Farmer's Reserve Blackberry | 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:
We love blackberries. Tart, sweet and complex but guarded by thorny branches, these alluring fruit have been a favorite of ours since we added them to our very first beer. This sour blonde ale is infused with loads of coastal Blackberries from California’s Santa Cruz Mountains and aged in wine barrels until our wild yeasts worked their magic. Pair with duck dishes and summer salads.


Added by largadeer on 04-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
617
Reviews:
55
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
7.56%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
112
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Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Blackback Pub. This was poured into a tulip glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt red almost pink color. Slim white little head. No lacing. The smell definitely has the blackberry up front with a nice tart edge in and around some sweetness. Light citrus. The taste was balanced nicely between the sweetness and the sour. Blackberries and citrus blend and lead into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing the sourness to hit as the harshness on my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good American Wild ale that I would have again.

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Photo of npachl
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy reddish purple in color. It poured with a collar of white bubbles around the edge of the glass and some lacing on the surface.
S: Light aromas of blackberries are present in the nose along with hints of sourness.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of favors of sour blackberries.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked how this beer was packed with lots of flavors of blackberries and wasn't overly sour.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of russpowell
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent pink/orange with sliver of eggshell colored head. Pretty average head retention & lacing

S: Faint blackberry,

T: Tartness, blackberry & a little cherry & drynes up front. Oaky dryness, cherry sweet tart as this warms, a little vanilla too. Finishes tart, a little sour with subtle blackberry & cherry

MF: Medium body, low carbonation

Pretty drinkable, but was hoping for a little more blackberry, very pricey for what it delivers taste-wise

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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaxOhle
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ristaccia
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hootie159
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rydev24
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhlosito75
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice deeper ruby color, aroma has a little tart waft with soft berry notes and some oak. Taste has a very good presentation of the berry and some grape flavors, and the tartness isn't overwhelming or puckering.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duff27
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Farmer's Reserve Blackberry from Almanac Beer Co.
4.1 out of 5 based on 617 ratings.
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