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Farmer's Reserve Pluot | Almanac Beer Co.

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Farmer's Reserve PluotFarmer's Reserve Pluot
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States
almanacbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by obiwan on 03-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,221
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
734
pDev:
6.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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On draft 2017 fresh batch, noting this difference because nearly every review prior is from a 2015 bottle.
Strong citrus aroma that's not all apricot, when cold has a vigorous carbonation on the tongue with a strong acid scrape. The carbonation leaves the glass quickly but really blows up in the mouth.
I get more dark berry, must be the plum, as it warmed up along with a fresh cut oak. Refreshing, but the acid burn is strong with this one.

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Wow so amazing. I grew up eating plums and apricots my grandpa grew in the backyard so this was a trip down memory lane. Pours a nice orangish gold color with almost no head and eventually dissipates into nothing. Smells of pluots! Plum and apricots, stone fruit, cherries, lemon peel, red fruit, fruit leather. Taste is amazing! Dry, tart, lactic acid, pluots (a mix of plums and apricots) with a little oak, earthy fruit pit/stone. Nice high carbonation, nice mouthfeel. Very refreshing! Totally recommend, but over $10 for a 12.68 fl.oz bottle? Not the best value.

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A: Apricot

S: That familiar Almanac scent; some vinegar, some lemon, a bit of saison funk.

T: Very fruit forward but dry. The pluot really shines through. Its not particularly sour, closer to a berlinerweisse, but still quite dry and flavorful.

M: Crisp, dry.

O: This grew on me after a couple sips. While I prefer some of their more sour offerings, this is yet another excellent brew from Almanac.

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Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 734 ratings
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