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Dogpatch Sour - Almanac Beer Co.

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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 132
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
Photo of AgentMunky
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange-brown translucent. Really nice nose. Tart fruit, soft, acidic finish. Really pleasant finish. Nice overall.

Photo of DanGeo
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of muraco3
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierleichen
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmur112
4.85/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great nose, weird color but you can taste the cherries

Photo of humuloner22
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I received this awesome extra from a trade. Thanks man!

Appearance: Decent carbonation, but virtually no head once it settles. But carbonation is present. Otherwise a very attractive hazy golden amber color.

Aroma: Tartness not much funk, I don't really detect the cherries, but then again Rainier cherries are pretty mild compared to the standard red Bing cherry. Which is appeals to me.

Taste: Nice clean tart flavor, this is a great beer to clean the palate while eating or drinking heavier items. It states that it should be paired with richer foods, like blue cheese. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp and effervescent.

Overall: Very solid sour. I would definitely seek this on out in the future.

Photo of Catracho5
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Belgian style tulip

A: Very nice appearance, nice color, orange red, really bright, no head, some carbonation streaming off the bottom

A: Big sour, vinegar aroma, slight cherry aroma

T: Sour, some cherries, wine, fruity tart sourness, very dry, slight alcohol on the finish

O: Not bad, had a Belgian Flanders Red ale that was really good, this didn't measure up, I was expecting more cherries since they were added, did not pick them up, will try more Almanac sours in the future.

Photo of brians52
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmbeer
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twofacedmonster
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Syracuse12
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spreetaper
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch No 3 - Another great sour from Almanac.

Photo of chart813
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OldCrustacean79
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brentk56
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch 1

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber color; the soda-like head fritters away quickly; a few dots of lace linger

Smell: Acetic cherry, oak and vinous red wine

Taste: Dry, acetic cherry flavor, up front, with some oak and vinous aspects developing; increasingly sour in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation

Overall: A decent, but fairly one dimensional sour; not among the best Almanacs I have sampled

Photo of Zard
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of will_eye_e
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bnelson997
3.48/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ipc2000
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Filabee
2.99/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The taste of this beer missed for me...Seemed a bit flat and not very sour.

Photo of Wayne17
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Dogpatch Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 798 ratings.