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Dogpatch Sour - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

565 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 565
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 119
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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4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375mL into a tulip. Pours a hazy amber w/ a 1-finger off-white head that settles fairly quickly.

Aroma is tart and acidic; oaky.

Taste follows nose. Sour and oaky, w/ a dry lactic acidity that brings a pucker.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied w/ a dry finish.

Overall a solid, straightforward sour ale, similar to a Flanders oud bruin.

draheim, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dogpatch Sour is my second sour I have tried. It spoke to me as a true sour and opened up a whole new world for me in the craft beer industry. The first gulp grabbed my tongue and wrenched it in a pleasureful and tasteful bend. The top of my mouth to under my tongue tingled with a new found, interestingly sought after joy. Half way through the bottle the sour mellowed out, bringing a big array of flavors unto my pallet. By the end, I was thoroughly pleased with this sour. A true sour in my eyes.

A - Hazy. Orange-gold in middle with a transparent gold outline.

S - Tickled the nose with a sour smell. Grapefruit-ish and big back-rounds of a bread like funk.

T - First half of bottle was tart, sour, and funky. Once the pallet is used to that, it brings out cherrie, sourdough, and a less funkier taste.

M - Tickles the tongue. Brings a pleasureful, fun bubbly feel to the pallet.

Overall, I really liked this beer as a whole. It was a new experience that left me wanting more.

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Pour is a murky deep orange with a thin white head. Nose has a bit of wood, dusty with a hint of mushroom and a light cherry. Very sour, a bit acetic, strong carbonation and a light body. Dusty brett and faint mushroom funk with some tart unripened cherry. Assertive sourness and some acetic acid in the finish but not much.

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Dogpatch Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 565 ratings.