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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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374 Ratings
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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 6.68%
Wants: 36
Gots: 68 | FT: 15
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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4/5  rDev -4.5%

EB1, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

funkel81, Apr 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

yoitsarch, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Auracom, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Rollzroyce21, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Zaximus, Apr 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

MarkyMOD, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of MarcWP
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into Cantillon taster.

Pours hazy, pale peach color with fizzy white head that settles down quickly. The carbonation is so reminiscent of other Almanac sours.

Aroma is big lactic fruit with oak and a wine overlay. Pink grapefruit, peach, plum and apricot (pluot hehe),strawberries, fruity white wine, soft apple notes, and definite woodsy oak shavings.

On the palate you get grapes, plums, juicy sweet lemon, red wine vinegar, acetic strawberry, underripe apricot, peach juice concentrate, and a drying oak essence. Super fruity, plenty of lactic acidity, acetic acid is balanced out well, and despite a fruit juice like sweetness poking it's head the beer is dry for the most part.

Mouthfeel is light with soft fizz. Really pretty easy drinking which is a plus for the style.

Overall another nice offering by Almanac. More and more do I get the similarities within all their sours. The main thing I miss with these beers is funk. Almost no funk present in Almanac sours. They are bright, juicy but light, lactic, and usually show off the fruit additions pretty well. I'll keep drinking them as long the price stays the same as it's a convenient size (375) for a sour and you don't have to commit to a more expensive, bigger bottle.

MarcWP, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

BARFLYB, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Furlinator, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

SamuelR, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

DanSmith17, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

GregoryMo, Apr 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Apricot

S: That familiar Almanac scent; some vinegar, some lemon, a bit of saison funk.

T: Very fruit forward but dry. The pluot really shines through. Its not particularly sour, closer to a berlinerweisse, but still quite dry and flavorful.

M: Crisp, dry.

O: This grew on me after a couple sips. While I prefer some of their more sour offerings, this is yet another excellent brew from Almanac.

01001111, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

scotv, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

twelveinches, Apr 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

aasher, Apr 25, 2014
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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.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

KCBeerNerd, Apr 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

robgage, Apr 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into Duvel glass.

Darker golden color (but not really approaching amber). Fairly opaque.

Smells sour and a bit bretty; bright, spoiled fruit.

Very acidic (which I like), sour. Tastes like citrus, wild berries, plums (pluots?! gasp!). Refreshing and highly drinkable, with a light-medium body.

If you like sour, fruity beers (e.g., Cantillon Fou' Foune) , you will probably enjoy this one.

shleepy, Apr 24, 2014
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Soto, Apr 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

HopsintheSack, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Thishops4u, Apr 22, 2014
Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.