Thursday, December 17, 2015
Almanac Beer Company Farmer's Reserve Blackberry - Ale Brewed With Blackberries And Aged In Wine Barrels
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Almanac Beer Company Farmer's Reserve Blackberry - Ale Brewed With Blackberries And Aged In Wine Barrels.
From the Almanac Beer Company website: “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 Swanton Berry Farm in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains and aged in wine barrels for many months. Pair with duck dishes and summer salads.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours dark orange with pink highlights with a tiny white head leaving no lacing.
Aroma: Funky, acidic, white wine, blackberries, bready malts, stone fruits and some oak.
Taste: Blackberries, sour stone fruit, yeast funk, oak wine barrel, citrus and a bit earthy.
Overall: Sour and fruity, Almanac Beer Company Farmer's Reserve Blackberry - Ale Brewed With Blackberries And Aged In Wine Barrels is delicious. This 7% ABV offering is another nice sour from Almanac. I made it a point to try all of their beers – absolutely worth trying.
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