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Old 06-17-2008, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default Sour beers - where do I start?

After hearing about sour/infected beers over the past year or so, I'm looking to try some. I'm a noob with this style(s), so can you guys recommend some starting points?

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you could just jump in and go with any of the Cantillon beers from Belgium


start with the Lou Peppe Kreik

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you could just jump in and go with any of the Cantillon beers from Belgium


start with the Lou Peppe Kreik
So the Kreik style is sour?
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Rodenbach is well known and a decent sour. They have a classic Red and a Grand Cru, the Grand Cru is really good. I really like Duchesse de Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe.

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So the Kreik style is sour?
Kreik is Lambic with cherries. Famboise is Lambic with raspberries. Geueze is unfruited lambic.

I suggest starting with Lindemans, as it's the easiest to find...though they use fruit juice concentrate and aren't as authentic...and they're a little too sweet and fruity for my tastes.

Past that, go with my all-time favorite, Hanssen's. Their kreik is the JOINT!!!! Also try the Geueze. Anything by Cantillon is amazing too. Also try some flanders red styles. Monk's sour is awesome. Rodenbach is delicious, and Rodenbach Grand Cru is even better, I think.
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I know where I can get Cantillon and Rodenbach. I definitely have access to Lindeman's but I want the authentic stuff. Are there any American versions?

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Kreik is Lambic with cherries. Famboise is Lambic with raspberries. Geueze is unblended lambic.
Gueuze is blended young and aged Lambic.
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Gueuze is blended young and aged Lambic.
I think Evan! meant unfruited Lambic...
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I know Russian River Brewing Co. in Santa Rosa, CA has three soured barrel aged beers called Temptation, Supplication, and Beatification. Not sure you can get them out there, but there are some good sour beers coming out of American craft breweries.

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I know Russian River Brewing Co. in Santa Rosa, CA has three soured barrel aged beers called Temptation, Supplication, and Beatification. Not sure you can get them out there, but there are some good sour beers coming out of American craft breweries.
Thanks, I have heard of them but didn't realize they were soured. I have a 750ml of Ommegeddon which has Brett in it. I haven't tasted it yet though...
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