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Farmer's Reserve #1 - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

177 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 149
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

topdown, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

akang, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Lare453, Nov 03, 2013
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MarkyMOD, Oct 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

riemster, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

thebouch01, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Piddmeista, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

egrace84, Oct 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

SocalKicks, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

CoolEthan, Oct 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

belgbeerdrinker, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Nuggetz, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

damienblack, Oct 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

cfh64, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

grrrah, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

BARFLYB, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

iL0VEbeer, Sep 25, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Short bottle purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA. Brought back to Sydney and shared with Rich and Sam.

Pours a clean clear cloudy orange, with a persistent head of white that leaves streaks of sudsy lace. Body is quite fine and thin. Carbonation is decently held. Looks pretty good.

Nose is fresh and bright: slightly fruity, with a rounded acidity that reminds me of berry gelato. Almost a pleasant gueuze-like character to it, but with a savoury grain character that pulls it back into true ale territory.

Taste has a very pleasant acidity through it that provides the core and basis of the beer. Some sweet fruity characters come through around the edges: a little stone fruit skin and more of those fresh berry characters. And there's also a decent grainy malt character still permeating it: it grounds it in some sense, but also provides a counterpoint to the acidity.

Feel is clean and light. In fact, a little more body might help the beer veer away slightly from the acidity—but how it is, it just emphasises that the acidity is the core.

Overall, this is very good stuff: bright, fresh and clean with decent balance and plenty of interest. Almanac continue to have a very good run with me, providing exceptionally clean and integrated wild ales.

lacqueredmouse, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

aasher, Sep 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

jeff1973, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

chippo33, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Ak555667, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

kmoen, Sep 07, 2013
Farmer's Reserve #1 from Almanac Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.