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Old 08-30-2012, 12:13 AM   #1
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Let's get right down to it: I've grown tired of the typical IPA/PA/red/lager/stout crap.

The bottle shop I work at just got a case of Brux by Sierra Nevada/Russian River.

Now then: the most "sour" brew I've had would probably be a Framboise or something along that line, and I couldn't stand it. Looking to further advance my brewological palate, is Brux on the higher end of lambics/sours or would that be too much for someone not accustomed to such a brew? If not, any suggestions?
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:19 AM   #2
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The reviews I've read say it isn't very sour - yet. I have a bottle, too, but I'm cellaring it for at least a year. I was going to get 2 bottles, but at 14.00 ea, I decided on just the one. I love sour beers, FWIW. I think Brux at this age would probably be a good intro. Alternatively, you could do a Monk's Cafe or (if you get it where you are) try just about anything by Jolly Pumpkin.

 
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:26 AM   #3
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i had Brux a few weeks ago. it had a nice aroma with a very slight funk. the appearance was hazy and very light amber in color. the taste has some spice to it, slight brett funk with a dry finish. it wasnt sour at all. if you want a sour beer that is fairly common try jolly pumpkin.

 
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:34 AM   #4
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The reviews I've read say it isn't very sour - yet. I have a bottle, too, but I'm cellaring it for at least a year. I was going to get 2 bottles, but at 14.00 ea, I decided on just the one. I love sour beers, FWIW. I think Brux at this age would probably be a good intro. Alternatively, you could do a Monk's Cafe or (if you get it where you are) try just about anything by Jolly Pumpkin.
Yeah, we're running ours at $15.99 just because our distributors are a bunch of d0uches, but I'm still kind of intrigued.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:05 AM   #5
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Since you are in CA, drink any of the Russian River sours.

If you want a mild starter sour try Zoetzuur by DeProef. It's less acidic than Monks or LaRoja. It's tart and woody with mild cherry.



Lost Abbey Red Poppy is a good one, but spendy. Same for Cuvee de Tomme

 
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:13 AM   #6
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I'm going to prolly try this tonight and pitch the dregs into a batch to put away for a year.. trying to get sum tart pie cherries to rack onto and add a couple cubes of oak..
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:58 AM   #7
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I heard the brett beer by new belgium got pasteurized. A bit off topic but If you want one of those, don't age it, drink it up.

 
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:02 AM   #8
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When you say that you've had a framboise and couldn't stand it, would that perhaps be Lindeman's framboise? Because that beer is nothing like a genuine framboise. RR will be selling their for breast cancer awareness month soon, and it is excellent.

 
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:21 AM   #9
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If you can still find it, I personally enjoy DFH Festina Peche. No Brett in it just lacto though. I had Brux a few nights ago and it had more funk than sour.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:25 AM   #10
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I second trying Monk's Sour (Edmanster, I thought that was pasteurized?) and I also recommend flanders de bourgogne. In my area those both go for about $15/4-pack (330mL bottles). If you can get any of the Crooked Stave beers, they seem more funky than sour to me (the guava petite sour in particular).
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