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Farmer's Reserve #4 - Almanac Beer Co.

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Farmer's Reserve #4Farmer's Reserve #4

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

257 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 257
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 157
Gots: 50 | FT: 9
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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scottfrie

California

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle into Duvel Green tulip.

A: Pours a glowing citrus golden with a frothy, rocky, bright white head that slowly collapsed into a chunky greasy film that left clumps of sticky lace down the glass.
S: Huge citrus nose with drying notes of wine barrel and barnyard funk. I get scents of orange and lemon citrus, vinous white wine, drying oak tannins, earthy spicy yeast, and bitter citron. Drying and complex smelling.
T: A fresh citrus sour all-the way. Fresh citrus rind and pulp dominate the flavor and are mildly acidic and faintly sweet and juicy. Characteristic citron taste is easy to pick out over the standard orange and lemon flavors. The finish is full of drying vinous wine barrel and oak tannins, and the aftertaste is tart with flavors of earthy yeast, barrel and yeast spice, and a musky damp funk. Extremely bright and flavorful and very easy to drink.
M: Ultra gritty and dry and way more tart than I was expecting (in a great way). Medium-light body, desert mouthfeel but smooth, and soft and fluffy carbonation that frothy us on my palate.
O: Good use of citron with white wine oak barrel. Tart and light without hardly any sharp acidity. Very clean, super dry, and overall enjoyable. My first wild from Almanac, can’t wait to try the others.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 20:26:36 | More by scottfrie
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Farmer's Reserve #4 from Almanac Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.