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Old 06-17-2008, 04:18 PM   #11
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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?
I believe Allagash has a project going, but I am not sure when their first release is/was/will be?

The Lindeman's, like Evan! mentions is a fair intro because it is readily available. Aside from being extremely sweet, it does have the nice mustiness in it and does have an enjoyable flavor for what it is. But imho, it's not very sour. New Glarus's Raspberry Tart is very similar to the Lineman's Framboise.

The Rodenbach Grand Cru and Cantillon are certainly good places to start, just be open to exploring the flavors.

There used to be a popular beverage called a "Shrub" which is basically water, vinegar, fruit juice or concentrate and some sugar to balance. Serve it on ice on a hot day is supposedly good. Albeit, this is a far cry from a sour beer, it will give you a similar experience to gauge if you are up for the intensity some of these beers have to offer. A coworker cannot see the value in sour beers. Me on the other hand, well I love all sorts of experiences.
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:25 PM   #13
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I believe Allagash has a project going, but I am not sure when their first release is/was/will be?

The Lindeman's, like Evan! mentions is a fair intro because it is readily available. Aside from being extremely sweet, it does have the nice mustiness in it and does have an enjoyable flavor for what it is. But imho, it's not very sour. New Glarus's Raspberry Tart is very similar to the Lineman's Framboise.

The Rodenbach Grand Cru and Cantillon are certainly good places to start, just be open to exploring the flavors.

There used to be a popular beverage called a "Shrub" which is basically water, vinegar, fruit juice or concentrate and some sugar to balance. Serve it on ice on a hot day is supposedly good. Albeit, this is a far cry from a sour beer, it will give you a similar experience to gauge if you are up for the intensity some of these beers have to offer. A coworker cannot see the value in sour beers. Me on the other hand, well I love all sorts of experiences.
I'm also into new experiences and I don't want to rule any styles if I haven't tried them. I may not like them but I'll give them a good shot...
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Lindemans Pomme (Apple) is a dead ringer for Apple Jolly Ranchers.
Also you might be able to find a Berliner Weiss or a Gose these days. Someone brought a homebrew example to Bobby's (from the Whales Club) when I was there.

These are mildly sour.

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Lindemans Pomme (Apple) is a dead ringer for Apple Jolly Ranchers.
Also you might be able to find a Berliner Weiss or a Gose these days. Someone brought a homebrew example to Bobby's (from the Whales Club) when I was there.

These are mildly sour.
I'll look for some Festina Peche or Kindl Weisse. I'd really like to try Lindemans Gueuze Cuvee Rene...
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Lindemans Pomme (Apple) is a dead ringer for Apple Jolly Ranchers.
Also you might be able to find a Berliner Weiss or a Gose these days. Someone brought a homebrew example to Bobby's (from the Whales Club) when I was there.

These are mildly sour.
By the way, thanks for introducing me to the Lindemans at Papagos. I've been pushing the apple on all the women who tell me they don't like beer in a snobby absolute tone.

Ben, try Rodenbach red. It's really good.
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Ben, try Rodenbach red. It's really good.
Thanks, I'm gonna pick up the Red and Grand Cru...
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I have a 750ml of Ommegeddon which has Brett in it. I haven't tasted it yet though...
My first true sour was Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale with Brett in it. It was different.
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By the way, thanks for introducing me to the Lindemans at Papagos. I've been pushing the apple on all the women who tell me they don't like beer in a snobby absolute tone.
I shudder to think the damage I could have done back in the day-- armed with this knowledge.
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I'm also into new experiences and I don't want to rule any styles if I haven't tried them. I may not like them but I'll give them a good shot...
Cool deal. I was just kind of giving a general "kind of tastes like" thing with the Shrub idea. I guess all in all though, you'd only be out some clams (I can only get these types of singles one place and they are quite costly) so nothing ventured...nothing gained .
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