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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.

181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 126
Gots: 36 | 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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4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased in San Francisco about a year ago, split with Goblinmunkey7

Consumed 3/27/14

Appearance: Hazy gold, with orange and yellow highlights - pale around the edges - pours with a small, bright white head, fades to a wispy cap, leaves a few spots of lacing

Smell: Sour and tart with some interesting aromas - squashy pumpkin, seems to have held up over time - some nice ginger with some other spices - light fruitiness that I'm guessing comes from the persimmons (I'll admit that I've never had the fruit) - white wine in the back - some pale malts at the base

Taste: Tart with some spices and pumpkin - lightly sour, with some lactic notes, but mostly just tart - some nice white wine and white wine barrel flavors - light fruits, like pears and apples - ginger in moderation with some other spices - some pale malts in the back, along with a hint of pumpkin flesh

Mouthfeel: Light body, nicely carbonated, smooth and crisp, finishes dry

Overall: You have my persimmon to try

Based on the quality of Farmer's Reserve #2, I'm not surprised that this is quite tasty. The pumpkin isn't really prominent, but it's there. The combination of tart, sour, pumpkin, spices, and white wine really works, probably because nothing is over the top.

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