Almanac Hoppy Sour: Equinox

Almanac Beer Company
Brewed at Hermitage Brewing Company
San Francisco, California USA
7% · Sour/Wild Ale · 52 Ratings · Series Seasonal ·
Our newest hoppy sour release is a blend of sour blonde ale aged in wine barrels and a farmhouse ale fermented in foedres with four strains of brettanomyces. The result is a complex base of stone fruit, oak, and earthy funk to complement the fruity punch of Equinox hops. Equinox contributes aroma of lemon, lime, papaya, and apple to the party. Enjoy this hoppy release fresh for maximum aroma. Pair with breakfast burritos, summer salads with stone fruit and toasted almonds, or grilled pork chops.

Our Farm to Barrel beers follow the age-old tradition of maturing beer in oak casks. Each Hoppy Sour release begins with a blend of barrel-aged sour blonde ale and brettanomyces-fermented farmhouse ale. Right before bottling this tart and funky brew is generously dry-hopped with a single variety of hop to create a delicious contradiction of flavor and style.

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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
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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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Liquid
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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
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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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