Sourest sour you've ever had

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  1. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Meyvn (1,436) Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
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    Weyerbacher Riserva was quite sour. Deschutes Green Monster is up there too.
     
  2. Vitacca

    Vitacca Crusader (739) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Hanssens Kriek, not sure on vintage, was nail polish remover sour. Absolutely loved it!
     
  3. Guzzle_McBrew

    Guzzle_McBrew Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2014 Connecticut

  4. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Meyvn (1,306) Jan 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Any of the Upland fruit sours for me. It's peeling paint sort of sour. No balance at all. They do nothing for me. I've had a few from the Bruery that fall into that category as well. I can agree with the Cascade Apricot crowd too. Bruery Bottleworks 12 is about as sour of a beer that I've had AND enjoyed. Too many American Wild Ales are sour for the sake of sour.
     
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  5. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (4,109) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    Probably 3F Oude Gueuze
     
  6. riotontheroad

    riotontheroad Devotee (430) Apr 7, 2010 California
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    Stopped by FW Barrelworks this weekend and had a taster of Sour Opal. Everytime I took a sip, I would try to tell my wife how good it was, but was abruptly stopped by the face twisting sourness. Man I wish they would bottle that stuff!
     
  7. lionelhutz23

    lionelhutz23 Initiate (126) Jul 21, 2014 Florida

    Love Child #4 recently. I haven't had a Guava Grove in awhile but I remember last year's being extremely sour when it was fresh. I've had other disagree with me on that so not sure.
     
  8. breadwinner

    breadwinner Meyvn (1,217) Mar 6, 2014 California
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    New Belgium's Whiskey-BA Love w/ Blackberries. Don't think the best sours have to be @ Warhead level, but this thing was both sour as hell AND utterly delicious. Easily one of my favorite sours ever.
     
  9. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,598) Mar 18, 2010 California
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    Probably Weyerbacher Riserva.
     
  10. aleigator

    aleigator Poo-Bah (1,783) May 10, 2014 Germany
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    To me it is Duchesse de Bourgogne, due to its outstanding vinegar tastes, mixed with grapes and wood.
     
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  11. beatenbyjacks

    beatenbyjacks Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2011 Colorado

    Crooked Stave Raspberry Dark Origins comes to mind. Man was that good.
     
  12. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    Is Love Child #4 so sour 1 person can't finish it all ?
     
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  13. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Devotee (401) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska
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    That one Persimmon Lambic from Upland. The persimmons were good, but imagine them doused in finger nail polish remover. That or the Bruery's Rueuze.
     
  14. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Devotee (401) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska
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    I finished one on my own. It took work, but it was doable.
     
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  15. Crim122

    Crim122 Aspirant (239) Aug 4, 2014 North Carolina

    I've not had many but the Gose from Westbrook is probably the most sour i've had. And I wouldnt even consider it THAT sour. But its a style of beer I am interested into venturing into.
     
  16. Elicoleman

    Elicoleman Savant (974) Sep 27, 2011 Tennessee

    Trinity Seven Day sour. I puckered so hard after every sip.
     
  17. PatB1987

    PatB1987 Disciple (329) Aug 13, 2013 Illinois
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    Upland Kiwi
     
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  18. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (787) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    Motherfunker or Upland Kiwi Lambic.
     
  19. pat61

    pat61 Poo-Bah (5,680) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota
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    Hanssens Oude Gueuze Lambic Ale is pretty sour as is De Oude Cam. Many of the more popular producers sweeten their fruit lambics up for the High School date crowd but Cantillon does not and their stuff can be pretty sour.
     
  20. Nisfornike

    Nisfornike Initiate (74) Apr 5, 2013 California
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    Love Child #4 is a DELICIOUS beer. Higher ABV than other sours and that tart just hits the spot.
     
  21. Prospero

    Prospero Savant (956) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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    Trinity Old Growth
     
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  22. plutoniumpete

    plutoniumpete Initiate (193) Oct 21, 2008 New Jersey
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    And then run away with your wife!
     
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  23. Trystero

    Trystero Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2009 Ohio

    Bruery Mother Funker
    Upland Kiwi Lambic
    Lost Abbey Veritas 003
     
  24. KornWallace

    KornWallace Zealot (507) Dec 1, 2011 New York
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    Birrifico Del Ducato's My Blueberry Nightmare really did me in- from the yeast to the blueberries everything was screaming Sour and Acid and Vinerous. Really I would have been happy with a two ounce pour and not the twenty ounces I was given.
     
  25. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    Hanssens Oude Kriek was the sourest sour I've had. My favorite though was Bruery Sour in the Rye.
     
  26. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (589) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    1999 Belle-Vue Selection Lambic, absolutely brutally sour, I wish I could drink it again.
     
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  27. larryarms847

    larryarms847 Poo-Bah (2,080) Dec 12, 2010 Illinois
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    Love Child #4 was like drinking liquefied Warheads. Tasty though.
     
  28. Erikone

    Erikone Initiate (80) Sep 12, 2014 Texas

    Goose island Halia pretty out there.
     
  29. SMason

    SMason Initiate (196) Feb 6, 2009 New Jersey
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    Bruery Mother Funker and fresh Fou Fonne get my vote
     
  30. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (364) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    I don't drink a lot of sour brews so I'm not confident judging individual versions against the style, and I'm always reluctant to speculate about infection, but a year or two ago I had a Night Shift Somer Weisse that was so astringent and vinegary that I'm still not convinced there wasn't something very, very not-according-to-plan going on with it. I could feel my throat closing against it but kept taking sips and waiting to acclimate.

    Eventually I'll see this beer on a shelf and give it another go, just to make sure. I like Night Shift stuff otherwise.
     
  31. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    I've had one sour and that was sour enough!
     
  32. Mersh

    Mersh Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2013 Connecticut

    I'm drinking that right now and I will agree it smacks ya right away. Not the most sour for me, but definitely up there.
     
  33. TayCO802

    TayCO802 Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2014 Colorado

    i will have to second (or third) Bear Republics Tartare Rouge
    i am a huge sour fan (on that specific night i chose sour in the rye instead) but this one put me over the edge
     
  34. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Defender (620) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    NG Wild Sour Ale
    RR Consecration
    Love Child
    VSB
     
  35. pgrenvicz

    pgrenvicz Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2013 Georgia

    Oude Tart w/ Sour Cherries
    Weyerbacher Riserva (2009 or 2010 I think was a beast)

    Mouth watering just thinking of these.
     
  36. fvernon

    fvernon Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2010 Wisconsin

    It's been said, but Upland's Kiwi Lambic is consistently the sourest sour out there for me... the others in their fruited sour lineup tend to have a few bottles per release that for some reason go crazy sour, while many (i'd say most) stay within the limits of balance while airing on the sour side.
     
  37. BeersAndBears

    BeersAndBears Devotee (485) Dec 30, 2012 Georgia

    Upland Persimmon for sure. Yowzas!
     
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  38. craft_shannie

    craft_shannie Devotee (438) Nov 9, 2012 Indiana

    upland strawberry & cherry. not in a good way either.
     
  39. MisterGone

    MisterGone Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2014 California

    Oude Tart and Petrus Aged Pale, nicely combining sour and flavor. Must try this Love Child though. When was #4 released and thus when will #5 be brewed?
     
  40. MNishCT77

    MNishCT77 Defender (601) Jun 6, 2008 District of Columbia

    Cascade Apricot Ale was the sourest beer that I've ever had. Just drank a Love Child #4 and the tartness isn't even in the same category.
     
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