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Farmer's Reserve #2 - Almanac Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Farmer's Reserve #2Farmer's Reserve #2

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

181 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 126
Gots: 35 | 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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4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Bright yellow gold. Mostly clear with a slight haze. Head is small and bright white. Ok head retention leaves a small clumpy cap and collar. Minimal lacing and a mild carbonation.

Smell: Very mildly fruity. Soft funk with some minor tart notes. A hint of ginger thrown in the back. A touch of white wine and a vague sort of woodiness. A little bit of pumpkin. Some slight pale malts add some cracker and a slight bready element. Really mellow. Some earthy hints. Fruit is most prevalent but it's still mild. A touch floral as well. Warming makes it a bit more tart, but not much.

Taste: Slightly tart fruit that runs somewhere between lemon and peach. Vaguely tropical. Some decent white wine running throughout. Some lactic tartness. Malts are very pale and light, adding a very slight sweetness. A touch of cracker and yeasty funk. A bit floral at the edges with a general citrus fruit. Ginger is really mild and only really comes out as it warms. Vaguely vegetal as well but it's hard to pull out.

Mouthfeel: Lightish medium body with a mildly effervescent but not bubbly or high carbonation. Relatively clean with a slightly dry finish.

Overall: Check yo almanac yo.

Good not great. Very light and definitely feels more summery than it does fall.

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