Farmer's Reserve Pluot
Almanac Beer Co.

Farmer's Reserve PluotFarmer's Reserve Pluot
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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #225
ABV:
7%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,749
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 6.65%
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
746
From:
Almanac Beer Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  53
Gots
  126
SCORE
94
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Farmer's Reserve PluotFarmer's Reserve Pluot
Notes: Pluots are some of our favorite fruits. Created by cross-breeding apricots and plums, there are dozens of varieties with an amazing range of color and flavor. All through the summer, Blossom Bluff Orchards picks each variety at its peak: Dapple Dandy, Honey Punch, Flavor Queen, Black Kat & Dapple Jack were all added to a sour blonde ale and aged in wine barrels to create this funky oak-aged brew.
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TXhomebrewer from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Jun 29, 2014
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HuskyinPDX from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 4.16.14

A - Pours a cloudy, medium orange with a smaller white head that fades slowly to the edges.

S - Tart stone fruit and oaky.

T - Very fruity, a nice hit of tartness, oaky, peachy-plum

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Good fruit flavors with a nice tartness.

Jul 01, 2014
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

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HopDropTheElder from North Carolina

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mrebeka from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Jul 13, 2014
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dkw0063 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Jul 09, 2014
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KnowYourCraft from California

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Aug 27, 2014
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AlexFields from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Jul 13, 2014
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MarcWP from Arizona

4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into Cantillon taster.

Pours hazy, pale peach color with fizzy white head that settles down quickly. The carbonation is so reminiscent of other Almanac sours.

Aroma is big lactic fruit with oak and a wine overlay. Pink grapefruit, peach, plum and apricot (pluot hehe),strawberries, fruity white wine, soft apple notes, and definite woodsy oak shavings.

On the palate you get grapes, plums, juicy sweet lemon, red wine vinegar, acetic strawberry, underripe apricot, peach juice concentrate, and a drying oak essence. Super fruity, plenty of lactic acidity, acetic acid is balanced out well, and despite a fruit juice like sweetness poking it's head the beer is dry for the most part.

Mouthfeel is light with soft fizz. Really pretty easy drinking which is a plus for the style.

Overall another nice offering by Almanac. More and more do I get the similarities within all their sours. The main thing I miss with these beers is funk. Almost no funk present in Almanac sours. They are bright, juicy but light, lactic, and usually show off the fruit additions pretty well. I'll keep drinking them as long the price stays the same as it's a convenient size (375) for a sour and you don't have to commit to a more expensive, bigger bottle.

Apr 28, 2014
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ddedhed from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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tiamat8086 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 04, 2015
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kk73 from Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +1%

May 03, 2014
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allenson21 from New York

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 24, 2015
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Jhfinn from New York

4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 01, 2015
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OBeerMeGreatOne from California

3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a hazy peach with a quick to disapate inch and a half of head. No lace.

Smell starts with tart fruit, wood and a sweet country white bread in the back.

The sour overpowers the fruit by a little bit. This is a very fresh bottle so age will probably help. The fruit is there though, barrel around the finish. Goes down smooth, with a nice lingering tart yeast and fruit aftertaste.

Will pick up one to age pretty soon. Should do very well.

Apr 03, 2014
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beernazi from California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Apr 14, 2014
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Peaches13 from Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feb 05, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Feb 09, 2015
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Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 746 ratings