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Farmer's Reserve #2 - Almanac Beer Co.

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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 126
Gots: 34 | 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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Ratings: 181 | Reviews: 24
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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tegu glass

A- pours a hazy pale golden yellow color with a small fizzy white head that retains decently, eventually leaving a thin film behind, some lacing left behind

S- tart lacto aroma up front with the ginger being noticed the most, some fruity notes of peach skin, pear and red apple. Toasted oak with some white wine tart aromas close it out, with some lingering earthy yeast

T- pear and lactic sourness up front with the ginger adding a fresh aspect, along with a hint of mint. Some earthy yeast mixes with apple and a hint of lemon. Oaky white wine notes close it out with a fruity linger. I couldn't pick out any pumpkin flavor

M- medium body with low slightly biting carbonation leads to a low foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- this certainly isn't extreme, compared to some of their other sours, but it's incredibly drinkable. The ginger adds a nice light and fruity touch

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375ml into a snifter. The brew appears a clear golden yellow color with white cap thats quick to fade. It smells of ginger and spice with slight earth to grassiness across the back. The flavor is mostly comprised of the taste of ginger, slight herbs, lemony tartness and a wheat grainy backbone. It is light bodied, fizzy and unique. Worth a try but not something I feel I need to have again.

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Farmer's Reserve #2 from Almanac Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.