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Farmer's Reserve #4 - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

264 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 264
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.23%
Wants: 159
Gots: 51 | FT: 8
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 Cara Cara Oranges, Meyer Lemons, and Buddha's Hand Citrons (all from Hamada Farms).

(Beer added by: OBeerMeGreatOne on 05-30-2013)
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Reviews by illidurit:
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illidurit

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

11-13-2013 06:23:20 | More by illidurit
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-14-2014 16:57:41 | More by tectactoe
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Dabeel

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-17-2013 07:27:27 | More by Dabeel
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joel66

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-13-2013 04:49:46 | More by joel66
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gregmoscetti

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-15-2013 22:31:29 | More by gregmoscetti
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andyfrancis

California

4.41/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured into a fat wine glass, it's a bubbly blonde bulb, with a pretty white latte foam head.

If you're in the same room when it's poured, you'll start smelling the citrus and farmhouse funk. Very nice.

In a word, excellent. As you would expect, it's very complex. Citrus gives way to some farmhouse hay notes, only to take back over, then just a faint hint of the wine and tart finish.

Eruption of biting bubbles up front, light, clean, astringent on the back end.

This is a great beer. These fruity wild one-offs can be hit or miss, but this one is a hit for me. I would definitely buy this again. Great, unique addition to any tasting night.

07-04-2013 19:43:22 | More by andyfrancis
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-19-2013 23:53:46 | More by warnerry
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rob133

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-27-2013 20:15:50 | More by rob133
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-28-2013 02:13:44 | More by standardcherry
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ehammond1


4.24/5  rDev -1.2%

Bottle (2013)

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Another incredible entry in the Farmer's Reserve Series of beer. A hugely sour offering, but with great amounts of bright, sour lemons throughout. This is like a limoncello made into a fantastic California sour ale. Mild funk and earth character, but very sharply sour.

08-14-2013 17:48:31 | More by ehammond1
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sourdog

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-17-2014 23:49:18 | More by sourdog
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.16/5  rDev -3%

S - Smells like fresh lemon groves with fresh zest

T - Lemon zest with white vinegar. All o the zest makes it taste a bit like fresh lemon sorbet. There is also a light sour and lactic finish crossed with light oak that comes through near the end

M - Tart and rather dry with the lemon and the vinegar

O - Really a tart lemony and vinegary beer. Like the fresh zest presence that adds a nice fresh lemon presence.

09-17-2013 14:32:25 | More by jeonseh
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BobbysLiquors

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-10-2013 19:22:57 | More by BobbysLiquors
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-24-2013 01:16:59 | More by acurtis
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switzer

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

07-31-2013 02:08:47 | More by switzer
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

06-27-2013 19:00:52 | More by mdaschaf
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buzzword

California

5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-03-2013 17:14:30 | More by buzzword
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-10-2013 01:43:30 | More by Dawkins
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-29-2013 18:51:06 | More by Sammy
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dirtylou

Washington

4.7/5  rDev +9.6%

375ml bottle, split

"Ale aged in wine barrels with cara cara oranges, meyer lemons and buddha’s hand citrons"

Fantastic. Extremely unique and elegant. I've never tasted a beer with such a clean, pronounced lemon flavor and it was really wonderful. Lots of unique citrus flavors from the unique blend of potent cara cara's, meyer lemon and buddah's hand citrons. Unfortunately the price point is such that frequent consumption isn't feasible. This was really great.

07-08-2013 21:42:27 | More by dirtylou
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blabaer

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-23-2014 08:02:36 | More by blabaer
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Tyrus

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-05-2013 17:19:30 | More by Tyrus
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apbaj

Guam

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-29-2014 02:05:06 | More by apbaj
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

07-25-2013 02:08:30 | More by Gonzoillini
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Crazydaddyo

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-24-2013 21:38:03 | More by Crazydaddyo
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Farmer's Reserve #4 from Almanac Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.