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Dogpatch Sour - Almanac Beer Co.

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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 131
Gots: 187 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Piddmeista on 07-25-2013

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.
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Ratings: 798 | Reviews: 93
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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL (12.68 fl. oz) bottle purchased online from CraftCity.com, 2014 vintage (Batch #2, bottled in 3/14), poured into my The Lost Abbey Teku glass, drank over an hour

A: 3/3 - rudy brownish coloration; low clarity (cannot see through); initial tannish head gives way to subtle glass lacing that reagitates on swirling; tight white bubbles pouring off the bottom of the glass; moderate alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - major vinous notes - tart cherries oak, slight funk/cheese - admixed with moderate sourness; some alcohol notes; no hop aroma

T: 15/20 - again, vinous flavors predominate and puckering tartness right up front that continues to evolve as the flavors dominate; a moderate cherry sweetness develops over time; some residual lingering qualities but finishes generally dry and inviting; moderate alcohol heat on the back-end; no hop bitterness/qualities

M: 4/5 - moderate carbonation for style; slight chewiness; alcohol coating provides the fullness

O: 8/10 - above average American wild ale that really hits with the vinous and sourness; don't think that it reaches a 94 on BA (would probably place in the mid-80s/low-90s for what it's worth); like Boulevard's Love Child #4, it reminds me of a lesser version of Russian River's Supplication or Weyerbacher's Riserva but preferred this one to Love Child #4 due to the cherry component

TOTAL - 39/50

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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.

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Dogpatch Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
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