Saison Dolores | Almanac Beer Co.

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3.82/5
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241 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States
almanacbeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Introducing Saison Dolores, Almanac’s newest year-round beer. A bright, aromatic brew for all seasons inspired by San Francisco’s Mission District. We combine barley, rye and Sonoran Wheat grown in Mendocino County and ferment the beer with our house Saison yeast. Finally we dry hop it to create a California Saison with flavors of spicy white pepper, fruity melon and a clean food friendly finish.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,016
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
241
pDev:
8.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
49
Trade:
1
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Reviews by Vylo:
Photo of Vylo
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very crisp saison with great mouthfeel. I feel like this is very underrated.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

for any other brewery this would be awesome, but i have higher standards for almanac, so this slightly generic brew doesnt really get me as stoked as their other stuff. the beer is real cloudy, pale, thick, and heady like a snowdrift. the nose doesnt show me as much rye malt character as i was hoping for, and the yeast, while attractive, is not all that distinct. the flavor too is sort of the same, tasty, but ive had hundreds of beers just like it. the rye could use a boost, and it seems impatient, like it could have gotten drier with more time. that said though, its excellent beer, obviously well made, and not everything has to be challenging and adventurous and unique, so im okay with this on the whole. the mouthfeel is awesomely full bodied for such a light beer, and the yeast lingers on the finish pleasantly. slight citrus to this, but more rye i think would make it even better too. overall good beer, but i always expect to be wowed by everything i have from these guys, and it just didnt happen here.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ccapurso
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerswag
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Simple, clean saison. Medium dryness, creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation medium. Peach, brett, a little pepper on the finish. Pair with chicken pizza, vegetable pasta.

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Photo of Billolick
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aquazr1
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy gold with a 2” off white lacy foam cap. S: Over ripe fruit, grain spice, orange. T: Orange, tropical fruit, melon, citrus, fresh white bread. Some citrusy bitter in the background. M: Medium light body, above average fairly soft carbonation. O: An easy to drink saison.

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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JFrank78
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Nick29
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dertyd
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Murrobert
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beernoobie
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Saison Dolores from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 241 ratings