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Farmer's Reserve Pluot - Almanac Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Farmer's Reserve PluotFarmer's Reserve Pluot

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

351 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 351
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 6.68%
Wants: 33
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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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -28.4%

05-12-2014 05:54:26 | More by dertyd
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Tom-Peters

California

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

04-03-2014 16:29:11 | More by Tom-Peters
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Jdevoss


3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

07-06-2014 04:30:49 | More by Jdevoss
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

07-12-2014 00:56:02 | More by Rhettroactive
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Rick778

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

03-29-2014 03:13:37 | More by Rick778
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spoonsock

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

06-24-2014 06:45:55 | More by spoonsock
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TboneRN

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

06-05-2014 10:06:27 | More by TboneRN
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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

04-24-2014 00:03:55 | More by Soto
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

06-06-2014 02:00:28 | More by Jasonrm72
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Hopnotic_John

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

06-20-2014 03:24:30 | More by Hopnotic_John
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kevanb

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

07-24-2014 02:13:43 | More by kevanb
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

04-19-2014 05:14:17 | More by StonedTrippin
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

05-09-2014 23:39:54 | More by acurtis
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California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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California

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California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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California

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.