Dogpatch Sour - Almanac Beer Co.
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Reviews by Dope:
4.01/5 rDev -5%
A: Pours a very murky light red/amber. Good sized and fluffy tan head. Head fades at a medium pace but with good retention. Walls of light lacing left behind.
S: Loaded with tart cherries, what else?
T: Really nice sweet and sour cherries up front along with some apple. Not super sour, just a pleasant tartness that escalates a bit towards the finish but never becomes overpowering. Get a bready, almost sourdough like flavor in the finish. Get some indistinct dry wine, especially in the aftertaste. Quite dry in the aftertaste in fact.
M: Medium bodied, pretty standard. Tart and drying.
O: One of the better sours I have tried. Not a mouth-puckerer but has a nice tart hit for sure. Well balanced flavors and surprisingly easy drinking for a sour.
08-07-2013 03:06:57 | More by Dope
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev -0.7%
A- Golden honey. Looks sweet and heavy for 7.5%. Tiny bubbles
S- Puckery cherry, acidic grape barrel, biscuit
T- Sweet then sour, finishes biscuity (definitely get the sourdough). Slightly fruity but more honey biscuit. Touch of funk. Very tasty
M- Small punctuated bubbles that still let your tongue taste the beer. Heavy for 7.5%
0- Outstanding beer. In the world of sours there's so much to explore that I would imagine trying others before diving back into this one, but a great beer I would buy again and enjoy.
08-30-2013 16:19:56 | More by SanDNigel
4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
Fantastic sour beer. Poured from a bottle into a flute. Bottle reads: "Bottled Autumn 2013" enjoyed about 1 month after purchase.
A - Amber with small bubbles. Color reminds me of an ale I'm not particularly fond of: Anchor Steam. Slightly foggy with 3/4 inch of white head in a flute, but overall a beautiful pour.
S - Smell of sticky salt water taffy, young grapes, beer-soaked bar wood (only thing bringing it down), devils share of a wine barrel.
T - Beautiful. Slightly flowery. Makes my tongue curl a little. Nice and sour, but I would like to taste this a little higher on the sour-intensity. Hard, unripened green apples. Yeast; I can definitely taste the sourdough that they sought to add to the beer. Aftertaste of ripe lemon juice.
M - Puckered up nicely. A little more heavy on the tongue than I expected - actually a really nice feeling. Extremely refreshing on a warm, sunny San Francisco fall Sunday. Leaves a slight coat behind, enhancing the aftertaste.
O - A really good sour. Easy to drink. Not sure if I would want to pay $11 for a 12oz bottle again, when I can buy a fantastic 22oz stout or IPA at $7-$9, but if I can find it under $10, I will definitely pick up more. Highly recommend you give it a try.
09-16-2013 00:18:57 | More by Swongler
4.21/5 rDev -0.2%
Another really fantastic sour from Almanac. Though not particularly attractive, the aroma and flavor make up for it in spades. Huge notes of cherry Fruit Roll Up, wine notes, oak, and a bit of sourdough yeast character come through nicely. The wine character is quite pronounced in the flavor, especially as the beer warms. I've been wildly impressed with most everything I've had from Almanac's sour lineup, and this one is fantastic as well.
07-28-2013 16:54:16 | More by ehammond1
Dogpatch Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 530 ratings.