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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: 43
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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Ratings: 467 | Reviews: 44
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Floydster
4.61/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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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4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice crystal clear, light wheat body with a finger of neon white head. Nice rendition and lace is above par for the style.

S - Tingly nose. Clean malt, bright lemon juice, touch of honey, and plum skin.

T - Oh my... that's tart. Crisp, sharp, tart, underripe plums, cumquats, white bread crust, lemon juice, and a touch of salt.

M - Medium frame with smooth center. Sharp acidic edges.

O - One of the bolder sours in the Farm to Barrel series. Nice plum (although I guess it's technically pluot) character.

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4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle into snifter. Bottled March 2014.

A: Pours a clear golden with two fingers of fluffy white head that faded into a lasting film. Spotty lace was left down the glass.
S: Tart and clean nose with bright flavors of acid and pluots. Light blonde ale notes poke through beneath. Slight oak.
T: A sour blonde ale first with pluots second. Clean and delicious notes of pale malt and bready yeast mix well with semisweet fruit flavors of apricot and plum. The finish is full of buttery oak and mild white wine, and the aftertaste is juicy and lingering. Tartness is very clean with no acidity or harshness.
M: Medium-full body, juicy, sweet, tart, and easy mouthfeel. Carbonation is soft sand smooth.
O: One of the smoothest and easiest to drink Almanac sours I've had.

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4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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