Sunshine & Opportunity | Almanac Beer Co.

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4.02/5
Exceptional
32 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
MIXED FERMENTATION SAISON AGED IN OAK FOEDRES AND DRY-HOPPED WITH CITRA

Added by StoutSnob40 on 01-10-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,288
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
32
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-draught @ a sports bar. 9oz for $7.

B / GOOD

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Butch5555
4.94/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Unique and well balanced aged sour with a citra dry hop. There is a bit of peach to it...

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at the Sour Barn in Willmington. Outstanding Saison, they absolutely nailed it, the saison yeast mixes well with a touch of maybe peach or apple sweetness. Very clean finish, outstanding offering.

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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lochraneg
3.49/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannycohen62
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrunkenMonk
2.9/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Act25
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What do you want in a wild saison? This is it. Grass, grain, mineral, cider, orchard. Chalky dryiness. Wine like astingency. Try 24.
A) Pours a white-wine like saison, golden look, not much lace, but clear and pretty.
S) Smells up a mix of wild yeasts, then wine tannins, white grapes, peach orchard, lemongrass and white pepper.
Of course, saison yeast.
T) Follows smell: wild and saiso yeasts, wine tannins, white grapes, peach orchard, lemongrass and white pepper.
F) dry, wild, hoppy, interesting.
O) One of the best. Expertise open and apparent.

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Photo of johnlatona
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

gosh this is good, the kind of beer that made me like these guys in the first place, and the kind of beer i could not be more excited to see them making again. its fantastic stuff, a grain heavy saison, a mix of wild yeasts for sure, and then matured patiently in oak (seems like white wine to me). there is a wild grisette vibe to this, oats and wheat in addition to the barley malt from what i understand, and pretty in the glass too, a little starchy hazy looky, heady though and bright straw colored, richer than many, and bubbly, even for the style. lots of oak and barrel character to this, wine tannins, white grapes, apricots, peaches, mild lemongrass and white pepper too, there is a saison yeast thread in here among the wilds. bretty for sure, maybe even a mix of strains, and then a lactic or mixed bacterial sourness, thats quite pronounced here. dry as it finishes but thick from all the grain and the oak, all the way wild to me, slightly hoppy to finish, but just so interesting and good. almanac has gotten away from beer like this lately, but this is right where they need to be moving forward. on tap at crafty fox in denver, an absolute delight in the proper glassware. have not seen it around anywhere else. mature and awesome. underrated.

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Photo of swierczt
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SheaDawg
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HardyA
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreenMind
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joeyjojojrshabadoo
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sunshine & Opportunity from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 32 ratings