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Almanac Dogpatch Strawberry

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (4325) - 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 (1856) - 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 (3442) - 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 (310) - 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 (1323) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (873) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Hazy Amber. Strawberry aroma. A hint of chocolate in the taste with light wine qualities and a tart mouthfeel. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1822) - - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy grapefruit juice with little head. Aroma is musty and lactic. Taste adds some strawberry juice. Medium sticky mouthfeel with moderate carb. Very solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1920) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 8, 2015
At a tasting, thanks DSG, stable bubbly head, cloudy murky deep orange color, soury fruity aroma with some oakiness, strong piercing fruity sourness, lemon like, and a light oakiness. Not too complex but great fun to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (7488) - Tel Aviv, - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Hazy orange. Lovely funky and fruity aroma, somewhat vinous, with some oak and sweat. Puckering sour flavor, vinous, oaky, with fruits (some strawberry), funk and lactic touches. MEdium-bodied. Leaves the mouth very dry. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (987) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy orange/ brown with white head. Aroma is sour, fruity, vanilla. Taste is very sour, oaky, a touch of strawberry and wine. Overall, this is a really great sour.

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