RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We love blackberries. Tart, sweet and complex but guarded by thorny branches, these alluring fruit have been a favorite of ours since we added them to our very first beer. This sour blonde ale is infused with loads of coastal Blackberries from Swanton Berry Farm in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains and aged in wine barrels for many months. Pair with duck dishes and summer salads.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popway (201) - California, USA - APR 27, 2014
opaque between peach pink and carrot red color, little lacing round the edges. effervescent scent, yeast, sweet honeysuckle, cardboard, taste is hard too put my finger on, light, getting some berry, reminding me of their rasperry offering last summer. I don’t know, much like a fruity wine.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1846) - LATVIA - MAY 16, 2017
Red bit hazy with small white head. Sour fruity aroma. Medium sour bit watery taste with some bitterness on the background and touch of the blackberry notes. Sour fruity aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (1196) - POLAND - MAY 16, 2017
Aroma: blackberry, leaves, barnyard, stone fruit, oak Taste: medium sour, blackberry, barnyard, leaves, aok

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (2030) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2017
I’ve had this for about a month, but I couldn’t wait any longer. I love these Farmer’s Reserve beers. Aroma of blackberry, overripe apple, and funk. Taste is somewhat funky and sour, with some booze, and diacetyl. Bright red with a thin pink head. Sadly this is not fantastic as expected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (821) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2017
375ml bottle. Somewhat unclear red with quickly fading pink head. Aroma is sweet and tart blackberries, light acidity, wood, earthiness and light funk. Taste is moderately acidic with tart blackberries, earthiness, wood, vinous fruitiness and some citric funk. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation and medium acidic vinous berry aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1288) - Lincoln, California, USA - APR 22, 2017
Tart blackberry bready aroma Pours a pinkish red with minimal white bubbly head. Strong blackberry fruit flavor with loads of mouth puckering sourness. Medium light bodied with medium high co2, dry sour finish. Enjoyable sour. Fruit comes through very well ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 19, 2017
Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Blackberry reminds me a lot of the berry-infused Sours I’ve enjoyed from a brewery much closer to my side of the map: Crooked Stave. It’s a flattering comparison. Almanac seems to share a similar mindset in their desire to include lots of fresh fruit but to always remind you that it’s still a Sour with wild yeast. This brew pours dark pink. Its nose is fruity - you certainly pick up on the berry. Flavors of tart blackberry and vinegar-like acidity. Overall, there’s a wonderful balance of sweet/tart. You’ll be disappointed if you’re expecting blackberry extract, but this is about perfect if you’re looking for a well-rounded Sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beachmaster (521) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 16, 2017
On draught. Pours a hazy dark pink, with a pink head that lasts and leaves good lacing. Nose is citrus and berries. Taste is tart citrus with a slight berry taste on the finish. Pleasantly tart and well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3644) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2017
375 ml. bottle. 7.1% ABV per the label. Brewed and bottled Winter 2016-17. Pours a medium, well retained, pinkish head, with slight lacing, over a hazy, purple, red (SRM 17) body......nose is blackberry, mild acid, minimal malts, no hops......taste is moderately tart acid, blackberry with almost hints of sweetness, light vinous tones, mild oak, finishing sour with minimal hop contribution......mouth feel, medium light body, no alcohol, moderate carbonation. The base blonde is quite hidden by the blackberry and associated acid. It is a pleasantly sour beer, proving once again the value of blackberries in the overall style. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (2127) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Draft. A- Vinegar, tart. A- Dark red color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Tart, sour, subtle berry. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, tart finish. O- Lots of vinegar and acidic notes. Very little blackberry to the point where it’s hardly detectable. Okay but really wish there was a lot more fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tognetta (951) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 14, 2017
Avermelhada de leve turbidez, espuma rosada de pouca formação e pouca persistência. Aroma tende a amora e cereja escura. Paladar de média acidez e leve amargor e dulçor. Corpo leve e média/alta carbonataçao. Final trás um leve amargor que as vezes parece vindo da casca ds fruta e as vezes um pouco de lúpulo.


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