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Old 06-14-2011, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default Recommendations for a good sour?

I'm curious to brew something a sour of some form. I've had a few fruit lambics over the years, but outside of that, I don't think I've ever had a proper sour beer. Any recommendations on a good sour style to start with, and any recommendations on a commercial brew that's a good demonstration of one of the style I can try before I even consider attempting to brew one?

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Old 06-14-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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bell's brewery - oarsmen

pretty simple straight forward example.

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Old 06-14-2011, 10:28 PM   #3
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See if you can get your hands on a Rodenbach, or Rodenbach Gran Cru.

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Old 06-14-2011, 11:21 PM   #4
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I need to try this again. I'm on record as saying that it was the worst beer I've ever had. But I think it was my fault, I didn't really know what I was ordering. I was at this awesome little beer bar called Stubbies and was a couple in and started ordering wildly off the menu.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:58 PM   #6
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I need to try this again. I'm on record as saying that it was the worst beer I've ever had. But I think it was my fault, I didn't really know what I was ordering. I was at this awesome little beer bar called Stubbies and was a couple in and started ordering wildly off the menu.
This is exactly why I intend to try one before I brew one. I'm not sure if I'll like it. Both Flanders suggestions are allegedly available locally, so I'll pick one and give it a shot.
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Another great Flanders Red (and one of the few traditionally produced these days, though from Italy) is Panil Bariquée sour. Man it's delicious.

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This beer has a permanent spot in my top 10. Not cheap but worth every penny!

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This is down right my favorite sour. I picked up a 4 pack when I was out of town. I feel like a sucker for not buying more.
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head over to the lambic brewing forum - it degenerates into a sour forum most of the time..

duchess is a good sour as is rodenbach, but imo they don't hold a candle to ichtegems... probably just a personal taste thing, but dayum - that's a good beer. my all time favorite is RRB supplication but i'm very biased.

if you're going to brew sours, just make sure you can wait a year - sh** takes forever. a nice quick sour is a berliner weiss. you can get that in a bottle pretty quick but it's very different than all the beers in this thread.

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