Favorite Sour-style beer?

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  1. floridadrift

    floridadrift Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Florida

    My pallet has been changing lately to favor sours with all these stouts I've been drinking the last two years. So, I figured I'd ask what everyone's favorites were. Pick any wild ale, saison, framboise, kvass, oud bruin, lambic, gueuze, flanders red, gose, or berliner barrel-aged or not.

    My top three are:

    J.Wakefield Miami Madness
    deGardge Citrus Desay
    Bullfrog Grrrz Le Roar Unfilitered

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  2. wyatt

    wyatt Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2009 Louisiana

    3F OG
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  3. Chcshammonde

    Chcshammonde Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2014 California

    Haven't had that many yet but mine would be "School of Certain Victory" by Modern Times.
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  4. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina

    Guezue tilquin.
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  5. dcotom

    dcotom Grand Pooh-Bah (4,896) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Ommegang Rosetta
  6. thatoneguymike

    thatoneguymike Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2012 Georgia

    I'll second that Miami Madness, and add Fonta Flora Rhythm Rug & Upland Pawpaw
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  7. hophugger

    hophugger Grand Pooh-Bah (3,268) Mar 5, 2014 Virginia

    The Devil Is People by is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!Stillwater
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  8. do_ob

    do_ob Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2015 Kentucky

    I've never had a bad beer from Jester King. My favorite, of those I've had, would probably be Ol' Oi!

    Sour in the Rye was pretty darn good, too.
  9. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    Man, it's gotta be a three way tie between Framboise de Amorosa, Home Sour Home, and Map of the Sun.
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    THANAT0PSIS Pooh-Bah (2,189) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    Tilquin Gueuze Squared and regular Gueuze
    Cantillon everything
    Drie Fonteinen everything
    Girardin 1882 Black Label
    Sante Adairius everything
    Russian River everything
    New Glarus Very Sour Blackberry
    Funk Factory everything
    Jester King everything
    Hill Farmstead everything
    Crooked Stave everything
    Allagash everything
    OEC everything
    De Garde lambic style stuff e.g. The Anniversary and The Broken Truck (not the Berliners)
    Lost Abbey can be hit or miss but Duck Duck Gooze, Red Poppy, and Framboise de Amorosa are great
  11. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Grand Pooh-Bah (3,581) Sep 15, 2014 Colorado

    I've never liked sours all that much, but Del Borgo's Rubus might just have converted me. What a perfectly mouth-smackingly tart and authentically raspberry-tasting wild ale.
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  12. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2013 Kentucky

  13. nerdboy19

    nerdboy19 Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2015 Korea (South)

    Cantillon Fou'Foune
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  14. REEK

    REEK Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2015 Massachusetts

    Rainbow Dome by Grimm
  15. WickedBeer

    WickedBeer Pooh-Bah (2,774) Sep 23, 2015 Alabama
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Rodenbach Classic Red; it's an incredible flanders red that I recently tried, highly recommend!
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  16. BMBCLT

    BMBCLT Grand Pooh-Bah (3,341) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Kvass is not sour. My favorite is Flanders Oud Bruin.
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  17. Domingo

    Domingo Grand Pooh-Bah (3,884) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    In general, I like the non-backsweetened beers from all of the lambic producers. One a lot of people overlook is Mort Subite's. I think it's phenomenal.
  18. GreesyFizeek

    GreesyFizeek Grand Pooh-Bah (5,290) Mar 6, 2013 New York
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    Fou Foune and 3F Oude Gueuze
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  19. PerHops

    PerHops Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2011 California

    3F golden blend is hard to beat
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  20. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    I'm not a fan of sours at all, but I will always give one a try if the opportunity presents itself...so take it for what it's worth

    Rodenbach Grand Cru and Boulevard Hibiscus Gose were the only 2 I didn't spit out
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  21. skeeterloveshops

    skeeterloveshops Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2015 California

    Duck duck gooze 2013 for sure
    The fruitlands variants from modern times
    Supplication and consecration
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  22. rstahl5k

    rstahl5k Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2006 Ohio

    Rodenbach Grand Cru
  23. JimsArcade

    JimsArcade Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2004 Pennsylvania

    Lou Pepe Kriek
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  24. Bogart2930

    Bogart2930 Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2015 Florida

    Its a toss between JWakefield Cuvee de Wakefield and Jester King Atrial for me. Im getting shakes thinking about them.
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  25. Caland

    Caland Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2015 Missouri

    Tell Tale Tart by Boulevard.
    Also, Love Child #6.
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  26. UrbanCaveman

    UrbanCaveman Pooh-Bah (1,866) Sep 30, 2014 Ohio
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    Gueuze Tilquin.

    Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien.

    Jolly Pumpkin Fuego del Otono. Oro de Calabaza is also pretty tasty.

    Crooked Stave puts out some darn good stuff, too. Surette is delicious.
  27. Lucular

    Lucular Grand Pooh-Bah (3,606) Jun 20, 2014 Maryland
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    New Glarus - anything sour
    Selin's Grove Framboise
    Love Child #5
    Cantillon Lou Pepe
    Hanssens Oude Kriek
    Lindeman's Gueuze Cuvee Rene
    Bruery Oude Tart

    Pretty much all the Goses and Berliner Weisse's I've had would come after that list. I love them but they don't stand out because of their sublety - which is one of the things I love most about them. (Side note: I just checked and never would have guessed I've had 18 different Goses or 14 different Berliners...proof I really do like the styles!)

    Most of the sour beers I've had from Bullfrog have been fantastic, and unusual as well.
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  28. NCMonte

    NCMonte Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2014 North Carolina

    The um... One's with fruit aged in barrels... :sunglasses:
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  29. BecauseWhalezbro

    BecauseWhalezbro Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2015 Colorado

    La Fosse

    gimme dem stone frootz
  30. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Pooh-Bah (2,842) Oct 15, 2011 Maryland

    Even though it's kettle soured (THE HORROR), Union's 3rd Stone apricot sour was jawdroppingly good.
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  31. Zonk

    Zonk Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2014 New Jersey

    I've only had one kvass, but it was lacto-fermented and tasted like straight up pickle juice. Any particular reason you wouldn't consider them sour?
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  32. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Ommegang Rosetta.

    I would drink it on a boat, with a goat, on a train , on a plane.
  33. bkbeerdude15

    bkbeerdude15 Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2015 New York

    LOVE Grimm Telekinesis and Psychokinesis. Also really enjoyed Grimm Super Going and Echoplex. Purple Prose was great too! Enjoyed Rainbow Dome too.

    Trinity 7 Day Sour
    Peekskill LemPbeek Batch 1
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  34. theoceantakesme

    theoceantakesme Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2013 New Hampshire

    Allagash Farm To Face
    Allagash James & Julie
    Hill Farmstead CD15
    Crooked Stave Origins
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  35. Domingo

    Domingo Grand Pooh-Bah (3,884) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    Unless the OP is requesting a specific process, anything overly tart should likely count.
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  36. pbgnar

    pbgnar Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2015 Illinois

    Boulevard Saison Brett must be mentioned but some great new comers are:
    Lake Effect Oud Bruin
    Penrose BA Outlier
    Penrose Wild 18
    Mikerphone Travelin' Man

    In summary, Chicago's wild ale game is on point
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  37. BMBCLT

    BMBCLT Grand Pooh-Bah (3,341) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Kvass is sweet, not sour. And it's not beer. http://russiapedia.rt.com/of-russian-origin/kvas/
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  38. JeremyDanner

    JeremyDanner Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2005 Missouri

    I would hesitate to refer to Saison-Brett as sour. We inoculate with brettanomyces at bottling/racking which results in more earthy/funky flavor. I think if someone orders Saison-Brett expecting it to be sour, they're going to be very disappointed.
  39. TomMorris

    TomMorris Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2015 Connecticut

    Allagash Cuvee D'Industrial
    Firestone Walker Sloambic
    Firestone Walker Krieky Bones
    The Bruery Oude Tart
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  40. dee4maine

    dee4maine Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2015 Maine

    Haven't ventured deeply into the world of sours.
    Allagash Resurgum, Allagash Golden Brett and Petrus Old Ale are my fav so far
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