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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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536 Ratings
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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 194
Gots: 88 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Photo of stakem
3.44/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

375ml poured into a snifter. The brew appears a clear pale yellow color with a white cap that persists with patchy lace sticking to the glass. The nose opens up smelling of fruity quality like strawberry then a bit of plastic phenolics start to overtake everything. The taste is tart with the previously mentioned plastic phenolics taking hold and somewhat ruining the experience. This is light bodied with effervescent carbonation. Mediocre taste and decent smell. Strawberries are tough to work with, this had some real potential but the plastic notes killed it for me.

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4.35/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of raynmoon
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SeaOfAsh
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of dheldman
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of obiwan
4.7/5  rDev +8%

Photo of chadwicktorres
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of sourpower
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of jaasen64
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%

Bottle shared by daknole. Thanks bro!

The beer is hazy gold with a thin, wispy cap. Aromas of strawberry, funk, citrus, oak. Lovely aroma and the flavor does not disappoint. Beautiful balance and teeming with fruit character. Strawberry and juicy oranges with a piquant finish. I would love to have this again. Highly recommended.

Photo of Robloc303
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of CBack465
4.76/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of sourdog
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of rstenson
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of ThatCracker
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 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.

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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Farmer's Reserve #3 from Almanac Beer Co.
97 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.