Farmer's Reserve Pluot - Almanac Beer Co.
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Reviews by notchucknorris:
4.23/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a hazed dirty blonde color with a one finger bone white head that recedes fairly quickly.
S: Fairly sweet on the nose. Underripe plum, peaches and cream, juicy red apple, ripe raspberries and some mixed berry puree. All with just a hint of a lactic edge to it. Very inviting.
T: Gives you a nice lactic drawl across the palate right away, rich with underripe raspberry and plum. Middle shows just a hint of malt breadiness before dropping into a finish of underripe white peach, plum skin and meyer lemon. Cuts off a bit short on the finish and isn't as intensely sour as some of the other Almanac sours, but this is absolutely worth trying. Very tasty.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2014 02:13:57 | More by notchucknorris
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3.74/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
375ml bottle poured into an Almanac stemmed glass.
The beer pours a hazy golden color, cloudy and fizzy with a light and bubbly white head, about a finger or so high that has poor retention and leaves no lace. The aroma is okay, fruity but minerally, definitely get the pluot, tart and tangy, it's ripe and has some nice citrusy notes but there is a bit of a sulfuric presence that is mildly off putting. The flavors are nice, very mineral heavy at the front, light funkiness and acidity before the fruit character, nice and fleshy, very apricot forward moreso than plummy, but there is some darkness to the fruit at the back where some citrus sourness and light pale grain comes over. The mouthfeel is good, very lively and carbonated that coats the mouth well, nice body to the beer that finishes with some nice sharpness and tangy pucker.
Verdict: A nice fruited sour beer from Almanac. The fruit is certainly showcased well and brings out some nice depth of fruit flavors across a nice spectrum but the sulfuric quality in the nose and heavy mineral flavors aren't my favorite.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 02:13:43 | More by kevanb
Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.