Farmer's Reserve #3 - Almanac Beer Co.
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Reviews by tut2528:
4.65/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: pours a murky orange-brown body that created a airy 1 fingers worth of milk white head that dissipated rather quickly. When back lit, small floaties are observed and the body becomes bright yellow. You can also see a hazy film within the body when back lit.
S: awesome huge sourness and oak. I pick up big sweet fruits, strawberries, vinegar, hay, big vinous characterstics. Very nicely balanced.. loving this aroma!
T: damn this is awesome! Huge huge sourness, tartness, vinegar, strawberries, and oak. Highly acidic (getting tums now). absolutely love the wine characters here
M: light on the palate. It leaves a long last dryness with a big tartness that creates immense salivation that lasts until the next sip. The palate does not get worn out by this brew whatsoever.
O: terrific and very well balanced brew here… definitely wish I had more.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2013 23:52:38 | More by tut2528
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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 512 ratings.