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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

426 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 7.18%
Wants: 40
Gots: 67 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy, blond with a lot of carbonated fizz. After a few seconds the minimal head disappears completely.

S: A lot of oak/vannila aroma here. Some berries and a hint of peaches if anything "stone fruit". I don't really get much pluot and I've been eating Blossom Bluff orchards pluots for years (in fact I used to run booths at the Marin county farmers market just a few tents down from them!).

T: Some oak, vanilla, sour lemons, rice vinegar, sweet berries, funk.

M: Light, highly carbonated.

O: More farmhouse/funk than most Almanac offerings but a lot less of the stone fruit flavor I was hoping for. The oak comes through very nice though. Its like a sour Curioux.

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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.

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4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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)

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.