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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Thevanpelt, Jan 7, 2013.
Lips of faith
tart of darkness
all crazy good.
Lips of Faith and Avery for my money.
Funky Buddha's berlinerweisses!
Great beers but I don't think those are considered sour or wild.
I'm at Cascade now sipping on a 2008 Oude Rouge so they get my vote. Also like what O'Dell does with wild ales.
The best American sour I've ever had is 2009 Cable Car. After that, it's probably a tie for me between Beatification and Ghoulschip.
New Belgium La Folie and Erics Ale are great Sours too.
Russian River, Jolly Pumpkin, and Forest & Main in Ambler Pa
Recently got to try Golden Canary from Block 15 and holy crap was it good.
HF Juicy is top notch for me as well
La folie, Consecration and others as mentioned. I need to throw some love to Cambridge Brewing for beers like Benevolence, Ozymandias, Honey Badger, Cerise Casee, Resolution #9 and others.
I haven't had a whole lot, but I feel like I've had enough to chime in here. I have liked most of what I've had but I think these are my favorites.
First one, I'm not even sure if it counts as a Sour/Wild (I know its classified as a Flanders Oud Bruin on here) but I'll start with:
Deschutes The Dissident
Bruery Oude Tart
Bruery Sans Pagaie
Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa
Odell Saboteur (again, not sure if its considered "sour" but its a Brett beer)
Odell The Meddler (another "oud bruin" but I'm tossing it in here)
Russian River Supplication
new glarus enigma is pretty good (beer that got me into sours) not on the level as some but its still pretty good. still has a place in my heart
Need to try some Bruery sours. Out of everything I've tried, Russian River!
Bruery makes some great sours. I've only had two RRs (Supplication and Consecration) and I was unimpressed with Consecration. I've had maybe 7 sours from Bruery, only two I didn't really like and one that was pretty good (Tart of Darkness). The others I listed lol
I wouldnt mind trading some RR sours for some Bruery sours.
Agreed. But it's REALLY sour, as a warning to people who are dipping their toes into the style.
I thought it was wonderfully complex and interesting.
The Dissident is amazing.
I'm sitting on an Oude Tart and and a Consecration... I hoping atleast one of those is as good as The Dissident.
Oude Tart is fantastic but its a totally different beast than Dissident. Consecration is good too, but it was a little underwhelming for me.
Beatification by a wide very margin. It's the only American sour I've had that comes close the Belgian sours.
The most memorable/mind blowing sours for me,
Cable car 09
And can't forget the gem that started this sour affair, consecration.
I was impressed with Bruery's collabeeration sours like Bottleworks XII, Marron Acifidie, and especially the Wanderer (i know.. not exactly collab w/another brewery)
The potential of how beautiful a wild ale can be is quite stunning.
"The happy accident of wisconsin's favorite fruit aged in oak with an almost magical wild fermentation" From the label of the serendipity bottle.
Duck Duck Gooze is the best American sour I've ever tasted.
My personal favorite American sours (regardless of style):
Logsdon Peche N Brett
Cambridge Brewing Company Honey Badger and Cerise Cassee
Funky Buddha Passionfruit Berliner
Lost Abbey Box Track #7 and Veritas 010.
HF Vera Mae (more tart than sour)
I'm looking forward to some Allagash Coolships soon, too.
I would add going forward, any sours coming out of Peekskill will be awesome. There's no question chief will be coming up with some great sours comparable to brute and lebleu.
freetail fortuna roja (prickly pear sour)
freetail port gallito
Freetail yo soy um berliner
All russian river beers
Cascade seasonal sours
ITHACA brute and lebleu
All are top notch
Oro de Calabaza is one of the best American Sours made in my book. Bam Noire is right up there too.