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The best American Sour/Wild Ales?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Thevanpelt, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. blakelive784

    blakelive784 Savant (275) Colorado Dec 21, 2010

    I'll add another for New Belgium La Folie and Le Terroir. So damn good.
  2. Absolut

    Absolut Advocate (665) California Sep 19, 2011

    Lips of faith
    tart of darkness

    all crazy good.
  3. alexipa

    alexipa Advocate (525) Colorado Oct 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    Lips of Faith and Avery for my money.
  4. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (705) Florida Jul 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Funky Buddha's berlinerweisses!
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  5. Great beers but I don't think those are considered sour or wild.
  6. allouez86

    allouez86 Savant (405) Wisconsin Jan 24, 2009

    I'm at Cascade now sipping on a 2008 Oude Rouge so they get my vote. Also like what O'Dell does with wild ales.
  7. The best American sour I've ever had is 2009 Cable Car. After that, it's probably a tie for me between Beatification and Ghoulschip.
  8. iSrALE

    iSrALE Aficionado (215) Mexico Nov 18, 2008

    New Belgium La Folie and Erics Ale are great Sours too.
  9. Russian River, Jolly Pumpkin, and Forest & Main in Ambler Pa
  10. franklinn

    franklinn Savant (460) Vermont May 29, 2012

    Recently got to try Golden Canary from Block 15 and holy crap was it good.

    HF Juicy is top notch for me as well :)
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  11. La folie, Consecration and others as mentioned. I need to throw some love to Cambridge Brewing for beers like Benevolence, Ozymandias, Honey Badger, Cerise Casee, Resolution #9 and others.
  12. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Savant (410) Arizona Dec 14, 2011

    I haven't had a whole lot, but I feel like I've had enough to chime in here. I have liked most of what I've had but I think these are my favorites.

    First one, I'm not even sure if it counts as a Sour/Wild (I know its classified as a Flanders Oud Bruin on here) but I'll start with:
    Deschutes The Dissident
    Bruery Oude Tart
    Bruery Otiose
    Bruery Sans Pagaie
    Bruery BeRazzled
    Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa
    Odell Deconstruction
    Odell Saboteur (again, not sure if its considered "sour" but its a Brett beer)
    Odell The Meddler (another "oud bruin" but I'm tossing it in here)
    Russian River Supplication
  13. powz87

    powz87 Savant (420) Illinois Jan 18, 2012

    new glarus enigma is pretty good (beer that got me into sours) not on the level as some but its still pretty good. still has a place in my heart
  14. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    Need to try some Bruery sours. Out of everything I've tried, Russian River!
  15. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Savant (410) Arizona Dec 14, 2011

    Bruery makes some great sours. I've only had two RRs (Supplication and Consecration) and I was unimpressed with Consecration. I've had maybe 7 sours from Bruery, only two I didn't really like and one that was pretty good (Tart of Darkness). The others I listed lol
  16. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    I wouldnt mind trading some RR sours for some Bruery sours.
  17. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Champion (960) Michigan Aug 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Agreed. But it's REALLY sour, as a warning to people who are dipping their toes into the style.

    I thought it was wonderfully complex and interesting.
  18. MacStinson

    MacStinson Savant (375) Michigan Aug 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    Jolly Pumpkin.
  19. The Dissident is amazing.

    I'm sitting on an Oude Tart and and a Consecration... I hoping atleast one of those is as good as The Dissident.
  20. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Savant (410) Arizona Dec 14, 2011

    Oude Tart is fantastic but its a totally different beast than Dissident. Consecration is good too, but it was a little underwhelming for me.
  21. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (410) Michigan Jan 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    Beatification by a wide very margin. It's the only American sour I've had that comes close the Belgian sours.
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  22. nicks6217

    nicks6217 Savant (430) California Jan 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    The most memorable/mind blowing sours for me,

    Cable car 09
    Veritas 04

    And can't forget the gem that started this sour affair, consecration.
  23. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Champion (870) California Oct 24, 2009 Beer Trader

    I was impressed with Bruery's collabeeration sours like Bottleworks XII, Marron Acifidie, and especially the Wanderer (i know.. not exactly collab w/another brewery)

    The potential of how beautiful a wild ale can be is quite stunning.
  24. Keyportnick

    Keyportnick Aficionado (230) Wisconsin Sep 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    "The happy accident of wisconsin's favorite fruit aged in oak with an almost magical wild fermentation" From the label of the serendipity bottle.
  25. cnbrown313

    cnbrown313 Savant (440) Illinois May 29, 2012

    Duck Duck Gooze is the best American sour I've ever tasted.
  26. Auror

    Auror Advocate (730) Massachusetts Jan 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    My personal favorite American sours (regardless of style):

    Logsdon Peche N Brett
    Cambridge Brewing Company Honey Badger and Cerise Cassee
    Funky Buddha Passionfruit Berliner
    RR Supplication
    Lost Abbey Box Track #7 and Veritas 010.
    HF Vera Mae (more tart than sour)

    I'm looking forward to some Allagash Coolships soon, too.
  27. lovindahops

    lovindahops Advocate (700) New York Mar 26, 2010 Beer Trader

    I would add going forward, any sours coming out of Peekskill will be awesome. There's no question chief will be coming up with some great sours comparable to brute and lebleu.
  28. BgThang

    BgThang Savant (490) Texas Dec 23, 2007 Beer Trader

    freetail fortuna roja (prickly pear sour)
    freetail port gallito
    Freetail yo soy um berliner
    All russian river beers
    Cascade seasonal sours
    avery sours
    ITHACA brute and lebleu
    All are top notch
  29. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (730) Iowa Jan 12, 2013 Beer Trader

    Oro de Calabaza is one of the best American Sours made in my book. Bam Noire is right up there too.
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