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Farmer's Reserve #4 | Almanac Beer Co.

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286 Ratings
Farmer's Reserve #4Farmer's Reserve #4
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale aged in wine barrels with Cara Cara Oranges, Meyer Lemons, and Buddha's Hand Citrons (all from Hamada Farms).

Added by OBeerMeGreatOne on 05-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
286
pDev:
7.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Pours a murky yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt and sour and tart lemon, orange, and other citrus fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus and wine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a very nice citrus presence all around.

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

Appearance: Pours clear golden with a massive head; streaky lacing all around

Smell: The oak from the wine barrels is the first aroma I detected but there is plenty of sour citrus in the mix, as well; the citron and Meyer lemons are particularly noticeable

Taste: Acetic citrus tones jut forward, bringing citron and Meyer lemon elements; I am not familiar with Cara Cara oranges (although I just did a Google search and discovered they are in season so I will pick one up tomorrow) but I get a touch of orange as the lemon sourness fades; the vinous and oaky tones build in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Another fine beer in the Farmer's Reserve series, although I think I enjoyed the #3 better that I tasted a few weeks ago

Thanks, c64person, for the opportunity

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

Bottled summer 2013, opened Nov 2013.

A - Bright yellow gold body. Great clarity. Fine white head with ok retention and nice lace.

S - Wonderfully thick, sour lemon, orange zest, crystal sugar, and bright white oak.

T - Lemon juice, agave syrup, orange extract, lime zest, lemon soda concentrate, and lemon bars.

M - Bright, brisk, medium-light frame. Lightly syrupy. Sharp acidity and nice staying power.

O - Outstanding flavor and well balanced restraint.

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On tap at Library Alehouse for a tap takeover with 9 offerings.

A: Pours a clear yellow with a lingering thin (1/4") white head which leaves spotty lace.

N: Lemon dominates followed by herbal and other citrus notes.

T: Tart and lemony with a slight funk. This may expand with some age.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Prickly and zingy zesty finish.

O: Oh so refreshing. Perfect for a summer day. Worth trying once.

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Farmer's Reserve #4 from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 286 ratings
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