Farmer's Reserve Pluot | Almanac Beer Co.

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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
Ratings:
726
Reviews:
75
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
6.97%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
130
For Trade:
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Ratings: 726 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of cpetrone84
2.4/5  rDev -42.3%

Pour is a hazed golden amber with a bubbly white head that sits for some time. Nose is very green right up front, a little off, hint of plastic, some grain notes, faint fruity plums but extremely light. Taste is faintly green up front, gets very sweet and a hint doughy. The plums are sugary and take over mid palate on. Body is syrupy and thick, strong carbonation and a fizzy finish.

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Photo of gjoker321
2.96/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of PDXSOUR
3.13/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Mediocre in my opinion. Looks good, smeels good but meh. Wasn't impressed at all. The pluot, blueberry and cherry all taste the same to me. I cant tell any difference between them.

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Photo of Tom-Peters
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Jdevoss
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of spoonsock
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of TboneRN
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Port_Seat
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of nkelley77
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Soto
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of chadwicktorres
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Jasonrm72
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Hopnotic_John
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy pale yellow. Medium white head.

Smell - Light yeasty tartness. Stone fruits.

Taste - Tart and lemony up front. Stone fruit builds up. Tartness builds equally. Some wine-like flavors in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Well carbonated.

Overall - My palate is shot, but this is pretty good. I'm not getting any complexity out of it, though.

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3.59/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zotzot
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Like a grapefruit Shirley Temple

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3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of drone
3.67/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
3.67/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
4.16 out of 5 based on 726 ratings.
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