Pumpkin Sour
Almanac Beer Co.

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Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States
Pumpkin Beer
4.04 | pDev: 8.42%
Dec 16, 2017
Aug 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
375ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a deep brown color with virtually zero head

S- aroma gives notes of tart cherry and cranberry, as well as some thanksgiving-like spices

T- malty up front before a dark berry-like sour adds some dark wine notes as well. The finish gives just a hint of bourbon and spice

M- medium-light body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a tart dry finish

O- hard to find elements of pumpkin or pumpkin spice, but a nice sour
Dec 16, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by WormGod from New York

Oct 26, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by nickfl from Florida

Oct 13, 2017
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Reviewed by briandschorr from North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I am not normally a fan of sour beers but I found this one to be a surprise. There was almost no head, there was a vinegar meets pumpkin aroma and mild carbonation. The pumpkin did not come through as much as I was hoping for. Still, the roasted flavor plus acetic acid provided a nice addition to the overall flavor. For first timers the wine meets vinegar combo may put them off but this is beer is still worth a try. Also, the barrel element provides a nice complexity so overall this could be one of the better sour beers I have tried.
Aug 04, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by armock from New York

Jul 15, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by imperialking from Illinois

Jun 14, 2017
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bottle into a tulip appears black in color with a mocha head that fades leaving spotty lace.

Aroma is roasty chocolate, earth, ash and tangy bacterial sourness. Slight coffee and vinous character.

Tastes sour and vinous. Very mild roastiness underneath all the bacterial tang.

Light in body with modest carbonation. Not sure I get what they were going for here. I dont dig it. I dont get the pumpkin aspect at all, all I get is what I think was a stout aged in wine barrels that turned.
Jan 05, 2017
Rated: 3.63 by Alphakitty from New York

Dec 07, 2016
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Reviewed by ChrisMon02 from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark brown with ruby highlights. Absolutely no head. Strong wine, vinegar and mild bourbon on the nose. Very tart wine with a touch of spicy bourbon. I am not getting pumpkin but that is fine with me. Slightly carbonated and works well for the style.

I wasn't sure what to expect as I do not like pumpkin beers. This was a gift from my cousin who lives in Cali. Quite impressive with complex barrel flavors and pretty darn bitter. Recommended.
Nov 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap. Slightly hazy amber color with beige head. Aroma is malty and slightly spicy with a hint of fermented fruits but it's quite simple overall. Taste starts tart with some fermented fruits like mirabelle plums and apricots, finishes slightly spicy and dry. Medium body with low carbonation. Quite underwhelming overall, there is absolutely no barrel character.
Oct 30, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by birchstick from Colorado

Oct 24, 2016
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Reviewed by DispyDnb from England

4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottle at Muter Horn Berlin.
Deep black color with red shades; smell is mostly coming from the bourbon barrel and it's very very pleasant; taste has everything that is written on the bottle and it's nicely balanced: brett comes first, then a big shot of wine/bourbon and a good lil aftertaste of pumpkin. GOOD!
Feel is veeeeery sour, mid carbonation, mid body. Must try beer
Oct 07, 2016
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Reviewed by Bulabeers from California

4.69/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
L: Comes out pretty dark with a quickly dissipating tan head
S: Bourbon and wine vanilla and pumpkin
T: Perfect blend of sour bourbon wine and pumpkin
O: Nicely done perfectly balanced flavors
Jul 05, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut

Jun 17, 2016
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Reviewed by bnes09 from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Dark chocolate color. Big head for the style with solid retention. Clean vinegar and mild pumpkin aroma. Moderate roasted flavor with a hefty dose of acetic acid. Hint of fresh pumpkin. Minimal spices as desired does not over shadow the fruit. Subtle wood. Very well balanced. Medium body. Well carbonated. Dry acidic finish. Very good sour fruited ale.
May 30, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by THSmusicman from Pennsylvania

May 11, 2016
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Reviewed by VashonGuy from Washington

4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
375 ml bottle into a tulip. Bottled July 2015, so I'm drinking this about 9 months later.

I get a lot of bourbon in the aroma, really nice, so I expect to get that in the taste as well. Surprise! The bourbon influence is very subdued. There's more impact from the wine barrels. And the sourness (good, not bad) takes center stage. It's really a wild ale, that happens to be made with pumpkin (very much in the background) and has extra layers of flavor from the wine barrels. With just a bit of bourbon.

Lots of carbonation, a light body, and very well balanced.
Apr 26, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by Vylo from New Jersey

Apr 20, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Rice_Nate_25 from Ohio

Apr 11, 2016
Rated: 3.91 by Gasc0igne from Australia

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 4.47 by Ohiovania from Ohio

Mar 10, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Mar 09, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by Rojada1988 from Pennsylvania

Feb 25, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by dertyd from California

Feb 20, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by ghirsh from Virginia

Feb 16, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by fthegiants from California

Feb 12, 2016
Rated: 4 by Word2BigBIrd from Massachusetts

Feb 09, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by nmann08 from Virginia

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by ArtZan from New Jersey

Feb 01, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 3.86 by pwoody11 from Delaware

Jan 26, 2016
Rated: 3.86 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts

Jan 04, 2016
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Reviewed by rlee1390 from Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Nice sour notes, then a good bit of pumpkin. Some mild spices as well. Good balance. An example of how good a pumpkin sour can be, if only more places made pumpkin sours this well.
Jan 02, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Dec 28, 2015
Rated: 3.87 by hilgart1 from Illinois

Dec 16, 2015
Rated: 4 by Inglewood from Illinois

Dec 10, 2015
Rated: 4.46 by baconfromwalmart from Pennsylvania

Dec 10, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by mschrei from Illinois

Dec 09, 2015
Rated: 4.34 by wattersmike90 from New York

Dec 04, 2015
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Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
thanks so much to my brother, tenderbranson69 for sharing this with me from the bottle enjoyed chilled.

the color is dark brown almost like chocolate with thick creamy medium tan head. The smell is very vinous with slight woody aroma with bright sour smell. The feel is very tannic with woody texture and sourness that is leaving a pucker effect with low spice and sweetness.

The taste is very interesting with a nice amount of complexity from the bourbon and wine barrel in the taste. The sourness is intense but still has a nice toastiness which could be pumpkin or malt not sure which. I liked this a lot, but not sure if drinking this blind I would know it was a pumpkin beer, just has that wine barrel sour quality which is good and does not taste like the abv listed.
Dec 01, 2015
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