Farmer's Reserve Pluot - Almanac Beer Co.
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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
4.53/5 rDev +8.1%
Big thanks to Perhops for sending this one for nothing.
A- Honey, non-transparent, thin medium lacing for the style, white cloudy in color
S- Brett funky, then the fruit pluots come out. Not as much S from the fruit comes out of the nose
T- The pluot comes out first, then a low brett suckerpunch; put the fruit stays in the mouth after brett goes away
M- A bit too much carb for me with the style, but nothing bad here. Very balanced, not too thick or thin, the carb follows down the throat a bit harsh, but nothing terrible.
O- I think this is a great take on an American fruit first sour (though not too sour). Almost comes off as a fruit ale, but it is more on the sour end of the spectrum
04-18-2014 23:01:31 | More by gueuzedreg
Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.