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Farmer's Reserve #4 - Almanac Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Farmer's Reserve #4Farmer's Reserve #4

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BA SCORE
95
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279 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 150
Gots: 52 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: OBeerMeGreatOne on 05-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ale aged in wine barrels with Cara Cara Oranges, Meyer Lemons, and Buddha's Hand Citrons (all from Hamada Farms).
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Photo of brentk56
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours clear golden with a massive head; streaky lacing all around

Smell: The oak from the wine barrels is the first aroma I detected but there is plenty of sour citrus in the mix, as well; the citron and Meyer lemons are particularly noticeable

Taste: Acetic citrus tones jut forward, bringing citron and Meyer lemon elements; I am not familiar with Cara Cara oranges (although I just did a Google search and discovered they are in season so I will pick one up tomorrow) but I get a touch of orange as the lemon sourness fades; the vinous and oaky tones build in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Another fine beer in the Farmer's Reserve series, although I think I enjoyed the #3 better that I tasted a few weeks ago

Thanks, c64person, for the opportunity

Photo of SweetChicken
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.52/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of stakem
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml poured into a snifter. The brew appears a clear yellow with a white froth that fades leaving patchy lace. The smell contains lemon rind and candied zest with sweet tarts and soft grain inclusion. The taste is tart like sweet tart candy with a lot of lemony rind and some fresh wheat grains - pretty much identical to what the aroma leads on. This is light bodied with moderate to effervescent carbonation. Overall light refreshing and enjoyable.

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4.45/5  rDev +4%

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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Farmer's Reserve #4 from Almanac Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.