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Sourdough Wild Ale - Almanac Beer Co.

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Sourdough Wild AleSourdough Wild Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 14
Gots: 48 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with a mash of raw and malted barley, oats, rye, spelt and lemon, this beer was fermented in used wine barrels with a blend of Brettanomyces wild yeasts and Marla Bakery’s San Francisco sourdough yeast. The finished beer is dry-hopped with tropical Mosaic hops. This unfiltered ale is alive in the bottle: drink fresh for a bright, passionfruit aroma or age to develop the wild yeast funk.

(Beer added by: Jtrigonis on 01-30-2014)
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Reviewed from notes, draft taster (4oz)

A: Slightly hazy, vibrant golden with 1 finger of foamy, off-white head. Tons of lacing left down the glass. (4.0)

S: hoppy bitterness, juicy citrus and malt sweetness, sourdough yeast, and a very light hint of tartness. Smells more like an east-coast IPA than an AWA, but is pleasant if not entering with any expectations (4.25)

T/M: Sweet, malty, and bitter with a strong yeasty/bitter aftertaste. Juicy and smooth, but very lightly drying. Low carbonation, medium body, like a flat IPA. A slight sour hint on the edges help add a bit of complexity to the sweetness. (3.75/3.5)

O: Not at all what I had expected. Not sour, but not really bad. (3.75)

jdhowe, Saturday at 05:56 AM
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4.12/5  rDev +20.1%

hopkrid, Saturday at 04:08 AM
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3.28/5  rDev -4.4%

CBack465, Saturday at 12:00 AM
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

MrDave, Sep 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

caljzy, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

xhernanx13, Sep 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

HoppyBastard2, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

zbodnar1, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Satchboogie, Aug 26, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +9.6%

Matty123, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

handcrafty, Aug 18, 2014
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1/5  rDev -70.8%

ThatsThatDude, Aug 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Enochase04, Aug 15, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -49%

Norseman, Aug 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Ncpogs, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

teamwiggum, Aug 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Skunkyluvmuffin, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Evahflow, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

umpbumpfizz, Aug 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

sourdog, Aug 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

jschonert, Aug 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

510a, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Sarmartay, Jul 30, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +16%

The beer pours a dull golden orange with a big, fluffy off-white head that laces. The nose is lightly grainy and funky with a hint of lemon, which is slightly herbal and minimally tart. The taste is slightly malty with an underlying semi-sweet lemon/lime citrus character and bitter hops that resemble a lemon poppy seed muffin. It's a relatively light bodied & drinkable sour, that's semi-sweet, overly carbonated, and has a slightly harsh, lemon rindy bitterness in the finish. This is a very approachable lemon forward sour with modest funk, but has a slightly undesirable finish - it's worth trying, but not the best almanac I've had.

ThePorterSorter, Jul 30, 2014
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Sourdough Wild Ale from Almanac Beer Co.
78 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.