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Farmer's Reserve Pluot - Almanac Beer Co.

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394 Ratings
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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 7.18%
Wants: 39
Gots: 70 | 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 cpetrone84
2.4/5  rDev -42.6%

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, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -28.2%

dertyd, May 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

Tom-Peters, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Jdevoss, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Rhettroactive, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Rick778, Mar 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

spoonsock, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

TboneRN, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

nkelley77, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Soto, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

chadwicktorres, Oct 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Jasonrm72, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Hopnotic_John, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.55/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy pale yellow. Medium white head.

Smell - Light yeasty tartness. Stone fruits.

Taste - Tart and lemony up front. Stone fruit builds up. Tartness builds equally. Some wine-like flavors in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Well carbonated.

Overall - My palate is shot, but this is pretty good. I'm not getting any complexity out of it, though.

Alieniloquium, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of CBack465
3.64/5  rDev -12.9%

CBack465, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of kevanb
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle poured into an Almanac stemmed glass.

The beer pours a hazy golden color, cloudy and fizzy with a light and bubbly white head, about a finger or so high that has poor retention and leaves no lace. The aroma is okay, fruity but minerally, definitely get the pluot, tart and tangy, it's ripe and has some nice citrusy notes but there is a bit of a sulfuric presence that is mildly off putting. The flavors are nice, very mineral heavy at the front, light funkiness and acidity before the fruit character, nice and fleshy, very apricot forward moreso than plummy, but there is some darkness to the fruit at the back where some citrus sourness and light pale grain comes over. The mouthfeel is good, very lively and carbonated that coats the mouth well, nice body to the beer that finishes with some nice sharpness and tangy pucker.

Verdict: A nice fruited sour beer from Almanac. The fruit is certainly showcased well and brings out some nice depth of fruit flavors across a nice spectrum but the sulfuric quality in the nose and heavy mineral flavors aren't my favorite.

kevanb, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i like this one less than the other almanac beers ive had. maybe its the pluot. the only other pluot beer ive seen is that disaster from new belgium, and while this is a whole lot better, its still got that weird plumy sweetness thats not super compatible with the wild ale yeast in this blonde and relatively flat looking brew, i wish it looked a bit more alive. fruity nose, not unlike some of the oddity apple or pear beers out there, but with a residual sugar level thats noticeable but not brutal for what it is. the brett isnt super robust in the flavor, but it contributes a balance, and a farmy moist morning dew vibe to the beer, which is needed and distinct. im not sure the fruit adds much to an already outstanding base beer, it may even detract for me. a little more time in the bottle may dry this out a little better, and more carbonation would certainly help. its different and delicious, but its absolutely not as tasty as the other almanac beers ive found. not all experiments are successful, and i appreciate the effort without disliking the beer overall.

StonedTrippin, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

acurtis, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

GRG1313, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

rowbow, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

EliotRosewater, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

ShanePB, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

MLEMMLEM393, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

SeeingMeansMore, Oct 12, 2014
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Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.