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Sour phase...Top 10 Sour Beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Nickqb7, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Nickqb7

    Nickqb7 Aficionado (115) California Mar 27, 2013

    Every so often I get a craving for a certain style or type of beer, as I think every BA does. Right now I'm drinking sours(again) and loving it. So I was wondering what were some of your top sours. Any type of sour, just sours in general here's my Top10....
    1. The Wanderer (Bruery)
    2. Sour in the Rye w/peaches (Bruery)
    3. Track #5 (Lost Abbey)
    4. Framboise De Amorosa (Lost Abbey)
    5. Duck Duck Gooze (Lost Abbey)
    6. Consecration (Russian River)
    7. Supplication (Russian River)
    8. Cuvee De Tomme (Lost Abbey)
    9. Confession (Bruery)
    10. Juliet (Goose Island)
    That was really hard to do, looks like I need more bomb East coast sours I'm kinda one sided. This is what sours I liked best not what really is the best so don't hate me for it haha

    Or I'd like to hear some suggestions on what else I need to get...
     
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  2. patm1986

    patm1986 Savant (355) New Jersey Aug 11, 2010

    OP, that's a mean list. haven't had confessions.
    only order would be numero uno. and best vintages i've had of some.
    1. Lente
    Beatification (pref. b5)
    St. Lamvinus(pref. '11)
    LP Gueuze (pref. 2004)
    Drie Schar. Kriek (pref. 2003)
    Temptation (pref. b4)/compunction
    T25
    VSB
    La Folie C&C (pref. 2008)
    Fram for a Cure (2011/2013)

    honorable mention: cuvee jacobins, supplication, consecration
     
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  3. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Champion (960) Maine Sep 17, 2005

    Night Shift in Everett, MA makes some wonderful sours.
     
  4. OnryAndMean

    OnryAndMean Savant (325) New York Jul 4, 2013

    Posting because I love sours. 3F Golden Blend and Tilquin Gueuze have been recent favorites
     
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  5. jessegrn

    jessegrn Disciple (70) Oregon Apr 14, 2013

    Sours have become my absolute favorite style. Some of the best i've had are these:

    Cascade Burbonic Plague
    Cascade Sang Noir
    Cascade Cherry Vlad
    Upright Fantasia (recent batch)
    Upright El Coloquio De Cervantes
    RR Consecration (2009 vintage)
    Block 15 Framboise Rouge
    The Commons Braam
    de Garde Lee Noir
     
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  6. Really loving the side project sours at the moment #homer, but still love the cascade offerings....oh, and 2009 abyss is drinking super solid as well.
     
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  7. Monstro

    Monstro Savant (305) New Jersey Dec 5, 2009

    Ithaca Lebleu and GI Juliet are my favorite american made sours. Import wise anything from Cantillon, 3F, Rodenbach Gran Cru, and Hanssen's, specifically Scarenbecca Kriek.
     
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  8. nice list a few ive enjoyed recently
    Cuvee De Ranke
    NG wild sour
     
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  9. OnryAndMean

    OnryAndMean Savant (325) New York Jul 4, 2013

    GI Juliet was awesome. I just had a 2012 this week and really enjoyed it. Will make sure to buy it again the next time I see it
     
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  10. Nickqb7

    Nickqb7 Aficionado (115) California Mar 27, 2013

    @lordofthewiens been tryin to get night shift off trades, ive been dying to try there ever wiesse.
    @patm1986 also looking for that fram for a cure idk y I haven't gotten it yet.
    yea cascade does do great stuff also had a few from thm and the Juliet was bomb I almost got a complete set of the 2012 sisters wanna do the 12 set and the 13 some day.
     
  11. Nickqb7

    Nickqb7 Aficionado (115) California Mar 27, 2013

    Ive had the serendipity, strawberry, raspberry tart and those were the best fruit beers I've had. they do good stuff there thumb print series Berliner Wiesse is bomb too.
     
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  12. Monstro

    Monstro Savant (305) New Jersey Dec 5, 2009

    I had a beer called Snozzberry from Green Man Brewing a couple weekends ago, and its shocked me how good it was.
     
