Farmer's Reserve #1 - Almanac Beer Co.
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4.55/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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!
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2013 01:07:31 | More by Trilogy31
Farmer's Reserve #1 from Almanac Beer Co.
91 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.