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Sourdough Wild Ale - Almanac Beer Co.

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Sourdough Wild AleSourdough Wild Ale

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79
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237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 11
Gots: 46 | FT: 14
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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popery

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3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden amber and quite cloudy. The head is thick and frothy. It's a mass of white bubbles that bears a striking resemblance to the bubbles produced by bread yeast. The aroma has a good amount of tropical fruit and peach hoppiness. There's also some white wine and oak character imparted by the barrel. Lemon is present but pretty subdued. Taste is primarily sweet, fruity and oaky. There's an undercurrent of sourness but it's mild. It's an interesting mix of flavors. Ultimately, it's really not all that sweet and finishes pretty dry. Lots of fruit from the Mosaic hops. A bit more lemon. Fairly light with some body to it. Interesting beer. I enjoyed it more than I thought that I would. The sourness is quite light and the funk is also pretty subdued, but there's a very nice balance between fruit flavors and barrel.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 09:22:28 | More by popery
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375ml bottle poured into snifter. thanks to @jackmax for the extra in our recent trade.

batch 1, feb 2013 bottling.

the beer pours a nice hazy orange-yellow colour with a solid head. the nose is of subtle tropical fruits and lemon. the beer has quite a dry taste to it, with a solid flavour profile thanks to the lemon zest coming through nicely. There is not a lot of sourness to this beer but it has a nice dry, tartness to it.

I also am on the bandwagon of wondering why the reviews of this beer are so low. I enjoyed it - maybe not as much as some other sours but it was quite a refreshing beer.

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Sourdough Wild Ale from Almanac Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.