Farmer's Reserve Pluot | Almanac Beer Co.

Farmer's Reserve PluotFarmer's Reserve Pluot
BA SCORE
95.6%
Liked This Beer
4.2 w/ 729 ratings
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:
#1,188
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
729
Liked:
697
Avg:
4.2/5
pDev:
6.67%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
130
Trade:
17
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4.41/5  rDev +5%
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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
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4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
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4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear, pale orange, with a quickly dissipating one finger head, no cling. Smells sour, tart, funky. Also yeast, some wine, some plums/pluots, light malt, black pepper at pour. Taste is tart, sour, but not overly so. Yeast, plums/pluots, a little wine and oak, some malt, a little sweetness before the finish. Smooth, good body, the taste lingers, appropriate level of carbonation.

Another very enjoyable effort from Almanac, lots of flavor and complexity. I look forward to each and every one of these. Well worth a purchase.

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4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
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4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
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4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
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Pulpy orange mimosa color with a pinkish tint. Softly textured foam on the surface, random arcs and bits of spotty lace. Purely opaque.

Aroma is plenty fruity, acidic unripe plum and a hint of the apricot side. Some minerally lactic yogurt notes. Oak emerges as it warms.

Taste is bright and fruity, unripe plum and peach, fruit and pits, with ample oaky vanilla flavors lending complexity. Lingering Brett funk, juicy fruit lingers also. Medium bodied with a brief puckering sourness.
Overall I like it quite a bit due to the amped up oak. Slightly less overpowering acidity than previous versions it seemed, tempered somewhat by the barrels.

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Farmer's Reserve Pluot from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 95.6% out of 100 with 729 ratings
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