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Dogpatch Sour - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

501 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 501
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 106
Gots: 131 | FT: 29
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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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle into tulip. Batch 1, bottled Autumn 2013.

A: Pours a clear iced tea color with a finger of fizzy light tan head that quickly bubbled away into a fuzzy collar.
S: Tart and lightly acidic notes of vinous wine barrel and musty cherries. I get a hint of something tropical or berry-like as well.
T: Buttery oak, vinous wine barrel, and lighty sweet cherries. The finish has a musty quality alongside notes of barrel spice, a kiss of caramel, and slight raisin. The aftertaste is lightly tart with hints of lemon and grape juice, acid, and slight berry. There's also a rock candy-like sweetness overall.
M: Medium body, good balance between greasy/drying oak and sweet/drying cherry tannins. Soft and frothy carbonation.
O: Very clean and easy drinking. Just the right amount of sour and sweet. Not the most complex, but extremely enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

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Washington

4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 4.15.14
Batch No. 2

A - Pours a hazy reddish-orange with a fizzy off-white head that is gone fast.

S - Tart cherry, red wine, oak.

T - Very tart and acidic, not much cherry, a touch of red wine.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Very acidic and oaky. Light on the fruit.

Serving type: bottle

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Oregon

4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle, batch 2, Mar 2014. Thanks, Chris!

A mildly hazy red with a dense off white head that falls off quickly leaving no lacing, this looks solid. The nose is awesome. Brought alive by the combination of cherries and red wine, there's a blend of stone fruit, buckwheat honey, lactic acid and a mild but appropriate vinegar note. A little vanilla is present as well, along with a little bit of raspberry. The cherry character is just outstanding.

As great as the nose is, the palate is better. Bursting with juice, fleshy sweet and sour cherries, cherry skin tannins and a wonderfully complementary red wine vinegar note, this is brilliant stuff. The mid palate brings in flavors of honey, a little sugar, vanilla and oak. The funk is moderate and similar in character to the other Almanac sours I've had - earthy, damp hay - but this time around, the fruit character dominates it easily. There is also that characteristic malt flavor, rustic, earthy, mildly oxidized even, but it is not particularly intrusive on the palate. Medium light in body with moderate carbonation, this beer finishes long, juicy, tart and refreshing. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

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Dogpatch Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
94 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.