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Old 07-15-2010, 05:42 PM   #11
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I think something that might help you is to take something on the softer side (like Bruery's Berlinner weisse or maybe Duchesse) to follow up a glass of something sweet and heavy, like an old ale, RIS or barleywine.
One of the things that I absolutely love about sour beers is how the dryness and tartness are so palate-cleansing. They pair amazingly with a wide bearth of food for this reason. Try pairing one with a thick beef stew, or a flat iron steak with potatoes.


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Old 07-15-2010, 05:52 PM   #12
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I've enjoyed Flemish reds and browns. I've had regular Rodebach and enjoyed it, never had the Grand Cru, but will try it at some point. I've had a couple of really sour beers that I just didn't care for. I'm trying to track down Cantillon at the moment, but am also aware that I may try it and not like it. At the BN Winter Beer Festival, Odanata had a beer called Rosa. People were raving about it. The only thing I could think to say was, "Boy, this sure is sour!" That being said, it didn't taste bad necessarily, just more sour than I would normally enjoy.


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Old 07-15-2010, 06:04 PM   #13
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Maybe your taste buds just don't dig the sour. We're not all the same when it comes to tasting. Something to with the various taste receptors and their numbers and distribution on your tongue. Ol factory receptors follow the same rules.
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I really can't stand most bitter flavors. The first time I tried an IPA my tongue felt like it had been sexually violated by a pine cone.
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:26 PM   #14
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Speaking of sours...

One of our local pubs has Russian River Consecration on tap right now.
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:27 PM   #15
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Have you tried anything from Jolly Pumpkin? Personally I thought Luciernaga was not very sour at all, although I very much enjoyed Cantillon's Classic Geuze so my perception of sour is different than yours. Oro de Calabaza was a step up in tartness from Luciernaga, but less so than the Cantillon, but was an excellent beer. I haven't tried a beer from JP that I didn't like.

Otherwise, do you know the vintage of the beers you're trying? They are supposed to get more sour as they get older, so trying a newer vintage may help for you. I've heard that the west coast has been getting some 2010 Cantillon lately.
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:37 PM   #16
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Speaking of sours...

One of our local pubs has Russian River Consecration on tap right now.
Speaking of that...

You suck.
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Oro de Calabaza was a step up in tartness from Luciernaga, but less so than the Cantillon, but was an excellent beer.
I really enjoyed the Oro de Calabaza.
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Have you tried anything from Jolly Pumpkin?
No I haven't. Not sure if they'd be available in my area, and a quick search on my locals show up nothing.

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Otherwise, do you know the vintage of the beers you're trying? They are supposed to get more sour as they get older, so trying a newer vintage may help for you. I've heard that the west coast has been getting some 2010 Cantillon lately.
I have thought about this. I guess it's just another element to play with, leaving me with plenty of sour beers out there to try. I may never like the really sour ones, but I'm going to have fun trying.
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You suck.
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One of my local pubs has Consecration, Temptation, and Supplication on draft and in bottles... in fact, I think I'll take a walk. Ok, I suck.


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