Farmer's Reserve #2 - Almanac Beer Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +3.3%
Brewed with heirloom pumpkins, Fuji persimmons and fresh ginger and aged in white wine barrels.
Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a short lived white head.
Nose is a bit closed; there is a hint of persimmon but maybe only because you know its there with also very light pumpkin and only a hint of ginger. Not the nose one would expect; not offensive; just very light and non-assertive. Just a very light fruit character and not a lot more.
Mouthfeel is light an elegant carbonation with a light citric tart and very nice balance. Fresh and inviting.
Flavor profile is very elegant and refined, for lack of a better word. Very drinkable and goes down like a low alcohol berlinerweisse, not at all like an almost 8% abv. brew. The flavor profile is very subtle, although there is an initial hit of light ginger and an almost unripe peach/stonefruit character.
This is a delicious drink with a complexity that is deceiving. The finish is clean, lightly tart and fresh.
There is an almost mint finish that is very pleasing. This and Farmer's Reserve #1 are two of the nicest efforts I've seen in a long time.
03-08-2013 04:59:00 | More by GRG1313
3.93/5 rDev -6.7%
Lots of funk on the nose. Oak and citrus. Very inviting. Bready and grapefruity. Maybe a hint of persimmon, but would never guess it had I not known. Not getting a lot of pumpkin or ginger.
Yellow hazy hue. Nice and bubbly, good head retention and subsequent lacing.
Wow. Taste is very complex, herbal, floral, reminiscent of sage. Spicy ginger root mingles with woody oak and citrus, fades into a subtle smooth finish. Delicious. Not as sour/funky as nose suggests. Fades quickly. Not a brash in your face kinda sour.
Body is light-medium. Pretty dry finish. Refreshing. Carbonation is high.
Pretty approachable for a sour, while still being something totally different and interesting.
06-10-2013 05:06:23 | More by tanarm
4.14/5 rDev -1.7%
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a hazy golden yellow with half a finger of soapy loose white head that quickly dissipated to a thin collar leaving some light lacing. Plenty of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.
Nose is lemon tartness, sweet stone fruit, white grapes, grape skins, light earthy funk. Light wood and spiciness as well. Sweetness probably resembles persimmon, but I haven't had one in a while.
Taking a sip, light tartness upfront, lemon juice and unripe plum, followed by sweet stone fruit, grape, oak tannin, herbal funk. Dry finish, lingering stone fruit and yeast spiciness on the tongue.
Lighter side of medium with tingly aggressive carbonation pricking at my tongue. Pretty good overall.
03-29-2013 02:37:28 | More by nataku00
Farmer's Reserve #2 from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.