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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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377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 6.92%
Wants: 39
Gots: 67 | FT: 16
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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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of rudzud
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a thin head that fades to leave a thin wisps and a light halo 4

S - Aromas of the usual almanac yeast notes, faint generic citrus notes, light sweetness, not bad but rather genetic and lackluster. 3.75

T - Taste is nice and tart and sour, good citrus notes, faint pluot notes mostly just sour. Good light funk, nice acidity, still it is quite genetic run of the mill sour albeit a good one. 4.25

M - Mouthfeel is not bad, nicely carbonated, good tartness and acidity. The finish is quite sticky. 4

O - Overall this beer was, like most almanac beers for me, was incredibly underwhelming. 4

Serving Type: Bottle

rudzud, Monday at 12:48 AM
Photo of jlindros
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud
Light fizzy head fades fairly quickly, light lacing, slight hazy straw water chestnut color.

Nose nice lambic like sour, nice lambic like funk, tart generic fruit and a pluot like juicy fruit, tart vinous aromas, almost sour strawberry like, some acidity too.

Taste quite sour, tart generic fruit, little lambic, big sticky lactic acid sour sweet candy thing, like underwhelming sour patch kid. Very mild pluot like or berry like fruit, mild vinous notes, green blueberry flavor. Finish is sticky and flemmy, tart sour fruit lingering, bit more lactic acid.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lighter carb, sticky flemmy, big acidic bite.

Overall ok but underwhelming, like a great lambic watered down, but decent.

jlindros, Sunday at 11:30 PM
Photo of cpetrone84
2.4/5  rDev -42.7%

Pour is a hazed golden amber with a bubbly white head that sits for some time. Nose is very green right up front, a little off, hint of plastic, some grain notes, faint fruity plums but extremely light. Taste is faintly green up front, gets very sweet and a hint doughy. The plums are sugary and take over mid palate on. Body is syrupy and thick, strong carbonation and a fizzy finish.

cpetrone84, Sunday at 12:39 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Rutager, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

sjrodriguez, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

ianofkishaba, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

threedaggers, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

mobius387, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Dactrius, Sep 13, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -13.1%

CBack465, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

HopDropTheElder, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

DrewRPS, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of CowsandBeer
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Bottled poured into a Bruery tulip. Bottled 03/2014.

Ap: Pours a thin cap of fizzy white head which quickly faded to a thin ring. Goregous hazy light orange body with thin lacing. Brings to mind some kind of cocktail. 4.0

Ar: Fresh pluots up front, a bit of dry musty yeast, and a light lactic sourness blending very well with notes of fruit juice (pluots, papaya, grapes) and tart wine barrels. Refreshing and tart. 4.25

T: Starts off with a huge wave of lactic sourness before with a little bit of decaying farmhouse type yeast to cut it. Some fruit tartness and a washed stone/mineral note in the middle, but it's mostly a big wave of fruity sourness before ending on cracker malt backbone and wine barrel. 4.0

Mf: Prickly, light mouthfeel with a huge pucker. Chalky finish. Sip slowly. 3.75

Overall: A light, refreshing fruit sour with a big bite. Almost brings to mind a mini gueuze with its unique mineral note and lactic bite. A fruit punch gueuze, if you will. With that said this was well worth the price and recommended. I regret not buying more than one.

CowsandBeer, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

pwoody11, Sep 07, 2014
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Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.