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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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(send 'em beer!)
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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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-26-2014 14:39:34 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Drake415

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-22-2014 01:14:22 | More by Drake415
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-20-2014 20:19:46 | More by AlexFields
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Thurgoft

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-18-2014 22:36:35 | More by Thurgoft
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2014 03:01:59 | More by brotherloco
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11%

04-16-2014 03:29:45 | More by funkyaudio
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-14-2014 04:50:57 | More by jjheinrichs
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-12-2014 18:07:18 | More by TXhomebrewer
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

New notes, 4/31/14.
The fruit really shows up in the aged bottle. The lemon still rules the rest, my rating won't change except the smell which improved with age.

5/30/2013 Pours out a hazy straw with a small white head, no real lace.

Pale malts, oak and lemon start off the scent. Slight vinous note in the middle with a hint of spice.

Wine barrel and Meyer Lemon start the taste off very nicely. The vinous taste fades to show off pale malts and more fruit. The lemon almost over-powers the oranges and citrons, but they peek through. Slight hint of spice in the finish. The body is moderate to light, perfect amount of carbonation.

Almanac keeps on kicking some ass in the sour beer catagory. Glad I have one for the cellar too!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 21:58:08 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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apbaj

Guam

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-29-2014 02:05:06 | More by apbaj
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elNopalero

Texas

4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This pours a light straw gold with white golden foam. It’s clear with a chill haze. There's an underlying wet hay note that sneaks across the layers of citrusy and intense lemony notes. Flavor is pleasingly tart and lightly funky with a crisp lemony citrus finish. Citron & Buddhas hand? Yum!

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 22:57:57 | More by elNopalero
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour is clear golden yellow with a thin tight white head. Nose is oaky, lemon, light phenol. Citrus doesn't really shine, a bit tannic. Taste is more citrusy, fleshy ripe orange. Oak comes in after, light sourness, lacto. Lemon comes in at the back of the palate, strong carbonation and dry finish. Lingering tartness and tannin. Red wine starts to come out more as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 20:17:06 | More by cpetrone84
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blabaer

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-23-2014 08:02:36 | More by blabaer
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douginromeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-19-2014 21:44:22 | More by douginromeo
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nharres

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-17-2014 19:41:54 | More by nharres
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to eyebereej for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 375 mL bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

A: Pours a beautiful gold, nearly clear, with tons of visible carbonation and a half-finger of white fluffy head.

S: Vinous, grapes and lemons, with wood and a tangy tart, sour citrus and a barnyard undercurrent. This smells really damn good.

T: Tart lemon citrus, lactic and acetic, vinous, with apples and woody dryness over the crystal malt sweetness. Less depth that I'd like to the tart funky profile. The taste is good, but a letdown after the amazing aroma. Finishes dry and tingly on the tongue.

M: Light body, moderate alcohol presence, and good level of carbonation sensation.

O: Well, this started with tons of promise - poured beautifully and smelled amazing. In the end, it was still enjoyable and tasty, but just seems like it didn't live up to its promise. Still, glad to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 03:15:22 | More by macrosmatic
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-16-2014 13:16:40 | More by thebigredone
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lucas1801

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-13-2014 22:09:11 | More by lucas1801
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mvdillman

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-11-2014 23:47:52 | More by mvdillman
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel glass bringing forth a voluminous thick meringue of white head. The body is a clear gold, but hard to see through the myriad of bubbles flooding the glass.

The aroma is decidedly citrus heavy as the bottle indicates. Lemon and orange aplenty. There is a nice funky brett yeast to it. Slight white wine character to it.

Big bright citrus fruit on the taste which bring a mild tartness. Musty funky quality. Finishes dry.

Fairly refreshing and super enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 21:52:49 | More by MattSweatshirt
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SierraJosh

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-10-2014 03:11:34 | More by SierraJosh
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benghan

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-04-2014 10:55:29 | More by benghan
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SupremePie

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-03-2014 05:13:38 | More by SupremePie
Farmer's Reserve #4 from Almanac Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.