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Farmer's Reserve Pluot - Almanac Beer Co.

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Farmer's Reserve PluotFarmer's Reserve Pluot

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

351 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 351
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 6.68%
Wants: 33
Gots: 72 | FT: 18
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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Reviews by notchucknorris:
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notchucknorris

California

4.23/5  rDev +1%

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.

04-03-2014 02:13:57 | More by notchucknorris
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

07-01-2014 05:37:28 | More by HuskyinPDX
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-14-2014 16:57:52 | More by tectactoe
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-21-2014 02:50:41 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-05-2014 18:49:11 | More by warnerry
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77apm

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-26-2014 12:56:11 | More by 77apm
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mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-16-2014 05:17:16 | More by mctizzz
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-11-2014 03:35:59 | More by aquazr1
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Juan611

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-04-2014 03:03:50 | More by Juan611
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sourdog

California

4.11/5  rDev -1.9%

A: Light, grassy. Head disappears completely after about 20 seconds.

S: Pluots, apricots, apples.

T: Stone fruit, but it's subdued. The sourness is a tinge overpowering.

F: Medium bodied. Nice sour tang.

O: Very enjoyable and solid sour, which I've come to expect from Alamanc. But it lacks the complexity of their other outstanding sours such as VotHD. I'm planning to age a few bottles and try periodically to see if time tempers the sourness which should allow the pluot fruit to shine.

(bottled March 2013)

04-05-2014 00:25:52 | More by sourdog
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-16-2014 23:07:49 | More by Cynic-ale
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01001111

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

A: Apricot

S: That familiar Almanac scent; some vinegar, some lemon, a bit of saison funk.

T: Very fruit forward but dry. The pluot really shines through. Its not particularly sour, closer to a berlinerweisse, but still quite dry and flavorful.

M: Crisp, dry.

O: This grew on me after a couple sips. While I prefer some of their more sour offerings, this is yet another excellent brew from Almanac.

04-26-2014 03:30:38 | More by 01001111
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-10-2014 01:59:48 | More by stereosforgeeks
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BobbysLiquors

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-06-2014 01:04:56 | More by BobbysLiquors
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CrusinforaBrewsin

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-11-2014 01:03:36 | More by CrusinforaBrewsin
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

05-09-2014 23:39:54 | More by acurtis
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-28-2014 04:19:15 | More by roostor07
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

05-29-2014 06:07:02 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-08-2014 22:03:08 | More by mdaschaf
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -28.4%

05-12-2014 05:54:26 | More by dertyd
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blabaer

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-03-2014 04:22:34 | More by blabaer
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California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Tyrus

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-07-2014 17:22:05 | More by Tyrus
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tclipse

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-28-2014 05:32:19 | More by tclipse
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SamuelR

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-26-2014 23:29:32 | More by SamuelR
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Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.