A Bruery Sour Gift

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by SirElton, Dec 20, 2013.

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  1. SirElton

    SirElton Initiate (180) Feb 24, 2011 California

    I was invited to an exclusive scotch tasting event, and the host is apparently a big sour fan. As a gift, I'm going to bring him a Bruery sour as supposedly he's never even heard of our friends in Placentia. If you were going to be gifted a sour, would you be happiest with a Bottleworks XII, a Wanderer, or a Melange #1?
  2. cliftoncr

    cliftoncr Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2013 North Carolina

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  3. MighHighBrewer

    MighHighBrewer Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2013 Colorado

    SITR or STIR/Kumquats is better than those you listed IMHO.
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  4. cookiequiz

    cookiequiz Aspirant (257) Apr 15, 2013 California

    It's likely that SirElton made a list because he doesn't have access to every Bruery beer ever.
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  5. amnesia85

    amnesia85 Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2012 Connecticut

    I think if a pucker face is what your looking for the wanderer would be the best choice of those 3 you listed. Not on the list but really delightful and easy to obtain is the rueuze. These are just my choices. If he like sours I'd definitely not go with melange1.
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  6. Uncleserg

    Uncleserg Initiate (148) Sep 19, 2009 California

    Nah man give him Mother Funker. He'll be elated about its complexity.
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  7. Skunkdrool

    Skunkdrool Devotee (425) Jul 31, 2010 California

    Melange #1. Then grill him a steak, top it with bruschetta, and shove it in his face. He'll thank you later. Oh, and give him a straw for the Melange. Thats how youre supposed to drink it. Proper straw-ware.
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  8. TWStandley

    TWStandley Crusader (761) Jan 15, 2008 Massachusetts

    If you want your friend to hate you, give him a Mother Funker.
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  9. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 South Africa

  10. Jake1605

    Jake1605 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 Missouri

    Aside from The Bruery there's no reason I would ever go to P Town.
  11. Rekrule

    Rekrule Defender (604) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Give him a beer you don't have and haven't listed here. The beers you don't have are better and more rare than the ones you do, and he'll like them more.
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  12. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    puh puh puh puh puh puh puh puh pucker face.

    sorry :flushed:
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  13. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,990) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Obviously Melange No. 1, it's waxed.
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  14. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (385) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Oh those listed, The Wanderer for certain.
  15. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Savant (975) May 14, 2013 New Jersey

    You should be able to get your hands on Oude Tart around now. So yum.
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  16. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,504) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Plus, it'll take the plaque off of his teeth.:wink:
  17. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (4,422) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    A sour fan that's never heard of The Bruery??

    Oh and I pick Melange 1
  18. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,063) Oct 17, 2010 California

    of all the sours released this year id say my favorite was Griffon Brux, but for the more atainable ones easily Cherry Oude tart was my favorite. Off the list id go wanderer, melange #1, than bw XII
    but it also depends on what type of sour fan he is as Rueze is anotehr good choice of Gueuze fans. If he likes fruit forward Kumkat and the blueberry sours were great
  19. errantnight

    errantnight Savant (944) Jul 7, 2005 District of Columbia

    Strong disagreement, better than The Wanderer, not the others.

    Melange #1 is an easy choice, it's delicious and incredibly vinous. Plus, fancy wax.

    I love Bottleworks XII, and it's been a hit at tastings, but it definitely doesn't carry quite the complexity.

    I wasn't wowed by my taste of The Wanderer this year. My immediate thought was I'd take M#1 or either of the Oude Tart releases over it at any given opportunity.
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