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Dogpatch Sour - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

566 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 120
Gots: 136 | 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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4.2/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured from 375mL bottle into my Val-Dieu goblet.

Appearance: medium amber hue with a moderate haze and a light effervescence. The thin layer of white foam dissipated pretty quickly. Not too unexpected for a sour.

Smell: moderately sour aroma with a nice, rich fruitiness and a big barrel-aged character. There's plenty of oak, vanilla and bourbon in this guy; I rather like it.

Taste: very sour up front, followed by a sweet malty flavor with just a subtle hint of cherries. I am a big fan of cherry beers usually, and I like the subtlety with which they're employed here. The finish is sweet and a little astringent, whether from sourness or from the wood. This is a damn fine beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a moderate carbonation and decent creaminess. There's a bit more body to this than I would normally expect from a sour; I dig it.

Overall: very drinkable and refreshing sour. Most of the elements are, if not subtle, then employed with a sophisticated restraint. Very nice.

flagmantho, Sunday at 07:27 PM
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Very tart and sour upfront. Once you get past that some sweet cheery and bready yeasty flavors come through. There are some red wine properties just shy of and in the finish. I get a slight vinegar backbone that is present throughout, from start to finish. I've had few sours such as Consecration by RR (on tap), but definitely not a sour expert. Looking for that one that will convert me to the sour side. Unfortunately, this isn't it. Good brew. Complex. Respect. Just not for me.

mac31, Sep 11, 2014
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Dogpatch Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.