Almanac Farmerís Reserve Grand Cru

 
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11461) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lothore (644) - California, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Pours a deep yellow hue with a fizzy, 2 finger head that fades quickly. Mixed berry, wheat, vinous notes on the nose. Huge white wine flavor all the way through, sour grape, light breads notes, mild bitter notes on the back end. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. This seems like a bit of a miss for me. Really interesting but it just doesnít come together for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Cloudy gold pour, white head. Nice and sour, big bold flavors of wine grapes, lemons, tart funk, nice acidity. Great!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (2871) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Loght gold, slightly hazy, small white head that leaves some soapy looking remnants. Lightly funky nose with white wine and oak notes. Taste is slightly sour, more white wine, oak, some lemons. Medium body. Really well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2015
can not believe that this is so strong. Huge ABV. Tastes like wine, lots of oaky california chardonnay flavors. The carb throws it off and reminds you that this is sort of a beer. Interesting and very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiiruBierBeer (1026) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Smell is general sour and green grapes. Taste is pretty much the same. Medium body, medium carbonation, and very mild foam.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14881) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Capped 750 from the CostCo in Woodland, CA. Pours translucent gold with a transient white head. Aroma of funk and grapes. Like big white grapes with seeds. It is rather tart, not really sour, and it still reminds me of big white table grapes - like the nice part next to the seeds. The tart makes me think a bit of unsweet orange juice. Some oak astringency too. This is well done. Not noticing any heat. Just excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9970) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours cloudy blonde with an attractive off-white head and a funky fruit aroma. There is a puckeringly sour white wine and grape flavor with a dry oak finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7921) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours with a slightly hazed very pale yellow hued body. Good head formation, white foam, retention succumbs to acidity. Some lace and some mild alcohol legs. Aromas are of french oak, mild alcohol, lots of esters reminiscent of pomme fruit (pear, light apples). Some deeper grape notes as well. Lots of oak lactone and vanilla, mild sulfur. Some light stone fruit notes as it warms. Flavors are fruity, lightly jammy. Esters have some perceived sweet notes. Some apricot. Slight sulfur and tannin towards the finish. Warming after only a few sips. Acid seems a touch malic but works well in the overall balance. Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Nicely done.


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