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Dogpatch Sour - Almanac Beer Co.

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459 Ratings
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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 101
Gots: 128 | FT: 26
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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Igotmypistola

California

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into my lagunitas pint glass. Not appropriate I know, but I'm in a car and it's all I got. (not driving)

Pours a murky orange haze. Actually quite rich and beautiful looking. Brightness

MMM! Now that is a nose I can get into. I can't help but say this smells like supplication. Maybe not so sour but the cherries are on point!

And the taste is what I'm after. Big, juicy, full, rich, slightly tart and sour. Makes you lick your lips for a good minute after. Honestly this is a terrific brew. I've loved all the farm to barrel series from almanac and this is every bit as good if not the best. My only wish is maybe not quiiiite as tart and sour as I would like. Maybe that will come with time? but maybe that wasn't the intent here either. It just sort of rolls off your tongue instead of leaving it bone dry. Phenomenal.

Cali kids don't trade it away! Drink this ish up!

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 00:39:22 | More by Igotmypistola
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LakerLeith

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-10-2014 09:28:47 | More by LakerLeith
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a batch 2 375ml bottle into a HF stemmed tulip.

A- Hazy pinkish/red with no head.

S- Fanders funk, tart cherries, lots of oak, plum, blackberry, cider vinegar.

T- Much of the same fruit from the aroma but showcases tart cherries beautifully. Tons of oak and cherry.

M- Hedium carbonation and body. Very sour. easy to drink.

Overall- Really nice Flanders style ale. Cherry is awesome in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 01:59:27 | More by Seanniek91
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Arizona

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle into tulip. Batch 1, bottled Autumn 2013.

A: Pours a clear iced tea color with a finger of fizzy light tan head that quickly bubbled away into a fuzzy collar.
S: Tart and lightly acidic notes of vinous wine barrel and musty cherries. I get a hint of something tropical or berry-like as well.
T: Buttery oak, vinous wine barrel, and lighty sweet cherries. The finish has a musty quality alongside notes of barrel spice, a kiss of caramel, and slight raisin. The aftertaste is lightly tart with hints of lemon and grape juice, acid, and slight berry. There's also a rock candy-like sweetness overall.
M: Medium body, good balance between greasy/drying oak and sweet/drying cherry tannins. Soft and frothy carbonation.
O: Very clean and easy drinking. Just the right amount of sour and sweet. Not the most complex, but extremely enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
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A - Pours a hazy reddish-orange with a fizzy off-white head that is gone fast.

S - Tart cherry, red wine, oak.

T - Very tart and acidic, not much cherry, a touch of red wine.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Very acidic and oaky. Light on the fruit.

Serving type: bottle

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California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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Dogpatch Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.