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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: 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:
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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S-Strawberries, oranges, and wood.

T- Very earthy, grass, wood, light vanilla and the fruit is very subtle initially. nectarines are a strong after taste.

M- mild sourness, easily goes down without tickling the tongue too much.

O- It's a nice refreshing beer but the fruit is a little subdued. I enjoy this beer but think it should be had very fresh.

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Thanks to Paccamacca for this beer!!!

bottled in 2013 Summer. 375ml bottle with pressure cap. An aggressive hiss as the pressure cap comes off the bottle. Very classy looking label and cap on the bottle looks like the brewer really takes pride in the product they brew.

Poured into Crooked Stave belgian style tulip/snifter.

Appearance: hazy orange bodied beer with almost two fingers of head that quickly fizzes down to a thin ring.

Smell: Big whiffs of oak, juicy strawberries, mandarin oranges and hint of lemony tartness. Hay and straw. A lite musty, dusty basement funkiness! This smells so great!

Taste: lemony tartness with a slight bit of vinegar right out of the gates with a nice dose of wood and earthy oak notes! Sweet and juicy strawberries and oranges balance out the tartness in a flawless manner. A little hint of a fruity white wine in the finish that brings everything together so well. Great complexities from this beer . You can easily find all the different elements used to brew the beer. Everything translated into the flavor in a distinctive manner, there is not guessing what your tasting.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with high end of low carbonation that is almost moderate carbonation. The carbonation fizzes as it hits your tongue and has some creamy texture to it. This beer makes you mouth water after every sip. Does not give you any heartburn due to being over the top sour. Highly drinkable sour for sure. Semidry finish that is very clean.

Overall: This is my first Almanac sour and I gotta say that this is impressive! I recently traded for a full set of Farmers Reserve 1-4 and I am really looking forward to trying them all. Complex, balanced, drinkable sour. Alamanac really executed this beer very well. I want more!!!

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