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Old 10-25-2012, 04:01 PM   #21
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+1 on New Belgium's La Folie. A few years ago, I also had their Eric's Ale. Haven't seen it anywhere since. Was that just a one time thing, or has anyone else seen or tasted it?

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:15 PM   #22
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If you're able to get Odell beers, they currently have an Oud Bruin called the Meddler that is quite tasty.

Also, another vote for Petrus and La Folie.

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:25 PM   #23
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thanks for the help everyone. ive herd sours develop with age. would it be wise to grab a couple bottles of something and let one age for a few months?

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:28 PM   #24
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Cisco Lady of the Woods - Green label, white writing, bomber sized bottle with a caged cork. Sour as ever, pale, highly carbed, rockin' head, with tropical fruit notes and light oak. I'm surprised no one has mentioned them so far being a Mass. Brewery and all.

Anything from Cantillon is amazing. Fantome makes some good, funky brews but they're not extremely sour per se. You can get Oude Tart from The Bruery and Hanssens Oude Kriek on the East Coast, but they are just "good" IMO. The Jolly Pumpkin sours take awhile to become good and fully carb up. I've had more than a few flat ones. Keep your eye out for Captain Lawrence sours, and German Berliner Weisses if you can find them.

You'll find that most of the excellent sours with a decent price are on the West Coast. Russian River, Lost Abbey, and Cascade Brewing make some of my favorite sours. You'll have to trade for those. Jackie O's out of Ohio also makes some excellent sours.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:29 PM   #25
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thanks for the help everyone. ive herd sours develop with age. would it be wise to grab a couple bottles of something and let one age for a few months?
I know that when a blender makes a gueuze that they carefully blend different vintages to achieve a certain taste. This doesn't mean that you can't age it but will be different than what the person blending it was trying to achieve.
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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.
Wow! I was going to RECOMMEND Bam Noire. Bam Biere is also a classic. Weizen Bam if you want the wheaty version, or ES Bam if you want the hoppy version.

I have been meaning to try Oro de Calabaza, as I've heard that is their best... Others say La Roja, but I cannot find a Flanders that I've ever enjoyed, so it's hard to pull the trigger on a $13 bottle.
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My favorite is tough. Really it comes down to 3: Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek, Russian River Supplication and New Belgium La Folie. I hate and love this thread at the same time. I love talking about sours, but now I have a massive urge to go blow some big bucks at my local bottle shop.

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:51 PM   #28
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I live on the Washington coast. I've been wanting to try sour beer also but I have never seen it.
Anyone know of a good sour beer that's available in the Northwest?

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I live on the Washington coast. I've been wanting to try sour beer also but I have never seen it.
Anyone know of a good sour beer that's available in the Northwest?
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I thought JP distributed to the Pacific Northwest?

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