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The best American Sour/Wild Ales?

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

  1. PittBeerGirl

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    My top 5
    1. RR Beatification
    2. New Belgium Bottleworks X
    3. Allagash Vagabond
    4. Ommegang Rouge (retired) and tied with Lost Abbey Red Poppy
    5. 3 way tie between Southampton Berliner Weisse, RR Deviation, and Captain Lawrence Barrel Select Batch 1
     
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    I really liked Beatification batch 2 (although it tasted pretty much like Cantillon - which is awesome too).
     
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  3. HopHead84

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    Veritas 005, Veritas 004, Yellow Bus a few years back, and Cable Car Kriek
     
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    I like all of Cascade's and Russian River's, Brute, The Dissident, Friek, the old La Folie, Brux(yeah, it's domesticated), The Meddler, more that I can't pull out of my hat..
     
  5. Hamburgers

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    For a nice sour I like Russian River but I love Stillwater for thier wild ales.
     
  6. UCLABrewN84

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    Supplication and Beatification are my two favorites.
     
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  7. jammalamma

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    Veritas 004 is one of my all time favorites
     
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    Not bashing Russian River by any means, they make great sours (and marginal IPA's - ;)); had a Bullfrog Oud 15 over the weekend and it rivals anything I've ever had in the sour category, hands down.
     
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    Crooked Stave and Avery
     
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    My favorite so far has been Two Brothers Askew. It was great. I hope they brew it again
     
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    Try some Jolly Pumpkin if you have the opportunity
     
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    There's a few Jolly Pumpkin beers available. Gonna try a few
     
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    Tie between Avery, Russian River, and New Belgium, yes, New Belgium.

    I love New Belgiums sours: Le Terrior, Eric's Ale, La Folie, Tart Lychee, ect... always winning golds too.

    Crooked Stave is gaining steam and is quickly becoming great...
     
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    Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic hands down.
     
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  15. AxesandAnchors

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    The only one you forgot is the best of the whole bunch, Cascade!
     
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    Beatification and Cable Car Kriek are the 2 best I have had, with Allagash Ghoulschip rounding out my top 3.
     
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    Which Jolly Pumpkin brews do you recommend? I'm in west Florida, and I rarely see any of the sours you guys mention the most......such as New Belgium, Russian River, Cascade, Allagash, etc....
     
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    Ithaca Brute and RR supplication!
     
  19. LordFoul

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    For my money Upland makes some great beers. Gilgamesh in particular is phenominal
     
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    I personally wouldn't call any of JP beers "sour". They have nice funky, barnyard profiles. I'd say La Roja, Oro de Calabaza and Madragruda Obscura are the best beers for starters.
     
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    Yeah you're right a couple I've come across have been on the sour side, but for the most part they are farm houses
     
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    Bockor Cuvee de Jacobins Rouge, New Belgium La Folie & La Terrior, BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2007, Liefmans Goudenband, Surly 5, Russian River Concecration, Boulevard Love Child #2, Petrus Oud Bruin/Aged Pale
     
  23. Mark_Graves

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    Funk Metal blew my mind wide open. Thin, good carb, EXTREMELY SOUR. Excellent Sour.
     
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    Beatification is fucking magic
     
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    In my opinion, there is no such thing as a good sour. I perceive it the same way I perceive sour milk. At the end of the day, if you like it, you like it. It doesn't hurt my feelings at all.
     
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    Haven't had enough to call a clear winner, but Bear Republic Tartare is an amazing Berliner Weisse. Jolly Pumpkin Weizen Bam isn't half bad either.
     
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    Beatification.
     
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    Agreed, funky south paw and dynamo hum were remarkable. I also put in a vote for a brewery more know for their IPAs:

    Bear Republic Tartare and Cuvée de Bubba are on par with any Amercian sour creation.
     
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    Compunction would strongly disagree
     
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  30. TotallyHosed

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    These are the most memorable:

    New Glarus R&D Sour Ale
    Jester King Boxer's Revenge, Uberkind, Funk Metal
    Upland Sour Reserve, Blackberry Lambic
    Russian River Consecration, Supplication, Beatification
    Crooked Stave WWBG
    Goose Island Madame Rose, Juliet
    Surly Five
     
  31. lokieman

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    Dissident from Deschutes and Funk Metal from Jester King get my vote(s). Not a huge fan of sours or wilds but I can drink either of these any day of the week.
     
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    lots of great American wild/sours that have been mentioned.

    was talking with a friend the other day about some of our favorite brews over the last year and we both said that Arbor Brewing Brasserie Greff Brune may be thee best beer we had last year
     
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    i loved boxer's revenge brought it to a tasting
    has a lot more jester king at home waiting to try funk metal and uberkind
    i really liked that collaboration earlier this year that Flander's fred hair of the dog
    and rr consecration can never go wrong
    also the bruery make some pretty nice sours
    still all in all I will vote for JESTER KING
     
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    Lets not forget Cascade. Their kriek is so underappreciated... Lets keep it that way
     
  35. axeman9182

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    If I had to pick a single favorite beer it would definitely be Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic. Beatification and Cuvee de Castleton are up there for me as well.
     
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    That's an excellent brew.
     
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    A good amount from Jolly Pumkin and Russian River brews are the best I've had. Then again I don't run into a lot of sours in my town. La Foile by New Belgium is quite good too.
     
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    Agree. Tartare was insanely good.
     
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    New Glarus

    Raspberry tart
    Serendipity

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