I am just now getting turned on to sour beers. They vary wildly in many ways. I am trying to make sense of it so I can figure out what I like and how to make more educated purchases. These beers tend to be expensive so I prefer more "hits" than "misses". I realize that sour isn't a style, a lot of sour beers tend to be wild ales that I've run into. Liked: Jester King Sin Fronterra Crooked Stave Surette Avery 22 Anniversary wild ale on Brett Avery San Juan Sour New Belgium Hop Tart Paradox Deux Ans (Red Flanders style) Disliked (too sour!): Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett Crooked Stave Sin Fronterra Avery Eremita VII Avery Rufus Corvus So I guess my preference at this time is moderately sour beers and not extremely sour. However is there a way of knowing how sour something is before you buy it- any tips? I have had brett stuff that I really liked, and brett stuff that I thought was too sour. I haven't seen a "measure" of sourness like IBUs for example.