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Dogpatch Sour - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

577 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 577
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 7.58%
Wants: 122
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Kruxx, Aug 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

SStein, Aug 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

TechBrew, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

A big thanks to Jeff for this one. Into Hill Farmstead stemware.

A clear copper brew. Nose is subtle but the flavor is incredibly tart, acidic and delicious. Notes of tart cherry, oak, plastic and vinegar. The sour never really lets up. Feel carries the flavor perfectly. Aggressive, crisp and finishes puckering. Certainly worth having.

SpeedwayJim, Aug 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

rstenson, Aug 14, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

Wyattrw, Aug 14, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

briang01, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jroddrunkard, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

schnarr84, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

HopHead84, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

KCBeerNerd, Aug 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

sneth019, Aug 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Guzzle_McBrew, Aug 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Juan611, Aug 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jvillefan, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

After1am, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

metalfacedave, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

richkrull, Aug 03, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

charlzm, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ari32, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

stevec32, Aug 01, 2014
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RAKeeler, Jul 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

BarrelAgedG, Jul 31, 2014
Dogpatch Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.