Almanac Farmer's Reserve Grand Cru

 
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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
joeneugs (6372) - 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
JHeath99 (1680) - 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
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
Bacterial (3060) - 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
BeerandBlues2 (13869) - 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
bytemesis (9327) - 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.

4.1
baraciisch (3398) - 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
jbruner (5401) - 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
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
DSG (15256) - 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.


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