Farmer's Reserve #3 - Almanac Beer Co.
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Reviews by EliotRosewater:
4.53/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - pours a beatiful amber color with almost no head. Minimal lacing. Swirling produces a little bit of head.
S - there's no doubt that this is a sour beer. Lacto/Brett funk hit you right out of the gate. The fruit is a little muted but it's there. Citrus, stone fruit, vinegar. Awesome.
T - pretty classic, but great sour, funk, vinuous, fruit vinegar flavors as you might expect. I don't get quite as much fruit as I was hoping for. What fruit I do get is similar to what I get on the nose (citrus, stone fruit). Not getting a ton of strawberry.
M - very nice, light effervescence. Lighter on the mouthfeel but a great finish and lingering aftertaste.
O - great on a warm day. Each sip just makes me want more. Drank this one pretty cold at first (about 40ish). Allowed to warm up a bit, more of the fruit aromas come out. Delicious.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2013 21:07:26 | More by EliotRosewater
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4.56/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 01:31:31 | More by Cubatobaco
Farmer's Reserve #3 from Almanac Beer Co.
96 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.