Ichibier | Almanac Beer Co.

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85
very good
37 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Smarty_Pints on 03-21-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of dar482
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The aroma has a great tropical fruit aroma from the Citra.

The flavor has citrus peel, a light leafy bitterness on the back. The beer is very clean from the rice. A hoppy, clean, and very easy drinking brew.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dwatty
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Gregwa
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Smelled and tasted like the bar towel

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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JoeMans
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Clemskis
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

i think this one is a collaboration with crooked stave. on tap at ernies, its a blonde beer brewed with rice and shiso, very cool. as distinct as the flavors are in it, what it lacks for me is any funk, which i though almanac and certainly crooked stave were known for. its a little bland honestly in the yeast department, but im not letting that detract from my overall enjoyment of this very interesting beer. i kind of wanted the shiso to be more robust, such a cool japanese herb, i think its flavor could have been more apparent, instead of just flashing in quick towards the finish. even still, its really cool to see a beer with it, the first that i am aware of to use it anyway. the beer is super light, only a little starchy from the rice, and clean finishing. its super easy drinking stuff, but i think would be twice the beer with some crazy brett complex.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of rstenson
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of elNopalero
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I’m starting to see this in more and more places. Pours a thin gold color with pale foaming. There’s a light, interesting aroma to it. The yuzu, perhaps? It’s crisp and sharply flavored, with what I imagine is a bit of rice mixing with the yuzu. Intensely dry. Exceeded my expectations and worth seeking out again.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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Ichibier from Almanac Beer Co.
3.85 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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