Farmer's Reserve #4 - Almanac Beer Co.
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3.9/5 rDev -8.9%
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Hazy orange body. Small white head. Nice lacing. Thin layer of foam.
Smell - Very bright citrus. Orange and lemon. Kinda herbal.
Taste - Much more pale malt here. Grainy. Lemony sourness. Some orange, but not as prominent. The herbal character comes through in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium light. Medium carbonation.
Overall - Monotonously citrusy, but good.
10-07-2013 00:39:07 | More by Alieniloquium
3.95/5 rDev -7.7%
Can't remember who brought this, but thanks! Served in a Cantillon tulip.
A - Nearly identical to Farmer's Reserve #3, but a bit paler due to the different fruit addition.
S - Loads of sweet Meyer lemon here, along with some exotic Buddha's Hand. Pale malt and a bit of wheat round things out. Verging on Pledge-like in the lemon intensity. Not getting a ton of barrel character.
T - I like the taste a little more, as it's not as evocative of household cleaners. Still a lot of lemon, but decidedly more natural in character. Orange finally shows up and imparts a citrus peel flavor. Fruits are supported by sweet and slightly doughy pale malts. Again, very little barrel and no obvious alcohol.
M - Similar feel to #3. Medium body, pleasant carbonation, and a dry, tannic texture.
D - Enjoyable, but not quite as good as #3. If you're big into lemony citrus this may appeal, but it's a bit heavy-handed for my tastes. I'm curious how these beers will age, as I get very little 'wild' character from them. I'd be curious enough to try this again.
08-14-2013 04:37:52 | More by MasterSki
Farmer's Reserve #4 from Almanac Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.