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Farmer's Reserve #1 | Almanac Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our first California wild ale is brewed with a blend of Cabernet & Muscat Grapes from Alfieri Farms, Concord grapes from Hamada Farms and plums from Twin Girls Farm—all located in the fertile San Joaquin Valley. Aged for over a year in used wine barrels, this sour ale blends rich flavors of the 2011 autumn harvest with farmhouse funk.

Added by augustgarage on 02-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Bottle (2013)

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

An unfortunate blemish on an otherwise incredible series of Farmer's Reserve beers. This one has a distinct aroma of vomit, and the flavor, though not as bad, it's similarly bad. Fairly sour, and some definite Muscat grape character as well, but a dominant vomit character overrides most of the enjoyable, worthwhile flavor here. This one may get significant better with time, and if I'm fortunate enough to try another bottle (and it's better), I'd be happy to update my review.

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375ml into a sensuous wine glass. Pours a crystal clear nice amber copper, minor egg cream color head recedes to a single bubble layer cap that remains till the last, minor lacing,

The aroma reaches a good distance from the bottle, sour. The grapes are on full display smelling fresh off the vine fresh : ) the plums not so much but plum skin perhaps. Pleasant minor tart.

The taste is restrained. Everything on the label and in the scent carry through. The tart is very minor no real sour of measure. Long lasting aftertaste that continues to evolve for as long as you can notice. More than thin medium bodied lively mouthfeel, appropriate tannins.

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Farmer's Reserve #1 from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 191 ratings
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