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Farmer's Reserve #2 - Almanac Beer Co.

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Farmer's Reserve #2Farmer's Reserve #2

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

180 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 128
Gots: 33 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OBeerMeGreatOne on 02-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This barrel-aged ale is a celebration of the California autumn harvest. Brewed with heirloom pumpkins from La Tercera Farms in Bodega Bay, crisp Fuyu persimmons from Hamada Farms in the San Joaquin Valley and fresh ginger from the Santa Clara Valley, then aged for over a year in white wine barrels to create a deliciously complex wild ale.
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Reviews by brentk56:
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4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours an opaque pale honey color capped by an inch of foam; a reasonable pattern of lacing is left behind

Smell: Lactic sourness with pear forward and ginger, persimmon and (perhaps) pumkin tucked underneath

Taste: Stone fruit and lactic sourness dominate the front end, with the ginger adding an edge that really becomes apparent in the finish; other flavors include persimmon (a personal favorite), pear and apricot; the pumpkin is hard to find, though there may be a hint just after the swallow if you search for it enough

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a lot of acidity; moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice sour with an interesting fruit (and vegetable) profile

More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of standardcherry
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of DJButters
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of blabaer
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Tyrus
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of jmgrub
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of GRG1313
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of claaark13
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of kbuzz
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of tanarm
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of nataku00
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of TheRealDBCooper
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Mike
4/5  rDev -5%

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Farmer's Reserve #2 from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.