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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dry hopped saison brewed with local rye and wheat.

Introducing Saison Dolores, Almanac’s newest year-round beer. A bright, aromatic brew for all seasons inspired by San Francisco’s Mission District. We combine barley, rye and Sonoran Wheat grown in Mendocino County and ferment the beer with our house Saison yeast. Finally we dry hop it to create a California Saison with flavors of spicy white pepper, fruity melon and a clean food friendly finish. Enjoy this lively aromatic farmhouse ale with fresh seafood, funky washed rind cheeses and classic french-style charcuterie.

Canned version introduced in 2016 part of the fresh beer series, brewed and canned in San Francisco at Fort Point.

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3.7
shawnmurphy (330) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2017
12-ounce can pours slightly hazy, including some unfiltered yeast chunks (which is A-OK for me), yellow-orange with white soap-bubble head and lacing; lots of visible south-to-north carbonation in the glass, . Aroma: orange, lemon, yeast. Flavor: tangerine, yeasty bread, barnyard, cheese rind, white pepper, honey, cereal. Mouthfeel: light-bodied; crisp and refreshing.

3.6
emacgee (4674) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2017
Clean bright straw gold pour with three fingers of rocky white head. Citrus rind, earthy funk, peppery spice, bready grain, and yeasty notes round out the aroma. Overripe citrus and earthy peppery funk upfront in the flavor. Zesty/peppery with some raw bread dough. Light bodied and peppery/dry. Nice.

3.8
drfabulous (7813) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 29, 2017
Bottle shared at Todd’s. A lot of carbonation but then a nice floral melon yeast saison that is tasty.

4.4
onceblind (9418) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Clear golden under a thick foamy white top. Brisk grainy and floral dry hopped aroma with a kiss of rye and grass. Delightful delicate saison-forward flavor of the same notes as the nose; rye, wheat, light Belgian bready grains, and a delightful grassy dry hopleafy slightly lemony tone. Clean and belgianish and slightly hoppy but not so bitter. Super great.

3.2
islay (2645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Perhaps 10 oz. from a 25.4 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-22-17. Fresh, yeasty smell with scents of lemon and peach. Quite pleasant aroma for the most part. A touch of urine in the smell, however, that is not ideal. Alsco scents of green grape / white grape juice. Moderate to large amount of light beige, uneven head. Creamy texture of head. Hazy, gold liquid. The taste is a bit boozy, surprisingly. Dessert wine. A clash of sweetness and dryness in the taste. Not awful but far from my favorite saison flavors. Medium body. Somewhat undercarbonated. Soft in the palate. Overall, disappointing. Nothing special. I certainly was hoping for something more impressive in my first experience with this highly regarded brewery.

3.6
Mister_Li (1337) - GERMANY - MAR 19, 2017
Klares goldgelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, blumig, fruchtig, Zitrusfrüchte, Orange, Melone, Pfeffer, Kräuter, würzig, sehr süffig.

3.1
gr_pa (669) - siemianowice, POLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Almost clear, gooden, quite nice head. Aroma: floral, honey, some phenols. Medium to high sweetness, medium body, medium bitterness. Flacour: honey, bit fruity, lots of hoppy notes; floral

4.2
DenverLogan (1211) - LA, California, USA - MAR 2, 2017
From a can into a North Coast chalace. Pours semi cloudy gold with head and lace. Aroma of amber malts, slight star fruit, white pepper, citrus zest. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of grains, rye, modest malts, hay, subtle black pepper, mild citrus rind, a touch of straw hops with a light Dupont type dry finish. Overall quite flavorful and well balanced. I can see why it’s in a can...it holds up well.

3.8
mabuzzer (799) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2017
22oz bottle. Hazy orange with a big white head. Aroma is yeasty and orangey. Flavour is citrus and spice without being too dry. Nice

3.8
javiercrasher (532) - Granada, SPAIN - JAN 5, 2017
De color oro, algo nublada, con espuma blanca de buena retención que deja encaje en los bordes. En nariz floral, con levadura belga y hierba seca. En boca miel en un primer momento pero toma un perfil más amargo y seco. SIN FECHA


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