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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

374 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 6.68%
Wants: 36
Gots: 69 | FT: 15
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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5/5  rDev +19.3%

foxyaardvark27, Jul 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

sammyg832, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

01001111, Apr 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Danielr26, Apr 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

bpasquini, Apr 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

dantezeull, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

dangelop, Aug 31, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

BMMillsy, Jun 10, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Perhops for sending this one for nothing.

A- Honey, non-transparent, thin medium lacing for the style, white cloudy in color

S- Brett funky, then the fruit pluots come out. Not as much S from the fruit comes out of the nose

T- The pluot comes out first, then a low brett suckerpunch; put the fruit stays in the mouth after brett goes away

M- A bit too much carb for me with the style, but nothing bad here. Very balanced, not too thick or thin, the carb follows down the throat a bit harsh, but nothing terrible.

O- I think this is a great take on an American fruit first sour (though not too sour). Almost comes off as a fruit ale, but it is more on the sour end of the spectrum

gueuzedreg, Apr 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Juan611, Aug 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.