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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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267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 160
Gots: 51 | FT: 8
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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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

LoveStout, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of DefenCorps
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%

Thanks for the bottle, Chris!

Pouring a clear light orange with a dense, white head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this looks great! The nose is probably the brightest, most refreshing Almanac beer I've had yet. Bright citrons, oranges and a mildly buttery and moderately tropical chardonnay barrel character are most noticeable up front. A citrusy sourness is noticeable along with a mild vanilla note. Lactic sourness with some oak are also noticeable. Nice!

The palate opens with a refreshing citrus sourness, bright, acidic, mildly oily and particularly reminiscent of citrons. Juicy, floral, mildly tropical, faintly earthy with a musky Brett backbone present, this beer finishes dry, clean and refreshing. A lactic sourness is also present, lending a yogurty twang. Mild oak character is also present. Awesome stuff.

DefenCorps, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

anson42, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

PictureThi5, May 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

KevMo84, May 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

CSO, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

InspectorBob, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

MrGone, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

greenspointexas, May 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Rjhami, May 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Acropora, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

spycow, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

trxxpaxxs, Apr 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Drake415, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

AlexFields, Apr 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Thurgoft, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

beernads, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

brotherloco, Apr 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

funkyaudio, Apr 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jjheinrichs, Apr 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

TXhomebrewer, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.15/5  rDev -3%

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!

OBeerMeGreatOne, Mar 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

apbaj, Mar 29, 2014
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4.69/5  rDev +9.6%

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!

elNopalero, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

cpetrone84, Mar 25, 2014
Farmer's Reserve #4 from Almanac Beer Co.
95 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.