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Wild ales/sours in Twin Cities area

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by Humulus85, May 20, 2012.

  1. Humulus85

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    Looking for any good wilds/sours that can be found in the metro. They're a style I'm not well versed in, but like so far. Any recommendations?
     
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    lindemans cuvee rene geuze is pretty readily available. cuvee des jacobins rouge is as well and new belgium la folie are available pretty easily well.
     
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    petrus aged pale is in many bottle shops as is Rodenbach
     
  4. dc55110

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    Another readily available offering, Bellegems Bruin. Small bottle, so if its not your cup of tea, no big loss.
     
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    Many excellant recommendations already. Cuvee Des Jacobins is such an underrated and overlooked beer.

    My additions would be Duchess De Bourgogne, Monk's Cafe, and Rodenbach. None of these are sour like Cantillon beers, but classics in their styles.
     
  6. EddieB23

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    Jolly Pumpkin (all of them), Anchorage Brewing Love Buzz Saison & The tide & it's takers, New Berlgium La Foloie, Tart Lychee and coming soon Mo' Betta Bretta (Collab with Russian River).
     
  7. minnesotaryan

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    I would say avoid duchess, it is artificially sweetened and not as good as rodenbach or cuvee des jacobins.
     
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  8. minnesotaryan

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    I thought tart lychee was a little mediocre, what is this mo' betta bretta you speak of?

    also, odell shenanigans is a brett beer, I think with some time on it, it will be really nice and sour.
     
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    Forgot about O'dell, that one is definitely solid, as well as Saboteur. Mo Betta Bretta is a Collaboration with New Belgium/Russian River, 7.5% Brett Beer, should be coming to the market in the very near future (you know how finicky wild beers and release dates can be sometimes.)
     
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    cool, I am excited to try that, will be on the look out for that.
     
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    goose island lolita is great if you can find it.
     
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    There is 3 bottles of Lolita on the shelf at Boozemart if your in the area.
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I've been looking for Odell Shenanigans, but no one seems to have any more. Anyone seen it around lately?
     
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    I believe I remember seeing it at Edina Liquor near Southdale a month or so ago.
     
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    Saw it today at Thomas Liquor in St. Paul.
     
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    That was an odd beer. I had it on tap at Pats tap a few days ago. It was oddly bitter.
     
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    Mo Betta Bretta is actually a collaboration with NB and Lost Abbey but should be making it's way to the shelves by June.
     
  18. minnesotaryan

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    I got one of the Lolita's today, left two on the shelf, there was still odell friek and shenanigans there, amongst other gems.
     
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    Thanks all! I had two Lolitas, drank one about 2 weeks ago (loved it), the other is cellared. Just went to South Lyndale and got two Shenanigans, a cuvee rene gueuze, and a cuvee des jacobins rouge. I'm thinking one of the Shenanigans will be cellared for a bit to bring out the funk. On a side note has anybody seen the either of Lolitas sisters (Madame Rose or Juliet) around or does MN even get them?
     
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    juliet didn't come I think.
     
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    Cuvee Rene is so underwhelming...I'd rather drink lemonade...I love that no one in this thread mentions Hanssen's...easily the best sours available in the Cities...oh well, more for me!
     
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    I actually enjoy the Cuvee Rene for the price. I do agree, however, that while Cantillon is in short supply, I do love me some Hanssen's! I've got the Experimental Raspberry and Cassis on hand at the store right now.
     
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    Hannsen's is one of the best, if not the best, readily available Lambic/Gueuze brewer around these parts. But the price increase about a year ago, took them from a no-brainer, to lets see what else is available.
     
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    I am stunned at the love for Odell Shenanigans, I thought that was one of the worst/most disappointing beers I have tried in quite a while. Not sure age will be able to salvage that mess, and Sabateur is not far behind in its mediocrity, imho. I would not avoid Duchess, artificially sweetened or not, that beer is awesome.
     
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    The price increase was like a dollar a bottle at most for the Gueuze, Kriek and Strawberry...not nearly enough to make me look elsewhere
     
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    Places I frequent, it went form being right around $10-12/750ml to $15-17/750. Not a slight increase in my book.
     
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    Where I normally shop they only carry 375's and they went from 9.49 to 10.49...10-12 for a 750 is a steal...15-17 is a very fair price I would say
     
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    I wouldn't call any of it a steal. Granted I am found of regaling tales from days of yore... But Cantillon Classic gueuze used to be available for $7-8 for a 375ml, 3F Oude Gueuze 375ml were in the same range. $15-17 is by today's standards not outrageous, but nothing changed; the contents of the bottle is the same; you don't get more; but the price went up significantly.
    I will reiterate, Hannsen's is the best (easily available) Lambic/Gueuze brewer in town. Their Kriek is wounderful.
     
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    yes, agreed. i really wanted to like both of these but definitely didn't.
     
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    I am a little confused...you were talking about Hanssens 750's, but now you are referring to 375's of Cantillon and DF...Cantillon and DF 375's are about 10 bucks when in the stores, so not much more than the 7-8 you are talking about...I have no problem paying 10-12 for a 375 of Hanssens, so I would find it quite the bargain to get a 750 for the same price
     
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    I would call a 25% increase in price fairly significant. Now 2 bucks may not be a lot but 25% is.
     
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    I guess, but how many years are we talking about? He said "tales from the days of yore." Does that mean 10 years ago? More? If so, 25 percent over 10 years isn't much at all IMO. There is inflation in every industry. Beer is no different.
     
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    You brought up the price of the Hannssen's 375ml. I was just comparing, what as little as two years ago, I was paying for a 375 of Cantillon and 3F. I think that $10+ for a 375 or $15+ for a 750 for Hanssens, is a bit steep. The recent shipment of Cantillon that found its way into town, I paid $10 and change for a 375 of the Bio (aka classic). As recently as August of 2010 my three go to stores were selling the same 375 for $6.99-8.99.
    How people view prices is relative. I now drop $10+ on things I would never have even thought about just a year ago.

    And there should have been a paragraph break between my original comments about 375s and the $15-17 comment.
     
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    Reviving a dead thread.

    Other than the normal stock (ie. NB LoF, Rodenbach...), anything different out there right now that I may not know of?
     
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    I saw some drie font golden blend in Hudson last weekend. Over 20 bucks a 375mL bottle, I couldn't pull the trigger. It's awesome, so if you got the cash, it's worth some time.
     
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    Tart Lychee is a pretty good gateway, don't listen to these beer snobs.
     
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    Dennis Brothers has The Meddler, if you find yourself anywhere near Cottage Grove.
     
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    Juliet was here, I got a bottle of it at Heritage. They got a case I think same with Madame Rose. I also saw Juliet at Cellars for quite a long time actually and Ale Jail had some as well. But Madame Rose was one I never saw well I did as a person was picking it up and walking to the register...
     
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