Almanac Farmerís 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
Farmerís 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 Farmerís 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (3090) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Hazy yellow orange in color... Aroma is fantastic, lots of passion fruit and pineapple on the nose... Flavor has notes of Muscat grapes, Sauvignon blanc acidity up front, some underripe peaches, nectarines, with a dry, oaky finish... White wine on palate... Exceedingly complex and well executed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbruner (4446) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Pours a hazy golden yellow from the bomber with thin ring of bubbly white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of funky grape must, a hint of lactic acidity, and sweet tannins. Taste is sweet white grape up front, funky sour middle, and a nice smooth ending. Bubbly effervescence, booze is incredibly well hidden, perfect balance. Almost like a sour beer meets white wine, amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (954) - - FEB 12, 2016
Cloudy dandelion yellow with a thin head of white. Brilliant nose -- pineapple, peach, Brett funk, green apple in that order but in fairly equal proportion. Flavor starts with a hit of barnyard and hay before the mild fruits arrive; pear again, and apple. The swallow is a waterfall of fresh pineapple juice with mild acidity -- the perfect level. Well-developed flavor and complexity, surprising balance. An incredible beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (13780) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/28/16] Draught at Almanac & Friends Sourfest at MaSo at Park Central Hotel in San Francisco. Hazy golden. Great wine grapes aroma with funk, oak, wine. Sour flavor with fresh fruits (lots of grapes), funk, oak, wine. Medium-bodied. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6141) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2016
(750ml bottle) clearish light gold, fine white bubbles. Nose of white wine barrels, champagne, Muscat grapes, grape must, juicy fruit and dry. Taste is juicy white wine grape, champagne, light wood, alcohol, medium carb and white wine finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2016
750ml bottle. Hazy golden with a white head. Vinous, grapes, funky, tart, citrus, and some fruitiness. Alcohol content well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle @ Thanksgiving. Hazed pale straw colored beer with white foam. Has a bit of alcohol to it right away that I donít really care for, but otherwise I enjoyed it...very white wine/champagne like. Tart green grape, unripe melon, berries, and some citrus peel. Hints of stone fruit add a subtle sweetness, but mostly more fruit driven acidity. Maybe becomes a little bit much as it warms, but good anyway.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Pours a hazy bright golden with a little ring of white micro bubbles. Nose is nice tropical hops, canned pineapple, white mine musk and barrel notes. Mouldery and musty and sour. Fully body with a thick palate. Heavyish mf. Tart up front to a malty finish. Taste is musty mouldery white wine tropical fruits and tropical hops. Wine must, barrel notes, barnyard. A bit muddled and too sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11258) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Grapes and wine in a pleasant way, but still a little more than Iíd like. Acidic and lightly sweet, with lemony sour and a lactic quality. Good, but a one timer for that much coin.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to my man Jon! pours a hazy gold with a white head. amazing sour with a slight taste of all there fruited sours. Lemon raspberry cherry and a little bit of blueberry. great blend


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