  13. MPorts25

    MPorts25 Aficionado (115) Michigan May 24, 2011

    You can't do a top sour list without Jolly Pumpkin. La Roja and Biere de Mars are two of the best sours ever.
     
  14. Nickqb7

    Nickqb7 Aficionado (115) California Mar 27, 2013

    Ive had the la roja and it was good but I have to put these guys above them so I need to try that other Jolly Pumpkin for sure
     
  15. Monstro

    Monstro Savant (305) New Jersey Dec 5, 2009

    Don't forget Jolly Pumpkin Sobrehumano, that beer is awesome! I also have a soft spot for My Blueberry Nightmare.
     
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  16. MPorts25

    MPorts25 Aficionado (115) Michigan May 24, 2011

    Sobrehumano was awesome! Better than the Maui canned version. I have two left. I believe Sobrehumano Grand Reserve is being released soon. I can't wait!
     
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  17. MPorts25

    MPorts25 Aficionado (115) Michigan May 24, 2011

    Biere de Mars is a March only release and it goes quick!
     
  18. patm1986

    patm1986 Savant (355) New Jersey Aug 11, 2010

    sobrehumano was my fav, man. excellent balance.
     
  19. MPorts25

    MPorts25 Aficionado (115) Michigan May 24, 2011

    I have 6 of these in my cellar right now. Both Consecration and Supplication are in my top 10.
     
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  20. MPorts25

    MPorts25 Aficionado (115) Michigan May 24, 2011

    Just got this in a trade. Super pumped to try it!
     
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  21. Janis_Hoplin

    Janis_Hoplin Savant (260) Colorado Oct 19, 2013

    Atrial Rubicite
    Waelzblood
     
  22. Monstro

    Monstro Savant (305) New Jersey Dec 5, 2009

    During a Raleigh, NC bottle share, this was my absolute favorite. Which shocked me, beacuse it was by the far the best botttle share I had ever been to, and overwhelming amount of rare beers to try. I'm still searching for more bottles, I would pay for a case if I could find it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
     
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  23. TappaKeggaBrew

    TappaKeggaBrew Savant (290) Ohio Apr 30, 2009

    I clicked on your thread because by coincidence I just poured a glass from a bottle of Lips of Faith - Le Terroir (New Belgium), a dry-hopped sour ale that I've had sitting around for a while and decided to try tonight. It's really delicious! (I'm going to review it after this post)
    A couple of months ago I had a glass of Brett Peat Daydream (Birrificio Del Ducato), a smoked sour ale; it was really interesting, probably the most unique beer I've ever tasted.
     
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  24. jae

    jae Savant (255) Washington Feb 21, 2010

    De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva
     
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  25. Morey

    Morey Advocate (525) Pennsylvania Dec 30, 2007

    In no particular order....

    RR Consecration, Ithaca Brute, Duck Duck Gooze, RR Beatification, Almanac Farmer's Reserve #3, Weyerbacher Riserva, Cascade Sang Noir, Cascade Figaro, Love Child #3, .......
     
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  26. SierraJosh

    SierraJosh Savant (290) California Aug 13, 2013

    check out BFM, Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien...seriously great beer.
     
  27. SirWalkAbout

    SirWalkAbout Savant (290) Texas Dec 6, 2011

    IMO any of the "sours" from Freetail in San Antonio can comete with this list. Good luck getting your hands on any because all are brewerey distributed only and most dissapear quite quickly. IMO they are world class.
     
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  28. Fou Foune
    Beatification
    Ghoulschip
    Supplication
    Red Poppy (sucker for this one, but it's too damn expensive)
    Tilquin
    Tilquin Quetsch
    Coolship Red
    Cisco Ale Aged on Estate Grown Raspberries
    Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueze Vintage 2001
     
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  29. ddedhed

    ddedhed Savant (375) Ohio Dec 4, 2012

    Fun thread. This could change weekly for me. That's why it is fun to hunt down new sours. Here we go:

    Upland Blackberry Lambic
    Cantillon St. Lamvinus
    Upland Kiwi
    Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise
    Jackie O's Dynamo Hum
    Cantillon Saint Gilloise
    Catillon Gueuze
    Cantillon Vigneronne
    Tilquin Quetsch
    Drie Fonteinen Golden Blend


    Order of infatuation could change daily except for Upland Blackberry and St. Lamvinus............but I need to hunt down A LOT MORE to try.
     
