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:
1,125
Reviews:
125
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
Wants:
152
Gots:
257
For Trade:
30
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Photo of JayPeso
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steban
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ctobin1
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vonerichs
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy reddish orange with minimal head and no retention. It looks flat after the head dies down but a nice vibrant color.

Smells like vinegar and tart cherries.

Really tart. The cherries are obvious and as they state, pays tribute to flanders red. There's a faint sweet offset of brown sugar. Apple cider vinegar. Acidic.

Puckering, tart mouthfeel. Despite the flat appearance there's a pleasant prickly carbonation.

A very nice wild ale. Refreshing and light, yet punishing.

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Photo of kkazemi
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coriswrasse
4.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Batch #3

looks really good. pours a large amount of head that settles into a thin layer. fine for a sour. color is golden with orange amber hue. smell is barnyard and horse. some tarty nose feel even. taste is subtle sweet then apple, tart, and then funky. Mouthfeel is light but not a tart crispy finish. The sour hits you more in the nose and face! A excellent beer. Don't know what it cost but I definitely recommend this.

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Photo of vma
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of snowmageddon
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Suds_With_Buds
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Get_Lowell
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbone1384
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop_God
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LanePerson
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RKing44
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dka67
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bruindre
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moose90
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cducap
3.47/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of woodchip
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of david18
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jason_nwx
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dogpatch Sour from Almanac Beer Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 1,125 ratings.
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