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Sour phase...Top 10 Sour Beers

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

  1. IPAIsaac

    IPAIsaac Savant (470) Florida Jun 22, 2013

    PNC is one of my favorites, so gooood
  2. MarkyMOD

    MarkyMOD Advocate (660) Colorado Apr 5, 2012

    Have to add CS Batch 60 to that list, probably in the tied for 10th spot, what an amazing, unique beer. Sooo much citrus.
  3. ncaudle

    ncaudle Advocate (605) Virginia May 28, 2010

    bottle or draft? bottle is soooooo much better than the draft is, like a completely different beer
  4. WTKeene

    WTKeene Advocate (555) Texas Jul 13, 2013

    I've had it on draft and from the bottle, but with a few months in between. I don't recall one being particularly different than the other, but perhaps I would if I'd had them side by side.
  5. AlexFields

    AlexFields Savant (465) Tennessee Dec 13, 2009

    Not in any order:

    Lou Pepe Framboise
    Oude Kriek de Cam
    3F Oude Geuze Vintage
    Isabelle Proximus
    St. Lamvinus
    Armand'4 Zomer? Cantillon Classic Gueuze? I dunno--I haven't had Lente yet but I'm sure it will take this spot when I open one
  6. This is basically impossible...but, I'll give it a shot. In no particular order:

    Cantillon St Lamvinus (I prefer the '11 vintage, which I think someone also said earlier)
    Cantillon Fou Foune ('09 rocks, but any vintage once it hits the 2-3 year mark is perfect for me)
    3F Framboos ('11)
    NG VSB
    Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek (and Framboise, but slightly lesser so for me)
    RR Beatification (Batch 3 is really special, but all the ones I've had are good)
    De Cam Lambiek Special
    Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic
    Crooked Stave Chardonnay Surette Reserva (when it was really fresh)

    There's tons of other ones...Bullfrog Et Tu Brut, Chez Monus, the Armand seasons, Cantillon/3F/Tilquin gueuze, Cable Car, WWBV (if that counts), West Ashley, Sour in the Rye Peaches, Fantasia, etc etc.

    I have a sour problem. :)
  7. Cantillon Rosé de Gambrinus is def top of my list.
  8. In no particular order:

    1. Cascade Elderberry
    2. Duchesse de Bourgogne
    3. GI Lolita
    4. Tilquin Gueuze
    5. Birra del Borgo Duchessic
    6. NB La Terroir
    7. Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge
    8. Deschutes The Dissident
    9. Rodenbach Grand Cru
    10. Monk's Cafe Flemish Red

    Also, Lou Pepe framboise was one of the best beers I've ever had but I don't really count it as a sour because it was more like an earthy sweet candy flavor with a hint of tartness than full-on sour. Same with Cantillon Kriek. Tasted more like a crab apple than anything else. Oh and I forgot BFM square root 225. Though technically a saison, it definitely had some sourness to it and was magnificent.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2014
  9. bcmac983

    bcmac983 Savant (310) New York Sep 9, 2010

    One of my favorites:
    Flora - Satsuma Mandarin

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