Dogpatch Sour | Almanac Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This barrel-aged wild ale is named for our San Francisco neighborhood and pays tribute to the Flanders Red style of beer. Aged in wine barrels, this lightly tart ale is brewed with California Rainier cherries using a house blend of wild yeasts, bacteria and SF sourdough yeast. Pair this complex ale with ripe figs & blue cheese or seafood bouillabaisse.

Added by Piddmeista on 07-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,119
Reviews:
123
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
Wants:
149
Gots:
258
For Trade:
30
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Photo of ThriceJAB
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of von_kaiser
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gonzo000
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The look of this beer is a hazy brown/orange color. The head is less than one finger on the pour and is gone within minutes. The smell is sour with a slightly sweet lift at the end. The taste is tart fruit - can get the cherries - some sweet some tart - all good. The mouthfeel is a tart sour buck on the bottom of the jaw and some in the roof of the mouth. Overall an excellent sour that I would highly recommend.

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Photo of HawkeyBum
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halo913
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kell50
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JHop
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tukiluka
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WanderingFool
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevem68
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy ruby Amber color. Aroma is very tart with a hint of dark fruit and yeast. Flavor is tart and salty with a pleasant aftertaste of sour fruit. A little thin in the mouthfeel but overall a delicious sour.

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Photo of coldshowers
4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gasc0igne
3.35/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tommo
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful. Incredibly sour with great barrel character and a body to match. They are expensive, but i put this overall up there with Russian river-esque sours. I mean this really comes close to that level of wine barrel aged big sour. The cherries dont shine for me, but are present and delicious. Great beer

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Photo of Spoda1983
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CDCNAM
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J-Rice
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtomlins
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 4

Pours russet in color with a fizzy beige head that dissipates quick and leave no lacing. The nose is sour cherries, tart, toasted grain and some barrel. The taste smacks you with tart, sour cherries, acidic, oak, red wine, balsamic with a dry finish. This has a crisp mouthfeel with nice carbonation. A very interesting beer and take on a classic style, drier and more sour than its Belgian counterparts put none-the-less delicious.

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Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IcemanCometh
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of luke12345
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dogpatch Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 1,119 ratings.
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