Farmer's Reserve #3
Almanac Beer Co.

Farmer's Reserve #3Farmer's Reserve #3
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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
6%
Score:
97
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 7.09%
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
559
From:
Almanac Beer Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  165
Gots
  80
SCORE
97
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Farmer's Reserve #3Farmer's Reserve #3
Notes: Ale aged in wine barrels with Strawberries (Swanton Berry Farms) and Nectarines (Blosson Bluff Farms).
Reviews: 63 | Ratings: 559 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by mhksuccess:
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mhksuccess from California

4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a lost abbey teku glass
has golden color and about 1/4 inch head on it
smell has that farmhouse funk and fruit
very slight tart taste at first and smooth crisp nice mouthfeell
can tell it was aged in wine barrels as it has that taste on the back end
followed by a taste of strawberries on the very back end
easily drinkable and very enjoyable would definitely get again

Aug 22, 2013
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Bottled summer 2013, opened Nov 2013.

A - Orange wheat gold body. White head settles quickly. Low lace.

S - Surprisingly light nose right out of the bottle. This is a beer that definitely has to warm. Sweet strawberries, sour lemon, pound cake, meringue.

T - Soft strawberry, sweet biscuits, agave, acidic orange juice, and a firm sour backbone.

M - Relatively smooth, medium body.

O - Bright, sweet, well balanced, and refreshing.

P - Fresh fruit, whipped cream, short bread.

Nov 21, 2013
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mobius387 from Wisconsin

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured into stemmed glass

appearance: honey colored pour with big white bubbly head that settles down into a thing white edging around the glass with few carbonation bubbles rising throughout the beer. beer is fairly opaque

aroma: big funk, soft strawberries, some oak, some orange/lemon/citrusy back notes

palate: very tart, acidic, not boozy, good flavor spread within the mouth, medium bodied

taste: hugely tart, some fruit flavors of strawberries, oranges, lemons, grapes, cant pick out nectarines at all and i love those dern things!

overall: very well done wild ale. its not overly acidic like some cascade sours, yet still delivers a big funky punch making this beer worthy to be called sour power! if it had more of fruit flavor, and i was able to pick out nectarines, it could be one of my all time faves. nontheless, its a great wild and im really enjoying drinking this one. this is my second brew by almanac.

Aug 03, 2013
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Farmer's Reserve #3 from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 559 ratings