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Almanac Dogpatch Strawberry

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Swanton Berry Farm is nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Warmed by the summer sun during the day and cooled by humid marine breezes at night, Swanton’s fields grow some of the sweetest strawberries in California. We hoarded these magical berries and added them to our Dogpatch Sour ale before aging it in used wine barrels. This complex beer is our ode to the fertile coastal farmlands of California.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8132) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours a near clear deep amber with a white head that dissipates quickly and completely. Aroma has a combination of earthy grain and earthy strawberry with a growing tartness. Flavor has a much more rich tart strawberry note with a growing acid and sweet grain backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Abner (180) - Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very hazy red-amber with a fine off-white head. Smells of strawberries and citrus, some yeast. The fruit comes through in the taste; strawberries, moderately sour, some yeast. Medium bodied; soft; tart finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (12438) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2015
Fonefan 251014. Deep golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is orange, sourness, strawberry. Flavour is orange, sourness, strawberry, funk, lemon, malt. Nice beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Just like the dog patch but with the added fruits. Dog patch sour with strawberry in aroma and flavor. Both are a must.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1432) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2015
$5 Sunday draft at Aces and Ales. Pours orang brown with an off white head. Aroma is citrus, acetic, sour strawberry. Flavor follows, great balance of citric tart, acetic sour and dry strawberry sweet. Finish is mild acetic, sour strawberries. Love this Farmers Reserve series from Almanac, so far!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2015
bottle, no strawberry on the aroma, some on the flavor, vinegar and lactic acid take over. Not much complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (2102) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle fram Bursprak. Many thanks. Amber orange colour, creamy foam disappears quickly. Very tart acedic with notes of vinegar. Light fruity, hints of strawberry. Refreshing but a bit onedimensional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
10 oz sample at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Aroma has some strawberry, fruity, and cheesy notes. Some acetic and lacto funk, too. Hazy, fairly opaque orange body with essentially no head. Starts quite tart and astringent. Acidic and acetic flavors in the middle. Pretty tart. Finishes with moderate milky lactose flavors. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (326) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Pours an amber red, and smells great - a hint of berries but mostly a tart funk. Not getting a ton of berry in the taste but the sour is so nicely balanced that I don’t mind. Tart and sweet and a bit of funk but not too barnyardy. Solid overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1482) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2015 375 ml bottle at home. Pours dark orange to amber with incredibly beautiful carbonation effects in the glass (while waltzing the beer in the glass). A greasy red fruit aroma, much alike boiling red fruit jam, some faint strawberries. Medium body with an imminent tart attack and some fresh strong acidity, but not overwhelming as with the citrus and other versions. In the taste, the greasy character remains as well as the jammy strawberry-apricot jam notes. Nice beer

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