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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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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.5%

09-29-2013 18:51:06 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 16:46:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-24-2013 01:11:14 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-24-2013 01:16:59 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-03-2013 02:46:15 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11%

07-03-2013 03:00:52 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-27-2014 18:29:11 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-04-2013 05:49:26 | More by GRG1313
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-31-2013 10:54:38 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-03-2013 01:16:29 | More by largadeer
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
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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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-05-2013 06:14:27 | More by SocalKicks
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-18-2014 19:41:02 | More by beernads
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-22-2013 01:32:44 | More by XmnwildX12
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-20-2013 22:37:21 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-17-2013 00:08:46 | More by MarkyMOD
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-03-2014 00:05:45 | More by yourefragile
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zestar

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-04-2013 06:40:21 | More by zestar
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-21-2014 04:33:50 | More by orangesol
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-13-2014 12:58:01 | More by InspectorBob
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DoubleJ

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-01-2013 06:05:14 | More by DoubleJ
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Farmer's Reserve #4 from Almanac Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.