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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

318 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 318
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 6.68%
Wants: 26
Gots: 72 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled March 2014.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, acidic, wood, wine, and plum aromas. Taste is much the same with sour plum, acidic, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a really nice sour fruit presence that is slightly better in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 05:40:31 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

With the salt of the earth, no other ale conveys the presence of earthiness like the most raw and rustic spontaneous varieties. While steering the taste and the terrior toward specific tastes, Almanac Beer Company has "almost" complete control of that taste and what's responsible for them. ..."almost" in the most wonderful way possible.

Its piquant aromas are complex with tart wine, earthen hay and something akin to cider vinegar. And while the ale's more pungent scents of sea air, saddle leather and wood must shy away in taste, the early palate is alive with salted lime, orchard fruit, tangy chardonnay, apple cider and under-ripened berries. Though fruity, the pluot individuality is understated and washed out by the ale's tart overall character.

Joining the tandem, more earthy flavors link upon the middle palate as dry oak, sandalwood spice, pepper, and sharp sourness all seep into the taste buds. its mouthwatering taste pierces the jowls with a combination of apricot and plum along with vinegar and wood spice.

And those earthen wafts of horse blanket and cellar-type must return with echoes in aftertaste even as the ale finishes with dry and thirst quenching acidity. Its light and effervescent body projects a fast drinking ale, but its sourness makes it much more of a sipper.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 17:46:37 | More by BEERchitect
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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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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-15-2014 20:49:29 | More by ygtbsm94
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

05-10-2014 06:35:43 | More by GRG1313
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-25-2014 00:51:08 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-03-2014 01:11:18 | More by largadeer
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This looks the same as the Sourdough wild ale, which I had three nights ago. Nose is mild, bready at first. Then it becomes straight woody funk. No strong pluot scent there either. And not really so much on the flavor either, it seems. Barely an accent. Seems like a wild ale with lactic tones and just an overall funky character. Mild pluots on the backend.

I liked the sourdough ale better. Much better. The carbonation on this one is extreme. The pluots give no firm distinction. It's kind of just, there. No real shining traits. Nice enough though.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 03:26:20 | More by RblWthACoz
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-29-2014 06:52:20 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 05:14:17 | More by StonedTrippin
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-16-2014 01:06:58 | More by oline73
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-23-2014 22:18:34 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-15-2014 13:20:18 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-07-2014 17:47:27 | More by beernads
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-20-2014 22:02:19 | More by XmnwildX12
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-28-2014 04:31:18 | More by MarkyMOD
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

05-15-2014 04:04:18 | More by yourefragile
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-21-2014 04:34:21 | More by orangesol
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-10-2014 04:22:54 | More by zestar
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-19-2014 18:24:25 | More by duceswild
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-27-2014 17:49:14 | More by BARFLYB
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-12-2014 06:19:55 | More by drewone
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-08-2014 22:03:08 | More by mdaschaf
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-10-2014 04:03:12 | More by Kelp
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

07-12-2014 00:11:07 | More by billab914
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Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.