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  30. poobaca

    poobaca Aficionado (115) New York Apr 23, 2013

    Well to the OP, that is quite a list you have and beers I'd only dream about tasting on the east coast..I do hate you a little for it lol.

    Cisco brewers lady in the woods and peschish woods were 2 seriously great sours that really shocked me. Mainly because I never heard of them. Peschish woods is one of my favorites i've ever had.
     
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  31. gueuzedreg

    gueuzedreg Advocate (505) Colorado Jan 18, 2013

    Saint Lam, Persica b1, Izzy, CC 09, Lente, hommage, framboos
     
  32. Ego

    Ego Savant (420) New Jersey Oct 17, 2004

    almost anything cantillion, personal fave would be the geuze with rose de gambrinus in the harem

    and I am surprised most don't mention Rodenbach, been great forever... always a go to
     
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  33. Nickqb7

    Nickqb7 Aficionado (115) California Mar 27, 2013

    got a
    Got a beatification I'm waiting to open and thth farmers reserve was great too
     
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  34. Nickqb7

    Nickqb7 Aficionado (115) California Mar 27, 2013

    I was waiting for someone to put up some Uplands I want those. Was the Kiwi amazing?? And yea Cantillons are good I only had two of them I need more.
     
  35. Nickqb7

    Nickqb7 Aficionado (115) California Mar 27, 2013

    Haha it's ok to hate for that reason, I've got multiples of a lot of those on my list if your into trading let me know, always like to get some east coast stuff in.
     
  36. Nickqb7

    Nickqb7 Aficionado (115) California Mar 27, 2013

    Yea red Poppy is good that's y I put the track #5 up its a blend of the Red Poppy and Framboise de Amorosa
     
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  37. wavingsnail

    wavingsnail Zealot (80) California Oct 14, 2013

    have you tried any other sours from the bruery? everything they do is pretty top notch, in my opinion. Framboise De Amorosa is great, but when I had it I didn't feel like I was drinking a sour. a little tart, but also fairly sweet. very good, but not one I'd grab when in the mood for a sour.

    as far as a couple of "non traditional" sours, tart of darkness from the bruery and almanacs bourbon barrel sour Porter are two of my regular go-to sours.
     
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  38. Stevedore

    Stevedore Champion (855) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012

    Everything made by Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen is worth seeking out.
     
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  39. Nickqb7

    Nickqb7 Aficionado (115) California Mar 27, 2013

    Yea I'm part of the reserve society there and had most of there sours tart of darkness is great, sour in the rye (peaches, pineapple, beach plums) and the wanderer tho are jus over the top, i liked almanacs too i liked the other farmer reserves tho from them
     
  40. MarkyMOD

    MarkyMOD Advocate (660) Colorado Apr 5, 2012

    Side Project Brett Project #1 (wellll, it wasn't actually sour, at all. But is one of the few 100% Brett beers I've had and really liked, and I think it's better than every one of these sours...)

    J Wakefield Passionfruit Draigonfruit (by a lot)
    Crooked Stave Persica Batch #1
    J Wakefield Miami Madness
    Crooked Stave Raspberry Dark Origins
    New Glarus Very Sour Blackberry
    Crooked Stave Whaelzblood
    Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze
    Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueze (bottled 2012)
    Crooked Stave Zeke's
    (T) The Bruery Sour in the Rye with Kumquats
    Side Project Saison Du Fermier (have a hard time classifying this as a sour though)
    New Glarus Raspberry Tart
    Allagash Resurgam
    Crooked Stave Surette Reserva Peach Whiskey BA
    Paradox Wild Chockecherry Sour
    The Bruery Oude Tart with Cherries
    Funkwerks Tropic King with Apricots (again, really hard to classify as a sour, admittedly)

    Ones that come suppper close: CS Dry Hop L' Brett, CS Oculus, CS Batch #1, CS Musty Cedar Box, New Belgium Love's Leopold, Lost Abbey Framboise De Amarosa, Cascade Bourbonic Plague, Cascade Manhattan NW, Cascade Sang Noir.
     
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