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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by chamawaiian, Nov 21, 2013.
Just suck on a lemon ????
I don't have as much experience with sours as several other BAs, but for what it's worth I thought The Bruery's Tart of Darkness was the sourest sour I've ever had.
My experience with consecration was from one of the original batches when they were 750ml big bottles. It is my understanding that the newer batches are not as good(sour) as it once was. I haven't really had a bottle in a while so I might have to check it out.
upland blackberry lambic is by far the most mouth puckering sour i ever had
I love this post. I try explaining this to the guys in my group all the time and they just think I'm a loon. I am so tired of bruery sours...they are one-dimension acid-bombs. Very little depth or complexity to any of them. I'd have to say Tart of Darkness and Mother Funker are the most sour beers I've ever had. Not in a good way.
Have not looked into trading for it yet- I've actually never purchased it retail (had it at GABF). I will check out the local spots and see if I can get some more info for you/ find it in stores.
2005 Fou Foune. Truly tounge-ripping.
The Bruery Sour in the Rye
Best (and also pretty sour)?
New Belgium Tart Lychee
The Bruery Hottenroth
Love Child No. 3 (and I seriously question the Boulevard employee who suggested that Foeder Projekt #1 is more sour than Love Child)
Note: I omitted Cantillon because they are so hard to obtain, as well as the fact that everyone knows they are amazeballs.
Here are the numbers from my blog entry discussing Foeder Projekt #1. These are lab numbers which aren't able to account for the way each individual tastes a beer, but they do demonstrate objectively that Foeder Projekt #1 is more sour than Love Child No. 3.
Foeder Projekt #1 total acidity (% lactic acid) = 1.36%
Love Child No. 3 total acidity = .7%
Foeder Projekt #1 pH = 3.47
Love Child No. 3 pH = 3.8
Here's a link to the full post:
I like lambic, but I've never noticed it numbing my tongue!
Any Cantillon fruit lambic(non grape) with 10+ years on it will normally do some enamel shredding.
I second this.. especially the 2012 batch. Tasted one recently and as the raspberry fades the sourness get more abrasive. I think I liked it better fresh.
Odio Equum......wow. Like biting into a lemon.....good
A lot of good reccs on here, just wanted to throw in my 2 cents:
- Petrus Aged Ale is surprisingly tart on the jowels
- J Wakefield Brewing DFPF
- Almanac sours are super tart as well
- New Glarus fruit beers
Duck Duck Gooze B1
Both were teeth-meltingly sour.
Night Shift Somer Weisse is pretty damn intense.
Though Cantillon Krieks probably reign supreme.
This are all really frickn sour beers!
RR Beat b5
Avery Odio Equum
NG R&D VSB
AC Golden Hidden barrel Peche b1
what the story on these berlinner weiss? Cant find any listing under the beer section. Are they not officially a brewery yet?
I had three year old bottle of Leelanau Good Harbor Golden recently and it was so sour I almost couldn't drink it... almost.
Thanks for the info Jeremy. I did see that blog post when it was originally posted (although I didn't remember that the acidity of Foeder was higher), but having tried both beers several times, I get much more "pucker" from LC than I did from Foeder. In fact, I found Foeder to be a pretty well-balanced beer, as far as sours go. I love the fact that it has a jammy taste without being sweet.
Acidity and pH remind me a little bit of IBUs, in that they are scientific measures of something that we perceive subjectively.
For sure. That's why we drink beer rather than just reading the specs. All of the numbers are great, but can't accurately express how your tongue is going taste the beer. Beer is cool.
Bear Republic Tartare!!!
The Bruery Mother Funker or TOD are some of the most sour beers I have had
Trinity Old Growth by a large margin!
Agreed. But just tried it against a Cantillon Kriek, and the Kriek edged it out on sourness.
How has everyone left out Jester King???
RU-55 (possibly my personal favorite sour/wild ever)
Hanssens Scarenbecca Kriek was the first thing to come to mind, would also throw Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus out there too. Although I could drink Gambrinus all day, while a few sips of Scarenbecca had me reaching for the antacids.
Correct. Though they will be very soon...they have a building and are working on the brewhouse.
My Blueberry Nightmare - Birrificio Del Ducato
perhaps it was also the high abv (9.4%) that made it seem more sour...
I was not a fan. Reviews are either 5 or 1.
Just seemed over the top to me...
JK makes some great sours for sure, but the OP asked for ones that are puckeringly sour; most of the JK sours I've tried are more on the balanced side and decently funky rather than outright sour (which is fine by me.)
Without a doubt, it was Upland Persimmon Lambic. After that I'd say NG Very Sour Blackberry. That stuff fills the gaps between your teeth with sourness.
Sounds like you need to try some different Bruery Sours - I think Bottleworks XII is one of the best sours out there, and Wanderer, SitR w/peaches or kumquats, Oude Tart w/Cherries are all excellent. They are society releases only, so you need to trade for them, but it's well worth it.
I wasn't overly impressed with Bottleworks XII and considering I don't like regular SitR or Oude, I'm certainly not going to trade for the variants, especially at their massive pricepoint. Until I get a sour Bruery beer that impresses me, I'm not chasing down anything by them in the that department.
I would have to say the most sour tongue ripping beer I've ever had was Old Growth from Trinity
I had my first sour beer today. Bruery Oude Tart. I liked it, it was a totally new experience for me. I couldn't believe how sour it was. It tasted like lemon juice dry hopped with sour cherry Sour Patch Kids aged on a bed of Shock Tarts. They actually get more sour than this?
Is there a measurement for how sour a beer is, like how IBUs are used to indicate hop bitterness? Would pH be a good measure? I'd be interested to test the pH of sour beers to determine the most sour ones.
Petrus Aged Pale