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Dogpatch Sour - Almanac Beer Co.

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Ratings: 688
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 127
Gots: 157 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almanac's Dogpatch Sour (Batch No. 3), ale brew with cherries and aged in wine barrels. 7.5% ABV. And, apparently they use a house blend of sourdough and wild brewer's yeasts. Should be interesting...

A: Roughly one and a half fingers of fluffy, active head. Fairly quickly dissipates to almost nothing. Orange, moving towards red in the center. Yellow in the dimple. Opaque enough that I can only seem the shadow of my hand through the glass.

S: Sour as soon as the cap is popped. That's a good sign! Funky Morello cherry, strawberry, faint lime acidity, tartaric. Very slight medicinal herbaceousness. Slight earth and funk.

T/MF: Big, lemony tartness up front! Funky back note, towards the roof of the mouth. Cherry pit. Slight spike of tartaric rising after the more citrusy sourness. Subtle black cherry. Citric acid kind of sinks into your lips.

Poured from a 375mL bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Edit: Nice red color in lower light.

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Pour produces a light and fluffy head that looks pretty but quickly recedes to become a lacy film over the cherry skin-colored body. It's brownish and red with blonde hues. Robust carbonation is visible. 4.5

Cherry's the name on the nose. Really smells like tart cherries and their pulp and skin. It's slightly funky and there's a malt aroma that's of faint chocolate, caramel and bread. 4.25

Damn that's good. Tart cherries just dominate the flavor here. Those and some funk and a bit of lemony acidity. Sweeter notes of vanilla and caramel along with faint breadiness swirl in and out to diversify the flavors. 4.25

It's pretty damn acidic and mouth-puckering, but this brew does a good job of not being vinegary. It's got a good creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. 4.25

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Dogpatch Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 688 ratings.