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Farmer's Reserve Pluot - Almanac Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Farmer's Reserve PluotFarmer's Reserve Pluot

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

393 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 7.18%
Wants: 39
Gots: 70 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: obiwan on 03-18-2014)
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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 4.16.14

A - Pours a cloudy, medium orange with a smaller white head that fades slowly to the edges.

S - Tart stone fruit and oaky.

T - Very fruity, a nice hit of tartness, oaky, peachy-plum

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Good fruit flavors with a nice tartness.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.55/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy pale yellow. Medium white head.

Smell - Light yeasty tartness. Stone fruits.

Taste - Tart and lemony up front. Stone fruit builds up. Tartness builds equally. Some wine-like flavors in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Well carbonated.

Overall - My palate is shot, but this is pretty good. I'm not getting any complexity out of it, though.

Alieniloquium, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of SeeingMeansMore
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

SeeingMeansMore, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of suckaj
3.76/5  rDev -10%

suckaj, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of nkelley77
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

nkelley77, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of jason_nwx
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

jason_nwx, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of dheldman
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

dheldman, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of obiwan
4/5  rDev -4.3%

obiwan, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of dubdrop
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

dubdrop, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Ken_P
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

Ken_P, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of Clemskis
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Clemskis, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of _morandi_
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

_morandi_, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of chadwicktorres
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

chadwicktorres, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of Nuggetz
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Nuggetz, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of sourpower
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

sourpower, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of rudzud
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a thin head that fades to leave a thin wisps and a light halo 4

S - Aromas of the usual almanac yeast notes, faint generic citrus notes, light sweetness, not bad but rather genetic and lackluster. 3.75

T - Taste is nice and tart and sour, good citrus notes, faint pluot notes mostly just sour. Good light funk, nice acidity, still it is quite genetic run of the mill sour albeit a good one. 4.25

M - Mouthfeel is not bad, nicely carbonated, good tartness and acidity. The finish is quite sticky. 4

O - Overall this beer was, like most almanac beers for me, was incredibly underwhelming. 4

Serving Type: Bottle

rudzud, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud
Light fizzy head fades fairly quickly, light lacing, slight hazy straw water chestnut color.

Nose nice lambic like sour, nice lambic like funk, tart generic fruit and a pluot like juicy fruit, tart vinous aromas, almost sour strawberry like, some acidity too.

Taste quite sour, tart generic fruit, little lambic, big sticky lactic acid sour sweet candy thing, like underwhelming sour patch kid. Very mild pluot like or berry like fruit, mild vinous notes, green blueberry flavor. Finish is sticky and flemmy, tart sour fruit lingering, bit more lactic acid.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lighter carb, sticky flemmy, big acidic bite.

Overall ok but underwhelming, like a great lambic watered down, but decent.

jlindros, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
2.4/5  rDev -42.6%

Pour is a hazed golden amber with a bubbly white head that sits for some time. Nose is very green right up front, a little off, hint of plastic, some grain notes, faint fruity plums but extremely light. Taste is faintly green up front, gets very sweet and a hint doughy. The plums are sugary and take over mid palate on. Body is syrupy and thick, strong carbonation and a fizzy finish.

cpetrone84, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Rutager, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

sjrodriguez, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

ianofkishaba, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

threedaggers, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of mobius387
4/5  rDev -4.3%

mobius387, Sep 13, 2014
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Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.