Farmer's Reserve #3 - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
96
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536 Ratings
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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 195
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

HUGE thanks to KevSal for not only this beer, but an entire box worth's of beers

A - pours a pale straw yellow color with a soft white head that leaves spotty lacing on the glass

S - nose is sweet pit fruit - tangerine and peaches - with the strawberries barely detectable; also some citric sour notes and bretty funkiness hangs over everything else

T - taste starts off with sour and citric spritz. For some reason, some flavors fall out in the middle, then a wallop of sour fruits, especially the nectarine and a lot of citrus flavors. The brett funk and red wine barrel notes round off the palate, however some of the strawberries come through on the exhale. Really nice sour ale here!

M - soft, spritzy, and a dry finish

D - overall, this is a really nice beer. Nice fruit flavors, wine barrel character, and bretty funk all mixed into one, albeit I wish the fruit was a little more forward than it was. That being said, awesome beer!

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very slight tart taste at first and smooth crisp nice mouthfeell
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easily drinkable and very enjoyable would definitely get again

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