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Farmer's Reserve #4 - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
95
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257 Ratings
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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-04-2013 00:42:44 | More by jaylib
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Texas

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-03-2013 16:31:06 | More by BeerHunter76
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-03-2013 02:46:15 | More by kjkinsey
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-03-2013 00:02:18 | More by drgonzo2k2
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Hopbrizio

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-02-2013 23:41:51 | More by Hopbrizio
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11%

07-01-2013 22:36:37 | More by iL0VEbeer
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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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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle, bottled Summer 2013, poured into a wine glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a thin white head, recedes to a thin layer, leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Loads and loads of citrus flavors, lots of orange, lemon and some spiciness. A bit of funk and barrel aromas beneath the huge citrus.

T- Starts out with some huge citrusy flavors, especially orange and lemon, although I don't know what the hell a buddha's hand citron tastes like. A bit of citrus rind-ey bitterness. The tartness is really on-point here, as it has been from Almanac in the past. There's a bit of funk and also some lemon-ey puckering sourness at the end. Has some oak and white grape towards the finish, with lingering fruity flavors.

M- Medium-bodied, nice carbonation, smooth feel with a dry finish.

O- This series really hasn't disappointed me so far. Another really great sour from Almanac, the fruit and barrel flavors are pretty damn nice too.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 05:28:17 | More by WillCarrera
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-30-2013 01:11:48 | More by SpdKilz
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-29-2013 20:46:15 | More by Rollzroyce21
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EliotRosewater

California

4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours an off-white, solid 2 finger foam head. Really nice light golden hue.

S - I get a ton of sour/ barnyard notes at first that seem to dissipate as the beer opens up. As it warms up slightly there is citrus all over this thing. Hard to pin down one distinct citrus but comes off as more of a mix of different types of citrus / zest. If anything the Buddha's hand is the most prevalent. On the back end I get some of the woody notes from the wine barrels (not as much wine).

T - surprisingly mild and balanced tartness. Definitely get a ton of citrus. Very similar to the scent and really lives up to what you expect on the nose.

M- nice, sharp carbonation. Almost champagne-like. Really amazing lingering mouthfeel.

O - I love a great SOUR sour beer, but this one just has a lot more balance and finesse than some of the others in this category. Unlike #3, there's no mistaking the ingredients in this beer. A very enjoyable, delicious, easy to drink and yet dristinct wild ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 20:35:43 | More by EliotRosewater
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-27-2013 19:00:52 | More by mdaschaf
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Gobzilla

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-27-2013 02:24:01 | More by Gobzilla
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BeerOps

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-25-2013 03:36:41 | More by BeerOps
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy bright orange, well carbonated, two finger head, with some lacing.

S-Some funk, grapes, oak, lots of oranges, lemon citrus notes.

T-Wow. Gread blend og funk, grapes, oak, lemon, orange and citrus. The balance of citrus and funk is amazing.

M-Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, very crisp and semi-dry.

O-Never have I tried a sour with such great citrus notes. A well made beer that I was glad to try, a wonderful extra.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 22:59:54 | More by rlee1390
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starkmarvelo

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11%

06-24-2013 19:15:04 | More by starkmarvelo
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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-24-2013 15:57:56 | More by gueuzegossage
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-24-2013 13:05:53 | More by sirsteve42
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ZombieJester

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-24-2013 03:32:46 | More by ZombieJester
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rand

California

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 375 mL bottle to Drie Fonteinen wine glass

A: Light straw-yellow in color, a small wispy head quickly dissipates leaving dabs lacing.

S: The nose is tart and vinegary against a dry, cracker-like backdrop. Notes of citrus and white pepper linger.

T: Tart and sour right off, sour like a lemon. And the flavors bend citrusy throughout the sip, with notes of zest and pepper keeping the palate dry. There's a bit of booze in there, and a touch of a berry-like sweetness toward the short and dry finish.

M: Light and bubbly on the palate. I would have guessed a lower ABV.

Tasty and refreshing...nice to see more new brewers going right after this style.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 21:36:18 | More by rand
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-23-2013 20:02:54 | More by siege06nd
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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electrified

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-23-2013 01:40:53 | More by electrified
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-22-2013 21:54:09 | More by kspongeworthy
Farmer's Reserve #4 from Almanac Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.