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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

248 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 248
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 6.99%
Wants: 156
Gots: 51 | FT: 10
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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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

07-20-2013 03:24:01 | More by ygtbsm94
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

09-14-2013 16:55:04 | More by chippo33
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

10-13-2013 16:58:29 | More by thebouch01
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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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MrGone

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

05-08-2014 07:25:25 | More by MrGone
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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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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

07-25-2013 02:08:30 | More by Gonzoillini
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Devi0us

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

07-07-2013 22:06:43 | More by Devi0us
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

01-06-2014 19:49:52 | More by mendvicdog
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beerinNV

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

06-06-2013 13:31:43 | More by beerinNV
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

10-14-2013 16:45:37 | More by nmann08
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

03-16-2014 13:16:40 | More by thebigredone
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litheum94

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

06-10-2013 00:43:02 | More by litheum94
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dvsbizzyb

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

09-11-2013 06:33:42 | More by dvsbizzyb
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jschonert

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

12-06-2013 00:15:49 | More by jschonert
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

08-21-2013 03:55:38 | More by Sean9689
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

10-20-2013 21:03:33 | More by JAHMUR
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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MastaShonuf

California

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California

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 00:39:07 | More by Alieniloquium
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 04:37:52 | More by MasterSki
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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-29-2013 18:51:06 | More by Sammy
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Farmer's Reserve #4 from Almanac Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.