Farmer's Reserve #1 - Almanac Beer Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
02-09-2014 21:55:31 | More by LittleDon
3.75/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
12-07-2013 05:59:06 | More by mactrail
3.81/5 rDev -7.3%
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.
11-26-2013 23:47:25 | More by laituegonflable
Farmer's Reserve #1 from Almanac Beer Co.
91 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.