1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sourdough Wild Ale - Almanac Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Sourdough Wild AleSourdough Wild Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

243 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 243
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 11
Gots: 46 | 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)
View: Beers (32) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 243 | Reviews: 37 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by snaotheus:
Photo of snaotheus
snaotheus

Washington

3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

375ml capped bottle split between a large tulip and a 5oz sample glass (I got the sample). Bottled February 2013, according to the label. Batch Number 1.

Pours slightly cloudy golden with very little head, but the tiny head lasts and lasts and maybe even increases. Smell is lemony/fruity, maybe some unripe green grapes.

Taste is mild, more bitter than sour. Not very sour at all, and surprisingly bitter. Also, some surprisingly bready/strawy flavor.

Mouthfeel is nice, creamy and smooth. But overall, this is just a kind of confusing beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 23:52:51 | More by snaotheus
More User Reviews:
Photo of Sarmartay
Sarmartay

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-30-2014 22:57:01 | More by Sarmartay
Photo of ThePorterSorter
ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 02:19:08 | More by ThePorterSorter
Photo of Puritycontrol
Puritycontrol

California

5/5  rDev +44.9%

07-27-2014 05:03:40 | More by Puritycontrol
Photo of rdooley
rdooley

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-27-2014 05:00:50 | More by rdooley
Photo of ralphw56
ralphw56

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-27-2014 04:07:10 | More by ralphw56
Photo of Clemskis
Clemskis

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-26-2014 01:19:30 | More by Clemskis
Photo of BarrelAgedG
BarrelAgedG

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-22-2014 01:41:24 | More by BarrelAgedG
Photo of Matt_Ortiz
Matt_Ortiz

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

07-19-2014 19:43:41 | More by Matt_Ortiz
Photo of SupremePie
SupremePie

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-18-2014 05:23:45 | More by SupremePie
Photo of geuze_gone_wild
geuze_gone_wild

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-17-2014 06:03:11 | More by geuze_gone_wild
Photo of zhanson88
zhanson88

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-17-2014 01:12:56 | More by zhanson88
Photo of ViragS
ViragS

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-16-2014 06:25:09 | More by ViragS
Photo of Roguer
Roguer

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-16-2014 03:12:06 | More by Roguer
Photo of Kbyfield
Kbyfield

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-16-2014 01:13:25 | More by Kbyfield
Photo of tectactoe
tectactoe

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

07-14-2014 16:58:17 | More by tectactoe
Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

07-13-2014 15:45:34 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
Photo of mrebeka
mrebeka

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

07-12-2014 23:30:08 | More by mrebeka
Photo of aquazr1
aquazr1

California

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

07-11-2014 03:35:35 | More by aquazr1
Photo of ShanePB
ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

07-07-2014 16:54:52 | More by ShanePB
Photo of Lare453
Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-06-2014 23:40:37 | More by Lare453
Photo of Bp123
Bp123

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-03-2014 19:01:00 | More by Bp123
Photo of zestar
zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-01-2014 09:06:18 | More by zestar
Photo of TDA8
TDA8

Indiana

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-01-2014 03:25:47 | More by TDA8
Photo of EB1
EB1

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-29-2014 20:25:51 | More by EB1
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Sourdough Wild Ale from Almanac Beer Co.
79 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.