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Farmer's Reserve #1 - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

163 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 163
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 150
Gots: 27 | FT: 5
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:
Our first California wild ale is brewed with a blend of Cabernet & Muscat Grapes from Alfieri Farms, Concord grapes from Hamada Farms and plums from Twin Girls Farm—all located in the fertile San Joaquin Valley. Aged for over a year in used wine barrels, this sour ale blends rich flavors of the 2011 autumn harvest with farmhouse funk.

(Beer added by: augustgarage on 02-13-2013)
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LittleDon

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber with very little head. Aroma is very muted. Grain, oak, apples, and a bit of spice. Heavy carbonation and light body. Flavor is its strong point. A subtle sour. Great balance between sweet and dry with a hint of oak. Light sourness and very mild funk on the finish. BTW, I cellared this about a year, which may have toned down some of the characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 21:55:31 | More by LittleDon
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drz955

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-30-2014 13:57:57 | More by drz955
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-14-2014 04:37:02 | More by Axnjxn
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-13-2014 07:29:12 | More by Mike
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bauermj

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-09-2014 19:29:15 | More by bauermj
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

12-17-2013 03:56:52 | More by Zaphog
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-17-2013 02:09:56 | More by CuriousMonk
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MJsGhost

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

12-13-2013 13:29:58 | More by MJsGhost
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humulusphile

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-13-2013 07:16:09 | More by humulusphile
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mactrail

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Lovely fizz to this stuff poured into the snifter. It starts out with a rich fruity scent, which is my favorite part. Aromas of grapes and apricots with a distinct vinegar note. It's all very tart but with a nearly drinkable level of acidity. A taste of fermented apple cider leads down a funky path to a bitter finish.

I'd love it if Almanac would make a version of this like Rodenbach brews, with half new, fruity brew and a big dose of this sour aged version. From the 12 oz bottle at Local Habit in San Diego. It was fourteen bucks, as I recall.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 05:59:06 | More by mactrail
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale orange colour, bit of cloud. Head is white, decent lace but just a ring. Alright.

Smells Bretty and funky. Good vinegary tartness with rich apple, currant and balsamic notes. Yeah, redcurrant, tart, some wild funk. Very pleasant.

Taste more funky and more tart as well. Lots of barnyard with wet lucerne, some touch of balsamic, strawberry, champagne on the back. Quite a pleasant, European funk note to it. Not overly polarising, but a good deal to make you sit up and take notice.

Full mouthfeel, lots of little bits in my mouth. Pull on the back.

Funky, not overly refreshing. But if this beer were a person, I would let it look after my kids. It's alright. I trust it.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 23:47:25 | More by laituegonflable
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topdown

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-25-2013 23:52:42 | More by topdown
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-22-2013 01:32:03 | More by XmnwildX12
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-04-2013 11:47:54 | More by akang
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-03-2013 04:56:55 | More by Lare453
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

10-21-2013 04:40:41 | More by MarkyMOD
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riemster

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-14-2013 18:12:29 | More by riemster
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-13-2013 16:59:13 | More by thebouch01
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Piddmeista

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-11-2013 03:45:29 | More by Piddmeista
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-11-2013 02:39:25 | More by egrace84
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-11-2013 02:38:01 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-09-2013 04:53:34 | More by SocalKicks
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CoolEthan

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-09-2013 03:48:32 | More by CoolEthan
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-08-2013 22:39:36 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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Nuggetz

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-08-2013 18:58:43 | More by Nuggetz
Farmer's Reserve #1 from Almanac Beer Co.
92 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.