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Old 10-24-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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Hello all, I attended my first local home brew club meeting and tasted a couple of sours. Something i have never been bold enough to try on my own accord. too my surprise I really enjoyed them and wish to further my knowlage of these styles. can anyone recomend comercial examples they would recomend?

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Old 10-24-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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La folie by new Belgium. Is a sour brown and is fantastic. If you can get ahold of Russian rivers supplication, that is a fantastic sour. You may also like berliner weisse beers as well.

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Where do you live? Lots of US craft sours are regional at best.

For the bigger brands - Rodenbach and Rodenbach Grand Cru are good, the GC being more tart. If you want to try Lambic, Lindeman's Cuvee Renee is somewhere to start, but if you can find another brand, there are better examples. Those are just a couple that I can find around here and selection in TN is not great.

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Im in western Mass , unfortinatley we dont get either new belgium or russian river

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You might can find some Petrus or Monks cafe, or rodenbach are big sours. Their everywhere that ive seen (especially in Texas) and maybe be up there. Go to your nearest liquor store and ask what kind of sours/wild ales/lambic/gueuze they have. They sould be in the same section. I dont know anything you might have in Mass. Sours are usual local and most are not nationwide.

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Look for Full Sail's Berliner Weisse. Pretty dang good, and over in Oregon it's 4 bucks a bomber at Safeway. Also, next summer, try to find Festina Peche from Dogfish Head. Also an amazing beer.

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In MA I'd imagine you have more luck finding Belgian imports that don't tend to make it into the middle states. I'd assume you could find Petrus Aged Pale and Petrus oud bruin fairly easily along with Lindeman's Cuvee Rene, Rodenbach, Liefman Goudenband and Cuvee de Jacobins. You could probably find cantillon, boon, drie and other Belgian lambics.

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You guys have Allagash (sp) Brewing up in Maine which I hear produced the best true lambics, aka spontaneous fermentation, in America. They distribute across the Northeast, albeit at an upgrade.

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Within the past year and a half I have become obsessed with sours and other funky beers. I recently had my first Cantillon. It was a Rose de Gambrinus. I can confidently say that this is one of the best beers I have ever had. Sadly I have not tried any other Cantillon products considering they are pretty hard to find in my area and when I do find them they run about $30 a bottle. If you see one buy it, you wont be disappointed.

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Allagash Interlude. Any Jolly Pumpkin Beer. As stated, Cuvee Renee, Rodenbach, Petrus Aged Pale, and I'll add Boon Gueuze to the list. Ithaca has some sours but they are hard to come by.

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