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Old 10-25-2012, 01:03 AM   #11
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Any Jolly Pumpkin Beer.
I second that. You can't go wrong with Jolly Pumpkin
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:06 AM   #12
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Definitely try to track down some Allagash (and check out the brewery if you're ever in Portland). I don't know any good beer stores in Western MA, but if you happen to make it to the Boston area it's definitely worth checking out either Redstone Liquors in Stoneham or Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont.

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I second that. You can't go wrong with Jolly Pumpkin
You can if they don't distribute to your area.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:43 AM   #14
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I second that. You can't go wrong with Jolly Pumpkin
Personally I don't think many of the Jolly Pumpkins are that great, not sour enough. Go for Odell or New Belgium La Folie.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:50 AM   #15
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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.
+1 on Berliner Weisse....my absolute favorite style of sour, and I've just recently discovered this
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I like Dutchess du Bourgogne (sp). It was the first sour I tried and got me started on them. Funny thing was I got it not knowing it was a sour and almost poured it out thinking it had gone bad, even though I was somewhat enjoying it. Monk's Cafe is a decent one I've seen quite a few places, and not near as sour as DdB.

I also got to try a Rodenbach a few months back while on a business trip. I rather enjoyed it too, found it more like Monk's than the DdB.

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...Any Jolly Pumpkin Beer. ....
IMHO - just make sure Bam Noire isn't the first Jolly Pumpkin beer you try. I love sours, but was barely able to choke this one down (and other sour aficionados I know dumped theirs down the drain).

I look forward to trying more Jolly Pumpkin beers, as many respected people speak highly of them.... but I'll stay far away from the Bam Noire.

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cantillon gueuze is a classic and got my attention.. really, just look for anything with flemish, flanders, farmhouse, oud bruin, berliner, lambic, cuvee, kriek, framboise, roeselare, gueuze, ect.. idk if there's more but looking for most of those names will get you there.. should make a list for sure
Edit: some saisons are mildly tart and sour..

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IMHO - just make sure Bam Noire isn't the first Jolly Pumpkin beer you try. I love sours, but was barely able to choke this one down (and other sour aficionados I know dumped theirs down the drain).

I look forward to trying more Jolly Pumpkin beers, as many respected people speak highly of them.... but I'll stay far away from the Bam Noire.

... just my $.02, and worth about that.
BLASPHEMY! I love Bam Noire. I mean its not much in the sour category but the Brett in it is awesome. You get that leathery funk that I don't see in a lot of funky beers.
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