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Dark Pumpkin Sour - Almanac Beer Co.

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Dark Pumpkin SourDark Pumpkin Sour

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very good

295 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 18
Gots: 50 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 07-02-2014

Ale brewed with pumpkin and spices aged in wine barrels.
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad, but the Raul man is a little pissed. I've noticed that the majority of their sours are 7%; so it's basically wash, rinse, repeat (just add whatever different flavor this month) and send it out to the masses (well, Californians, at least). And what we have here is your girlfriend during year four, but she bought a new tube of lipstick. You're looking at her like something is new, and it kind of is, but is it?

So, yeah. Those well known sour characters are there, along with a tad (just a tad) of spice and pumpkin. Again, it's nice, but Raul is getting tired of this one trick pony.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%

Bottled Autumn 2014.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with dark roasted malt, dark fruit, pumpkin pie spice, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a pumpkin pie spice presence that I am only getting in the smell as the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i like that this is an attempt at something so different, never heard of anything like it. props for that. i also like that its not caustically sour, its approachable still, with a little citrus pucker and wine sharpness, but no brutal sourness. the pumpkin in this is really reserved compared to their heirloom pumpkin beer, its way in the back. fortunately, the spice complex is also appreciably mellow in this, allowing the fruity wine barrel character to stand out and play with the pumpkin itself, a really neat feature that is new to me. the body is pretty light for the color, see through brown, and the mouthfeel isnt heavy either. it looks fizzy in the glass but feels a little less bubbly than i wish it did on the palate. the oak wine barrel character is prominent in the finish, tannic and just a little acidic. malts are nice and dark, with some mild unsweetened chocolate and even smoke. a perfect fall beer for those who dont jump on the pumpkin pie flavored ales out there. a good way to make the seasonal classic totally different. top quality right here, but a polarizing flavor profile i have to imagine...

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Dark Pumpkin Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.