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:
17
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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +20.2%
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out with a hazy lemonstraw color capped by a fizzy head; not much retention with some decent stickage

Smell: Vague lactic plum/apricot (pluot) tones; slightly funky

Taste: Lactic stone fruit flavors, up front, bring subtle hints of plum and apricot; increasingly sour, through the mid-palate, with white wine and sour apple tones; a bit oaky in the finish with a strong mineral tone

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; rather puckery

Overall: I can't help but think there is just something lacking here; while there are a lot of nice flavors there is an underlying lack of complexity to match the sourness

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3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015-01-10
375ml corked bottle served in a little sampler snifter. I got the top of the bottle, so I got little to no sediment. Bottled in March 2014.

Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with little or no head. Smell is yeasty from afar. Tart and lemony from near. Very slight pine hint.

Taste is tart -- lemon and sweet. Something very sweet tarty.

Mouthfeel is light, fluffy comes to mind. Overall, nice beer. I like it.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle, pours a cloudy bright yellow color with active carbonation and a wispy thin head.

The smell is tart, lots of funk, apricot, plums, white grape. The nose is just very bright sour fruit. The flavor is moderately tart, more fruit, apricots and plums, Beglian yeast backbone. This is really enjoyable. Very clean refreshing, not overly sour.

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3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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