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Farmer's Reserve #3 - Almanac Beer Co.

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Farmer's Reserve #3Farmer's Reserve #3

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

521 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 521
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 200
Gots: 87 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale aged in wine barrels with Strawberries (Swanton Berry Farms) and Nectarines (Blosson Bluff Farms).

(Beer added by: OBeerMeGreatOne on 05-29-2013)
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sourdog

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

08-17-2014 23:47:48 | More by sourdog
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rstenson

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

08-14-2014 15:43:37 | More by rstenson
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jschott75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

08-09-2014 00:52:31 | More by jschott75
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ThatCracker

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

08-08-2014 14:06:28 | More by ThatCracker
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.94/5  rDev -9.4%

Pours a pale saffron colour, mild haze. Head is a swirl of bubbles on the top, decent lace trails. OK.

Smells wild - tart and hugely oaky. Peach notes with buttery wood, caramel, some barnyard character and dry spice rub. Oddball, but crazy good.

Flavour is massively sour, much more than I was crediting it for. Tart, puckering citrus upfront that actually mellows out nicely midway, giving peach and apricot notes. Finishes slightly oaky-sweet but plenty of tang to keep it crisp and interesting. I like it a lot.

Quite sharp, puckering. Doesn't quite mellow out texture-wise. Still, decent for style.

Crisp, tart and refreshing drop. Few inevitable flaws with something this crazy, but it's not much poorer for it.

08-06-2014 02:31:47 | More by laituegonflable
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After1am

California

4/5  rDev -8%

08-03-2014 03:52:00 | More by After1am
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Jones153

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-28-2014 01:31:11 | More by Jones153
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-27-2014 03:13:34 | More by barbellsNbeers
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Florida

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-26-2014 01:28:18 | More by PhiGam25
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California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-25-2014 11:51:27 | More by Ferrari805
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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-23-2014 16:47:06 | More by michaeljstraub
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California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

07-21-2014 03:35:57 | More by oline73
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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California

2.75/5  rDev -36.8%

07-17-2014 05:31:27 | More by atpca
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +4.8%

Poured into a Cabernet wine glass from a bottle dated Summer 2013 (Batch FR3 05/15/13)

A - Hazy, golden orange in color with a good amount of carbonation present. A white lacing that sticks to the area in which you tilt the glass. *Edit - Be careful pouring the second half of the bottle. There is a lot of yeast in the bottom.*

S - The first aroma that I get is vinegar. It seems kind of reserved after being in the bottle for a year. Let's swirl this thing and get it to open up. There we go! This is going to be tart! You can smell the sourness. There are nectarines, cantaloupe, a hint of banana peel, and star fruit. You can also get the strawberries used and a touch of raspberries and cranberries. I can't wait to taste it as it has my mouth watering!

T - This more reserved that I thought it would be. Wait...there it goes! After about 3-4 secs the flavor explodes across the palate. Flavors of sour apples and cranberries hit first followed by the tartness of the citrus from the nectarines and strawberries. This is insane! I'm sure there are more flavors that will present themselves once it warms.

M - Medium bodied, tart and very acidic. Crisp and refreshing that is mouth-coating with a long finish.

O - This is probably one of the best sours I've ever had. Of course I haven't had a lot of the "whalez" out there, so there are only so many I can compare to. This beer is ver well balanced and contains the "perfect" amount of sweetness and tartness to enjoy without being overdone by either. I am glad that I have one more bottle.

07-15-2014 01:31:31 | More by Cubatobaco
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New York

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07-14-2014 20:15:17 | More by farnold
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +14.9%

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Farmer's Reserve #3 from Almanac Beer Co.
96 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.