Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Grand Cru

 
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Farmer’s Reserve Grand Cru is an ode to our favorite aromatic white wines. We combined California-grown Muscat Blanc grapes with an imperial version of our Farmer’s Reserve sour blonde base and aged them for over a year in French oak barrels.

The result is a deeply fragrant hybrid that captures the Northern California terroir and seamlessly melds the complex tartness of a Belgian-inspired sour ale with the sun-ripened boldness of white wine grapes. Serve this very limited release alongside fresh, raw oysters and pair with celebratory toasts.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3926) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle, from and with Alexandra Serre et Hugue Lebel(merci!), savoured on August 6 2016; eye: orangey, hazy, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: acidity, sourness, fruity, light white wine; mouth: acidity, sourness, fruity, light white wine, fruity finale with presence of malt, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, fleshy texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille, de et avec Alexandra Serre et Hugue Lebel (merci!), savourée le 6 août 2016; œil : orangée, trouble, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : acidité, aigreur, fruité, léger vin blanc; bouche : acidité, aigreur, fruité, léger vin blanc, finale fruitée avec présence de malt, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture charnue; en résumé : bien

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anova167 (358) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Pale cloudy yellow with a soapy quickly dissipating head. Big aroma of oak, lemon, peach, and grape with a bit of alcohol. Extremely tart flavor of lemon and crisp white wine. Not going to find a winier beer than this. No alcohol heat at all and finishes bone dry. Nice coating mouth feel. Really really good beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (1581) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle thanks to Owen! Pours clear golden yellow with essentially no head. Aroma is green grapes and white wine. Taste is vinous, green grape sweet, slight booze, oaky, champagne.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle. Hazy medium gold, lively white head. Lemony tart/sour with a pronounced vinous quality and moderate funky character. Warming finish bordering on boozy. Not as well integrated as the Beersalis, but still very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (6287) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle. It pours a lightly hazed yellow color with a small, fizzy white head. The aroma is funky with some light hints of rubber and grass. Mostly vanilla and tangerine, but there seems to be light off notes here. The flavor is much cleaner with orange, vanilla, tropical fruit, wine barrel and funk. The finish is woody and funky with vinous white wine. Man...I really love where this one is going with the emphasis on fruit and funk rather than extreme acid, but the rubbery off notes in the aroma were bothersome. Otherwise, really good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a ring of fizzy off white head. Aroma and taste of nice sour, funk, hints of booze and oak. Very wine like.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
c1raider (135) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2016
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Buy this beer if you enjoy fizzy citrus complex splendor. This is going on my CA beer run list! Wow

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2949) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2016
Light yellow pour from a 750ml bottle. Slight white head. Massive fruity nose. Slightly hoppy, tons of fruit, grape and oak. A hint of funk. Really nice!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12766) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is Chardonnay, muscat grapes, oak, medium cracker malt, and light sulfur. Flavor is light sulfur Chardonnay, muscat grapes, oak, medium cracker malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. This is nearly a carbonated Chardonnay.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (7754) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden, medium off white head, dissipates with nice residual and lacing. Aroma is white grapes, must, lemon, oak, a bit of barnyard. Flavor is light tart, medium funk, lots of musty basement, loads of white grape and musty skins. Very low on acetone or other acidic bite. Medium body. A bit of heat from the abv, especially in the far finish. Very nice grape sour.


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