at bottle share at the Syb Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Thanks Derek and Erin! Small snifter. Orange pour with nice, foamy white head that lasted. Good lacing. Aroma of fruits such as cherries, strawberries and plums along with funky barnyard. The taste was somewhat fruity sweet with the sourness of the brett, funky, notes of red wine, and tart cherries. Mouth was tingling but smooth. Light body. Refreshing. Loved it!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3215) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 Bottle from madbeerbaron...thanks Ben! - Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Nose is a bit of plastic, strawberry, and a bit of juicy stone fruit. Lightly sour pale malt...tart and fruity. But the plastic is a bit much. Taste is real tart up front, red wine vinegar, stone fruit, lemon tartness, and a bit of strawberry. Real tart and puckering finish...citric and dry. Fairly thick, with smooth carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle, 08/11/2013. Pours golden orange, white head, dense ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma is seedy strawberry, raspberry, passion fruit and citrus essence, light hay and earthy barnyard must. Taste is tart, juicy strawberries and red fruit, lemon, vinous sangria notes, grassy funky finish. Light, clean bright body, very flavorful. Really nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Thanks for the share OmegaX! This beer was almost too good. SO much strawberry-tart in both the aroma and taste. Flavors soft with tannin, oak and slightly acidic really shine towards the end. Simply delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1889) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
On tap at Whole Foods. Pours a pale golden color without much head. Moderate sourness, a hint of strawberry. Very well balanced crisp sour beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10538) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle @ home, via trade with bytemesis. Thanks Mike! Pours a hazy yellow orange appearance with a white head. Jesus, thereís a shit ton of fruit in the nose. Tons of strawberries, lemon/orange citrus fruits, funk, and white wine in the nose. Quite tart strawberry, very juicy, funky, vinous flavor with some slight herbal/weedy notes. Really unbelievable how much strawberry is packed into this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9371) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, thanks Aaron! Hazy yellow orange pour with thin white head, aroma is big tropical fruits with lots of orange, nectarine, passion fruit, pineapple, strawberry and raspberry, lots of lemon lactic notes, hints of oak as well. Taste is a mix of lots of strawberry, blackberry and raspberry going into big citrus with orange, nectarine, white grape, peach, hints of oak, finishing sweet, sour, and oaky. This is delicious and a great summer beer.


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