Almanac Wakatu Sour

Almanac Beer Company
Formerly brewed at Hermitage Brewing Company
San Francisco, California USA
7% · Sour/Wild Ale · 63 Ratings ·
Wakatu is a New-Zealand born hop prized for its floral and citrusy aromas, a relative of classic Hallertau hops that is light on bitterness and often used in clean, German-style lagers. We aimed to highlight the complex fruity and limey aromatics of this lesser-known hop with our latest single-hopped sour brew, Wakatu Sour.

We began with our traditional sour blonde ale, fermented with our house sour culture and aged in barrels for about six months, then blended in a younger, one hundred percent brettanomyces fermented beer. This blend combines the oaky, vanilla character of the barrels with tropical, pineapple and guava-like flavors created by brett, and highlights the fruity tangerine and lime aromas of Wakatu hops.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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