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Dogpatch Sour - Almanac Beer Co.

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Ratings: 637
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 125
Gots: 145 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This barrel-aged wild ale is named for our San Francisco neighborhood and pays tribute to the Flanders Red style of beer. Aged in wine barrels, this lightly tart ale is brewed with California Rainier cherries using a house blend of wild yeasts, bacteria and SF sourdough yeast. Pair this complex ale with ripe figs & blue cheese or seafood bouillabaisse.

(Beer added by: Piddmeista on 07-25-2013)
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4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almanac's Dogpatch Sour (Batch No. 3), ale brew with cherries and aged in wine barrels. 7.5% ABV. And, apparently they use a house blend of sourdough and wild brewer's yeasts. Should be interesting...

A: Roughly one and a half fingers of fluffy, active head. Fairly quickly dissipates to almost nothing. Orange, moving towards red in the center. Yellow in the dimple. Opaque enough that I can only seem the shadow of my hand through the glass.

S: Sour as soon as the cap is popped. That's a good sign! Funky Morello cherry, strawberry, faint lime acidity, tartaric. Very slight medicinal herbaceousness. Slight earth and funk.

T/MF: Big, lemony tartness up front! Funky back note, towards the roof of the mouth. Cherry pit. Slight spike of tartaric rising after the more citrusy sourness. Subtle black cherry. Citric acid kind of sinks into your lips.

Poured from a 375mL bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Edit: Nice red color in lower light.

TruePerception, Nov 12, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 375mL bottle into a teku glass.

Pour produces a light and fluffy head that looks pretty but quickly recedes to become a lacy film over the cherry skin-colored body. It's brownish and red with blonde hues. Robust carbonation is visible. 4.5

Cherry's the name on the nose. Really smells like tart cherries and their pulp and skin. It's slightly funky and there's a malt aroma that's of faint chocolate, caramel and bread. 4.25

Damn that's good. Tart cherries just dominate the flavor here. Those and some funk and a bit of lemony acidity. Sweeter notes of vanilla and caramel along with faint breadiness swirl in and out to diversify the flavors. 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

i like this better than the other fruited variants of it. its gritty in texture, almost dirty earthy. dense and just a little pink. its sour beer first, fruity second, with the cherry putting in about as much as the red wine barrel, really cool. wild sourness lacto maturity and a lot of malt character in this, wheaty and a hint sweet. Cherry is just in the finish, and the red wine tannins exacerbate the dry pucker. Acidity is high, oak character is prominent, and the overall quality of this is enormous. Rad to have it on tap too. Thanks to hops and pie for that. More bubbles would make it feel perfect, but I like the light prickly and dry density. World class no doubt. amazing to me that this and the cerise sour are both cherries in red wine, but this is such a flavorful and honestly superior use of those ingredients comparatively. its really excellent.

StonedTrippin, Nov 08, 2014
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Dogpatch Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 637 ratings.