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smellie_hippie 11-15-2012 12:55 PM

Sour Flight
 
So I have been tasked to bring a sampling of sour beers to Thanksgiving festivities with my family this year. A handful of my cousins have a good nose and appreciation for a fine brew, and I in fact give most people in my family a couple bottles of homebrew every year for Chrsitmas.

Anyway, I am trying to get soem ideas for about 4-6 different sour beers to help indoctrinate them to this fine world... but I am not an "expert". I want to avoid the REALLY funky sour beers (Cantillion) just because I think the strong "horse blanket" would completely turn them off.

Some names/styles that I have considered:

Rodenbach
Duchesse (just because my wife and I love it)
Lindemans (Pomme)
Maybe a simple Berliner-weisse (with syrup)

Any other suggestions or recommendations?

Kate00 11-15-2012 12:57 PM

Odell aud bruin ale

New Belgium tart Lychee

If you can find em where you are

ReverseApacheMaster 11-15-2012 02:21 PM

petrus oud bruin
liefman oud bruin and cuvee brut

Schemy 11-15-2012 04:07 PM

Petrus Oud Bruin
Monk's Cafe Oud Bruin

Those are two I particularly enjoy.

bobbrews 11-15-2012 04:09 PM

I would definitely trade from some of the Cascade sours out by Portland, Oregon. All of them are amazing.

Russian River sours from Cali are obviously good too. My favorite is Supplication.

Jolly Pumpkin out of Michigan is closer to your location. Though I find their sours need some age to be complex and nicely carbonated.

somedudefromguam 11-15-2012 04:12 PM

What cascade sours? Cascade Brewing co. ?

bobbrews 11-15-2012 04:14 PM

Yes

MTate37 11-15-2012 05:12 PM

My wife has just recently started getting into sours, and she seems to really enjoy the Timmerman's Cherry and Framboise lambics. I'm mostly an IPA guy, but they taste pretty good to me and seem like easily accessible and not overly sweet. We've also had a gose by Choc Beer out of Oklahoma that was fantastic, but we've only been able to get it locally in a growler. Not sure if they bottle that one.

prpromin 11-15-2012 05:23 PM

Do you get Jolly Pumpkin down that way? If so, I'd add one or two from them.

ICWiener 11-15-2012 05:36 PM

Panil Barriquee (expensive, but worth it)
Petrus Oud Bruin
Brouwerij Bokor's Bellegems Bruin. It isn't mind blowing, but it's cheap and on the sweeter side, like Duchesse. Easy to enjoy.
New Belgium Lips of Faith - La Folie
Liefman's Cuvee Brut

Those are all relatively easy to find, especially if you have a Whole Foods or Total Wine nearby. None of them are too aggresive. Lot's of good sweet and tart flavors going on. Along with the brands you already mentioned, these are what I give to people the first time they try sour beer.


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