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Dogpatch Sour - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

576 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 576
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 122
Gots: 133 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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Ratings: 576 | Reviews: 62 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Dope:
Photo of Dope
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch #1.

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.

Dope, Aug 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

tectactoe, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Dabeel, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

BubalooBrewMaster, May 07, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

SanDNigel, Aug 30, 2013
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freshflesh, Jul 02, 2014
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warnerry, Jul 04, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Swongler, Sep 16, 2013
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Bottle (2013)

Texas Liquor
Carlsbad, CA

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.

ehammond1, Jul 28, 2013
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Dogpatch Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 576 ratings.