Dogpatch Sour - Almanac Beer Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 537 | Reviews: 59 | Display Reviews Only:
3.04/5 rDev -28.1%
Consumed on August 2nd, 2014 from a bottle labeled "Batch No. 2". Poured into a tulip.
Beer is a murky dark peach color. A two-finger head dissipates completely and almost immediately.
Aroma - Woody sour cherries and fresh mushrooms. Pretty simple as compared to most Flanders red ales..
Flavor - tart, all right! Like wincing, sucking on a lemon sour. After the initial shock and awe, some sharp cherry flavor emerges along with very subtle wood notes. The label mentions that the beer was aged in wine barrels but doesn't mention what kind. I'm going to guess it's a white wine of some kind but, since I don't drink wine (surprise! I drink beer!), I'm terrible at this guessing game. No bitterness, lingering acidic aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is still (as in, no carbonation) and medium bodied.
Overall, this is a SOUR BEER! You must like SOUR BEERS to like this beer. This is like what might happen if RockStar or Monster or Red Bull decided to brew a Flanders red ale. EXTREME!!!!
Okay, it's not that bad, but it may be the most sour beer I have ever had. Since Almanac is saying this a Flanders Red, I have to say ti does not stack up favorably in either flavor or price to the reigning kings of the style.
08-02-2014 23:37:46 | More by charlzm
Dogpatch Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.