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Farmer's Reserve Blackberry - Almanac Beer Co.

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387 Ratings
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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 7.64%
Wants: 68
Gots: 79 | FT: 20
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: largadeer on 04-20-2014)
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Photo of Stevedore
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml bottle. Poured into a Side Project stemmed glass 9/19/2014.

A- Cloudy, medium-dark orange body with minimal white head that dissipates into nothing quite quickly. Zero retention time, pretty much. No collar or lacing. [3.25]

S- Lot of yogurty lactate and acetic vinegar- essentially quite sour. Musty oak, a bit of acidic lemon. A small essence of blackberry tartness, but I don't feel confident that I would be able to pick it out in a blind tasting compared to other Farmer's Reserve beers. [4]

F- Warhead sour with a lot of lactate, more so than the acetic vinegar. A small bit of oak, white wine grape with a finish similar to blackberry tartness. Again, I'd be hard pressed to identify blackberry as a major contributor to the overall flavour of the beer. It is certainly more subtle than other blackberry sours out there. Still, very tasty and those of you who like straight up sours will enjoy this. [4]

M- Medium bodied, just about the right amount of carbonation despite the minimal head- perhaps it just retains the carbon dioxide better? Not difficult to drink despite how sour it is, as the blackberry tartness doesn't linger for long. [3.75]

O- Quite sour, not a ton of blackberry character but still a more than solid AWA. [4]

Final score: 3.94

Stevedore, Sep 20, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -1.7%

AussieActor, Thursday at 03:05 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

jakewatt135, Thursday at 04:19 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

chcfan, Wednesday at 07:53 PM
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4.15/5  rDev -1%

ssgunbond, Monday at 10:43 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

SpasmWaiter, Nov 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

ElJosharino, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

mendvicdog, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of ChrisISO_SJ
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

ChrisISO_SJ, Nov 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

DRBiser, Nov 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

heystevec, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of scottfrie
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml bottle into snifter. Bottled April 2014.

A: pours a glowing apricot color with two fingers of very active and fizzy white head. The head quickly faded away into a very thin collar leaving no lace.
S: nice bright funk mixed with subtle vinous wine barrel and oak, with semisweet and lightly tart scents of stone fruits and berries. The blackberry is light but noticeable.
T: nice golden sour notes complemented by sweet hints of blackberry and subtle red wine. Greasy oak and hints of straw and tart red berries. The finish full of gritty and clinging tannins, and the aftertaste has a bright and clean lingering tartness to it. Slight notes of lemon, cranberry and grapefruit.
M: tart and drying mouthfeel full of gritty oak and wine tannins. Medium-full body with a nice greasy chew from the oak before the drying finish. Carbonation is sparkling and tingly.
O: flavors worked very well together. Using wine to complement the blackberry was a good call.

scottfrie, Nov 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

bnelson997, Oct 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

GolfingGq, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.61/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky orange body. Medium white head and a medium collar.

Smell - Fruity, but I wouldn't call it blackberry. A little bit of yogurt. Some oak and wine.

Taste - More dynamic. A bit sweeter here, too. Stone fruit sourness. More wine barrel. Less oak.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - Sour and fruity. If that's your thing, it's good. It's just not really exciting beyond being sour and fruity.

Alieniloquium, Oct 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Shawner, Oct 28, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +2.4%

The beer offers a tart quality upfront towards sour apple and lemon juice. A slightly single noted tart quality. The blackberry is a bit faint as it comes up after the sourness. Not much sweetness to speak of. Very similar to the other fruited sours that Almanac is offering.

dar482, Oct 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Ken_P, Oct 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

CavemanRamblin, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Oct 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

dheldman, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

obiwan, Oct 08, 2014
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4.17/5  rDev -0.5%

spointon, Oct 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

LanePerson, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Jho3325, Oct 05, 2014
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Farmer's Reserve Blackberry from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.