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Farmer's Reserve Pluot | Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
4.2/5
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734 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#1,217
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
734
pDev:
6.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
130
Trade:
17
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Ratings: 734 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice crystal clear, light wheat body with a finger of neon white head. Nice rendition and lace is above par for the style.

S - Tingly nose. Clean malt, bright lemon juice, touch of honey, and plum skin.

T - Oh my... that's tart. Crisp, sharp, tart, underripe plums, cumquats, white bread crust, lemon juice, and a touch of salt.

M - Medium frame with smooth center. Sharp acidic edges.

O - One of the bolder sours in the Farm to Barrel series. Nice plum (although I guess it's technically pluot) character.

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Photo of SierraFlight
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Arkay
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smekermann
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fievel
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottfrie
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle into snifter. Bottled March 2014.

A: Pours a clear golden with two fingers of fluffy white head that faded into a lasting film. Spotty lace was left down the glass.
S: Tart and clean nose with bright flavors of acid and pluots. Light blonde ale notes poke through beneath. Slight oak.
T: A sour blonde ale first with pluots second. Clean and delicious notes of pale malt and bready yeast mix well with semisweet fruit flavors of apricot and plum. The finish is full of buttery oak and mild white wine, and the aftertaste is juicy and lingering. Tartness is very clean with no acidity or harshness.
M: Medium-full body, juicy, sweet, tart, and easy mouthfeel. Carbonation is soft sand smooth.
O: One of the smoothest and easiest to drink Almanac sours I've had.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cletusdog
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakewatt135
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amychop
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RollBounce
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of skipxtracer
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of muskiesman
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of i4ourgot
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
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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Photo of snaotheus
3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
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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Photo of Velunas
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JStampler
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of devilfluff
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BMart
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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