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Almanac Dogpatch Strawberry

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (779) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1764) - - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1877) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (966) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (981) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
375ml bottle pours a pale reddy brown color without any head. Mild strawberry and medium sourness. Overly carbonated so as a bit of a soda taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1001) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 8, 2015
375ml bottle thanks to bytemesis! Pours semi clear red with small fizzy head. Nose is ripe juciy berry and some toasty wood funk, soft vinous fruit. Taste is crisp juicy tart strawberry, some sour cherry, soft round oaky funk, well balance acidity. Finishes with jammy strawberry, light sweetness, dry oak, and some light rustic funk. Delicious, these guys do strawberry sours better than most.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (673) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a hazy amber light nut brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet, strawberries, cider. Flavor is quite sour, more than you’d expect from the aroma. Oily on the palate, lingering tartness in the finish. Nice dusty find at Plaza Market.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (355) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2014
General sour smell. Taste is pretty general sour too. I taste some faint tart strawberry, but this definitely doesn’t scream strawberry to me. Low carbonation and medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1659) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Extra from VanJamer, thanks! Pours a pretty clear copper with a thin offwhite head that dissipates almost as soon as it appears and leave no lacing (ends up really cloudy by the end of the bottle). Nose is indeed of fruits, strawberries if you want to believe, but mostly of vinegar and reminescent of the nice american red sour beers out there. Taste is really acidic and dry. Not much fruit flavors there except for the same fruity acetic the nose would suggest. It isn’t over the top but ever so close... Body is light to medium and carbonation moderate. Acidity is really refreshing but this isn’t a novice beer, really. Some oak but no wine in sight.. . A touch hard to drink in any significant quantity because of the hardcore acid but I did enjoy it a bit anyway. Not so sure about the Almanac sour program, though...


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