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Farmer's Reserve Blackberry - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

364 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 7.66%
Wants: 63
Gots: 79 | FT: 23
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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Reviews by popery:
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4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich amber, colored with few shades of magenta. It's pretty cloudy. Just a solid glowy mass, at least outside of strong light. A slightly off-white head bubbles up at first but fades to a tight cap after a minute. As I make my way through the glass, only a ring of bubbles remains. Just a bit of lacing. The aroma is berries, lemons, funk, mild oak, mild to moderate vinegar and a gentle vinous note. Happily, I'm not finding any of the mild kinda bile-ish flavor that I get from some Almanac sours - nice to see that cleaned up. Somewhat jammy. The fruit flavors work well, and the blackberry flavor is easy to pick out. A little bit of vanilla sweetness. The blend of berries and wine barrel is particularly nice. Taste is big on tart berries. Starts with some grapey, vanilla sweetness on top of the remnants of malt sugars. Lemons, fruity vinegar and blackberries take center stage with even more tart blackberries finishing it off. Just enough sweetness to let the fruit shine, but it finishes pretty dry. I'm generally for lower abv sours, but this one handles 7% abv well. Pretty clean, particularly for Almanac. Medium to light mouthfeel. Somewhat effervescent carbonation. Very solid offering from Almanac. This is a tasty beer and one of my favorites from them, up there with FR #3 and #4.

popery, Apr 26, 2014
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my favorite from Almanac

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Burnt red-orange.

S: Almanac funk, lemons, faint blackberry.

T: Good puckering sourness. Lemons, apples, yeast funk. Not much fruit in the flavor, just a bit of sweetness on the finish.

M: Dry, puckering, with a sweet finish.

O: Another good sour from Almanac but could definitely use more fruit.

01001111, May 02, 2014
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2.86/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Had in a domestic sour flight at Bottle Craft Little Italy. It was the second 5oz pour in 4 tasters.

Appearance, Light purple. little to no head.

Smell, like piss, possibly animal piss, almost like old piss, like if you dod not flush the toilet after drinking no water for a few days. Or maybe just barnyard piss.

Taste, blackberry, a bit tart, expected more from Almanac, finish of straight up urine...

Mouth feel, fizzy, small bubbles, light.

Overall, put off by the urine smell... sadly the bartender agreed with me...

Jgrody, Jun 01, 2014
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Farmer's Reserve Blackberry from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.