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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
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467 Ratings
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Ratings: 467
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 44
Gots: 82 | FT: 20
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:
Beer added by: obiwan on 03-18-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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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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Appearance is golden yellow with a hint of orange and an inch white head, there was decent retention and very good lacing for a wild ale

Smell is full of citrus with apricots, lemon peel, orange zest, grapefruit, a mix of berries, honey, straw, and funk

Taste starts off tingly with a big apricot bite, it fades into barnyard with a bit of sweetness, plum skins linger on the tongue, sweetens up as it warms, tons of citrus with sharp tartness throughout, like all the sour fruits

Mouthfeel is great, nice body for the style, sharp biting carbonation, and nice prickliness fitting for the flavor profile

Overall this is a great sour, one of only a few I have tasted with pluots, I liked the bold feel of this beer and the big fruit profile, Almanac makes yet another great interpretation of a sour

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Bottle in trade from Doug. Thanks buddy! Pours hazy light tangerine color with a one finger fizzy white head that disappears shortly after pouring. Beautiful sour aroma, huge lacto bite, vinegar, and lots of sweet fruits: plums, apricots, even some berry notes. Beautiful. Flavor is an amazing blend of very sour plums and apricots as expected, lots of lacto and big puckering sour, yet the fruits are sweet and juicy as hell. Some warming vinous notes from the wine barrel that accent the fruits. Lots of prickly carbonation and light to medium bodied. Maybe my new favorite from Almanac. Fantastic. One of the best sours I have ever had. The only thing holding this back from being perfect is a slightly strange wheaty finish, but it is extremely subtle.

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Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.