Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Grand Cru

 
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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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4.4
hopdog (12673) - 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.

4.4
GlasgowTAD (1847) - 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.

4.4
Anova167 (371) - 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!

4.3
daknole (11049) - 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!

4.3
jbruner (4865) - 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.

4.2
UDBeernut (2883) - 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.

4.2
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

4.1
Ernesto987 (6050) - 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.

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.

4.1
baraciisch (3281) - 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


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