Sunshine & Opportunity | Almanac Beer Co.

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4.06/5
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39 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:
#8,283
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
39
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by REVZEB:
Photo of REVZEB
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. A signature touch of sour from an Almanac brew, the oak supports and balances the base saison beautifully. Light and crisp, yet feels complete in a satisfying way. The fruit flavors of pear, peach, lemon, and apricot, pair nicely with the yeast, oak souring, earthy spice, and the slight floral hops. Great texture with a yeasty yogurt finish.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of n2185
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrunkenMonk
2.9/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CHickman
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Lark, it pours hazy yellow gold color with a small white head that faded slowly and left basically no lacing. Smells of barnyard funk, like, funky yeast, apricots, green apple, coriander, peppery spices, white wine, oaky notes, pears, malt and orange peel. A wonderfully complex nose that had everything I hoped for in a sour-saison hybrid.

Flavor is delicious. The sweetness blends perfectly with the grainy notes and allows the fruit and funky notes to interact and bring out a ton of tasty complexities. A nice combo of tart green apple, pears, line, melon, orange juice, red grapefruit, toasted grains, apricot, bubblegum, and then a second wave of barnyard funk, funky yeast, coriander, peppery spices, white wine, oaky notes and nice earthy notes. This resembles a white wine and while the oak influence is subtle, it works very well and smooths out the feel with the citra hops. A very impressive brew.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
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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Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
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 dannycohen62
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SheaDawg
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joeyjojojrshabadoo
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbarletto
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Butch5555
4.94/5  rDev +21.7%
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 Keepnitrl
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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Sunshine & Opportunity from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 39 ratings