Farmer's Reserve #1 - Almanac Beer Co.
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4.59/5 rDev +11.7%
Almanac Farmers Reserve #1! Sour ale!
This pours a glowing orange yellow. The aroma is tart, with a slight funk emerging as it warms. I find dominant notes are a combination of sour cherries, dandelion greens and a stinky cheese funk. Nice.
The flavor comes across with an initial bitterness which dovetails into a light funk. Definitely expect the funk to become more present as this beer sits for some more time. I found flavors of wet hay, carrot juice, funky cheese, and some pinot grigio notes. Dry finish.
Another excellent beer from the folks at Almanac.
03-29-2013 05:50:10 | More by elNopalero
4.56/5 rDev +10.9%
Brewed with Plums and Cabernet, Muscat and Concord grapes, aged in wine barrels.
Slightly hazy orange amber with a short lived white head.
Nose is orange marmalade and orange rind. Nose is actually very muscat wine in character.
Mouthfeel is tart, fresh and citric with very light carbonation and a nice balance.
Flavors are tart lemon/tangerine, orange rind and light marmalade with a hint of lacto in the back end.
Finish is bitter orange tart with a hint of sour lacto undertone. Very drinkable; very nice and very much like a lighter, "friendlier" european sour.
This is a high quality beer. I'm going out to buy several bottles. I'll drink this one as much as I can.
03-08-2013 04:48:06 | More by GRG1313
4.55/5 rDev +10.7%
Pours a brilliant old gold amber with very nice clarity, finger of foam settles down to a few flat icebergs of cream. Nose is an explosion of juicy sour grape and bright citrus, a vinous quality along with slight sour funk - but it really pops and is lively. Also some sour stone fruits - not so much plum but apricot than anything, very complex. First sip uou are hit by a rush of really bright sour lemon (truly refreshing and is not dulled by funk, if anything the earthiness is very muted and I just got sour with a complex wave of fruit), dark fruit skin, some pithiness, not too much grapes if anything and a light sourdough note stands up for the malt. The finish is lightly drying but the puckering acidity leftover makes this a great food beer. While I am slightly subjective in regards towards Almanac (though biere de chocolat pretty much sux as well as winter wit and the fennel one) this is an amazingly well done sour. Compared to 'loon gueze i would take this any time - fantastically done!
02-20-2013 01:07:31 | More by Trilogy31
Farmer's Reserve #1 from Almanac Beer Co.
91 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.