1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Farmer's Reserve #3 - Almanac Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Farmer's Reserve #3Farmer's Reserve #3

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

534 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 534
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 205
Gots: 89 | FT: 13
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 534 | Reviews: 57 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of oline73
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

oline73, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of LopeJuice
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

LopeJuice, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of atpca
2.75/5  rDev -36.8%

atpca, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Cubatobaco
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.

Cubatobaco, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of farnold
3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

farnold, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of mrebeka
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

mrebeka, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of hecmin01
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

hecmin01, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of GClarkage
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Ssippisam
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Ssippisam, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of trevor_s
4/5  rDev -8%

trevor_s, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of BeerThursdays
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

BeerThursdays, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Ant4711
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Ant4711, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Geoff413
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Geoff413, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of miggs3030
5/5  rDev +14.9%

miggs3030, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Roze
4/5  rDev -8%

Roze, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of ThreeFishes
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

ThreeFishes, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of ColonelHopslam
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

ColonelHopslam, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Indytruks138
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Indytruks138, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of NeilFlaiz
5/5  rDev +14.9%

NeilFlaiz, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of LoveStout
4/5  rDev -8%

LoveStout, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of HookemHoos
4/5  rDev -8%

HookemHoos, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of DNA_craft
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

DNA_craft, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Lfty357
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Lfty357, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

williamjbauer, Jun 16, 2014
Farmer's Reserve #3 from Almanac Beer Co.
96 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.