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Dogpatch Sour - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

576 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 576
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 121
Gots: 133 | FT: 23
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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Ratings: 576 | Reviews: 62 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Bwagner1122, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

dwagner003, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

RayUF07, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of notchucknorris
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a murky brownish orange color with a slight hint of red to it. A half finger tan head quickly settles in the glass.

S: Tart and a touch acetic. Red cherry skin, a bit of bready malt, lemon, white wine and some dusty barnyard notes. Very nice.

T: Opens tart with lemon, white wine and rolling waves of tart red cherry over the palate. Slight bit of oak, lemon seed and pink grapefruit. A long lingering tartness lasts forever. I like this a lot.

notchucknorris, Apr 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

ThePaleRider, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

egrace84, Apr 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Jack_Tripper86, Apr 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Duff27, Apr 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

weonfire, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

TXhomebrewer, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Ken_P, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

markgugs, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

wakeuptothesun, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

controlfate, Apr 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

HollyHops, Apr 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

RolandBlunts, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ShanePB, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Powderhornphil
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My second Almanac is as many days. They really make some tasty sours.

This one pours hazy orange with a slight reddish tint from the cherries I assume. Not much head or lacing.

Aroma is a bright, slightly tart funk. Apple cider vinegar. Subtle cherry notes.

Taste is sour apples, tart cherry and wine barrel. Just a delicious sour.

Lighter mouthfeel. Dry finish. Low carbonation.

Powderhornphil, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jklecko2, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

starrdogg, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jschott75, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of paul_db
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter.

I gotta say, the smell through me off a bit. i'm not sure if it was an off bottle or not since most people i'm seeing are saying it smelled like cherries… all i smelled was funk and maybe some oak… this made me a bit nervous for this.

Taste had tart cherries up front with some sweetness and funk after. The flavor was nothing like the smell. Very good sour, very alike to the other recent releases.

paul_db, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

drebrew, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

fsck, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of denommenator
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As much as I love sour ales, this one may be a little too tart. The cherry flavors are lovely and the subtle apple tones come out if you slurp it. it is a perfectly dry beer. The smell is very enticing. This is a bold and interesting American sour ale.

denommenator, Mar 30, 2014
Dogpatch Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 576 ratings.