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

429 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 7.18%
Wants: 39
Gots: 68 | FT: 19
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.

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Tom-Peters
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of Jdevoss
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of spoonsock
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of TboneRN
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Port_Seat
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of nkelley77
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Soto
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of chadwicktorres
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Jasonrm72
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Hopnotic_John
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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.

Photo of CBack465
3.64/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of breadwinner
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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.

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of rowbow
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of EliotRosewater
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of ShanePB
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.