Sunday, June 30, 2013
Almanac Beer Company Farmer's Reserve No. 3
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 No. 3 - Ale Aged in Wine Barrels with Strawberries and Nectarines. I picked up this bottle at Mission Liquors in Fremont (here).
From the Almanac Beer Company website: “Our third entry in our barrel-aged Farmer’s Reserve series is an ode to summer. When summer comes to California’s farmer’s markets, the stands explode with mountains of stone fruit and strawberries. We selected the sweetest coastal strawberries from Swanton Berry Farm and high summer Crimson Baby nectarines from Blossom Bluff Farms to make this tart, wild ale as a celebration of our California summer.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a nice pale white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Fresh strawberries and nectarines, pale malts, oak wine barrel notes, citrus, stone fruit and yeast funk.
Taste: Sour and tart, white wine, citrus, strawberries, nectarines, biscuit malt sweetness, yeast funk, biscuit malt sweetness and a touch of vanilla.
Overall: Amazing and impressive, Almanac Beer Company Farmer's Reserve No. 3 - Ale Aged in Wine Barrels with Strawberries and Nectarines is delicious and I was left wanting another. At 6% ABV this impressive sour is worth trying.
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