Farmer's Reserve #4 - Almanac Beer Co.
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4/5 rDev -6.8%
Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.
Pours a murky yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt and sour and tart lemon, orange, and other citrus fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus and wine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a very nice citrus presence all around.
06-11-2013 16:46:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.95/5 rDev -7.9%
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 261 ratings.