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Dogpatch Sour - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

640 Ratings
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Ratings: 640
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Sammy, Jan 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to analogchainsaw for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Batch 1. Bottled Autumn 2013.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with grain, red wine, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy sour cherry and grain flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a better sour fruit smell in the aroma in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

djrn2, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

zestar, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

acurtis, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Thorpe429, Nov 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

nmann08, Oct 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Texasfan549, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

GRG1313, Aug 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

kjkinsey, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

ygtbsm94, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

SocalKicks, Jul 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

largadeer, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

JAHMUR, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
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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4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2

Pours a cloudy brown hued amber. Nose is a biting funky thing. The flavor on this is superb! I started going for a sip, which turned into more. And then some more. Very easy to drink and refreshing. Yet it has the earthy funk, mild old fruits, and lactic on the back - and no short supply of it either. This is well done. Carbonation is a bit high as some of the others of this series have been, but who cares. I could drink a gallon of this.

RblWthACoz, May 13, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 02, thanks to FosterJM, shared with threelions

Decent fizzy head that fades fairly quickly, typical wild, hazy orange peach red hue.

Nose nice cherry, sweet cherry like, fruity, juicy cherry flesh, very faint hint of barrel and vinous notes, like a little wine. Mild tartness but no real funk, big lactic acid.

Taste starts very sour, tart cherry, fresh sweet cherry, cherry flesh and juice, then acidic bite, malic acid up front, big lactic acid and acetic acid. Mouth watering gland blasting sour. Very faint toasted barrel note, no vinous or wine though. Finish is flemmy, acidic bite that fades bit leaves some heat, more tart cherry and lingering sour.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lighter carb, huge acidic bite.

Overall crazy, but great. So much acidity with different acids, great cherry, but very very little wine barrel. Gotta remember to take my tums. I do wish the barrel notes were a bit bigger.

jlindros, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

oline73, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

mendvicdog, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

MarkyMOD, Sep 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

beernads, Oct 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Rochefort10nh, May 23, 2014
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Dogpatch Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 640 ratings.