Devil's Advocate
Almanac Beer Co.

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
7%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 8.37%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
171
From:
Almanac Beer Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  10
Gots
  26
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: This 100% brettanomyces ale is brewed with Mosaic hops, fermented warm and soured in wine barrels. Right before bottling, it’s dry hopped with Nelson hops to create an aromatic and sour ale that embraces both our love of farmhouse funk and tropical aromas of passionfruit, mango and melon. A delicious contradiction of flavor and style.
Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 171 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Budinetz:
Photo of Budinetz
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle dated December 2014.

Poured an orange-amber, raw honey, type of color with a thin layer of white head that dissipates rapidly. Some visible lacing around the glass as I sip but nothing insane. Smells of Brett yeast, some wine characteristics from the barrel, and very little malt. A touch of floral hops is present on the nose but ever so slightly. Tastes sweet up front with a bit of puckery , sour, tartness. Great balance of sour with a decently hopped backbone. Quite drinkable despite the abv of 7% and the mouthfeel is on point. Not too puckery/sour and not overly bitter. Not sure if this would benefit from aging, but it was awesome fresh.

Cheers!

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Funky like your significant other after Bikram Yoga; sour like a pack of Warheads, and woody like the diving board your grandmama jumped off during the 30's. A bit cloying in the end...

Pretty much good and average.

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Photo of EB1
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smell of sour n hops with wine. Can taste a little hops, but mostly sour. Very good beer

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Photo of timotao
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Modernrickk
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ugly looking orange beer with a little foam that stick to the glass like little clouds. Smells like a wine. Sour fruits puckered my bout in the initial taste. As it warmed I could definitely smell more of the Nelson hops .. If it only tasted like Nelson this beer would rock.. Mouthfeel is real refreshing .. Overall not bad at all. Tasty wine like flavors here

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Photo of zookerman182
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoleBriety
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jscheuf
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gspeer711
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jho3325
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alron
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnathanColeman
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shandycan
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwswigs
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of i4ourgot
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RocketCityVol
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrjmann
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer, very sour and delicious

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Photo of SveNss0N
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mikexw
3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Devil's Advocate from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 171 ratings