Can someone suggest a sour beer? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Can someone suggest a sour beer?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-17-2013, 03:00 AM   #1
jamorgan3777
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Appleton, WI
Posts: 86
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts



I have never tried one before but would like to . Can you all suggest a few commercial types to get me started? Are they hard to find?

Thanks!
__________________
________________

Tap 1: Red Pale Ale Tap 2: Centennial Blonde Tap 3: First attempt at Cider
Next Project: Brew Kettle Upgrades
Next Brew: ???

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 03:30 AM   #2
pdxal
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jul 2010
Portland, OR
Posts: 1,564
Liked 165 Times on 151 Posts


Rodenbach.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 03:37 AM   #3
slowbie
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Raleigh, NC
Posts: 641
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by jamorgan3777 View Post
I have never tried one before but would like to . Can you all suggest a few commercial types to get me started? Are they hard to find?

Thanks!
Some can be very hard to find. Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen make some excellent sour beers, but they are nearly impossible to find in the US right now.

However, there are other options that are worth looking out for. First and foremost, a word of caution: many fruit "lambics" available in the US are artificially sweetened and not good representations of what a fruit lambic should taste like. Most notable one to avoid Lindemann's, but I would suggest you exercise caution if you choose to seek out fruit lambics.

Now that I've sufficiently trashed Lindemann's, I'll start by recommending the Lindemann's Cuvee Rene gueuze. It is the cheapest and easiest to find gueuze in the US.

Rodenbach, both original and grand cru, are also relatively easy to find and will give you a taste of a different style (Flanders red).

For American examples, Jolly Pumpkin is most widely available. I like Bam Biere, Oro de Calabaza, and La Roja from them. If you're in their distribution area, Russian River is also well known for their -ation line of sour beers (though I'm not sure how easy they are to find).

Other than Russian River, these should be readily available on the shelf of the best beer store in town in most states in the US.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 03:40 AM   #4
ArtVandelay
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Milwaukee
Posts: 374
Liked 14 Times on 8 Posts


Monks cafe and duchess de Bourgogne are realtively easy to find. Russian river doesn't distribute to WI although they make amazing stuff.

Also new Belgium la folie

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 03:56 AM   #5
Broham1
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Broham1's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Vancouver, WA
Posts: 372
Liked 54 Times on 43 Posts


Come to Portland and spend a day at the Cascade Barrel House. Seriously. Yum. Okay, now I think I need to go this weekend!

BoomerHarley Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 04:04 AM   #6
cfonnes
Recipes 
 
Jun 2010
Utah
Posts: 929
Liked 64 Times on 49 Posts


Let the Duchess de Bourgoune pop your cherry.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 04:40 AM   #7
Braufessor
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Braufessor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
NE Iowa, Iowa
Posts: 3,067
Liked 850 Times on 593 Posts


Rodenbach
Madam Rose (goose Island)
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja
Some of the New Glarus ones at brew festivals
Duchesse

Those are the ones that got me hooked.
These are all more of the "tart/cherry" type flanders Red sours. There are others that are more "wild" - but I loved these.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 04:48 AM   #8
Gavagai
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
Lincoln, Massachusetts
Posts: 174
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


You might be able to find some of the following:

Lambic:
Lindemans Cuvee Rene (don't get anything else from Lindemans, though)
Drie Fonteinen
Hannsens
Tilquin

Flemish (-style):
Rodenbach (preferably Grand Cru)
Cuvee de Jacobins Rouge
Duchesse du Bourgoune
Petrus Aged Pale
Liefmans Goudeband
La Folie

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 11:21 AM   #9
Piratwolf
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Va Beach, VA
Posts: 2,118
Liked 128 Times on 119 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Broham1
Come to Portland and spend a day at the Cascade Barrel House. Seriously. Yum. Okay, now I think I need to go this weekend!
Or order from their website & have it shipped to your door!
__________________
Piratwolf: "I've heard that Belgian Blondes can be "panty droppers" but they're not particularly high IBU nor cheap."

jmendez29: Haha! I get it! :ban:
Wait. You're not talking about beer, right?
You're talking about beer. That could have been a whole lot more fun.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 12:44 PM   #10
Dirty25
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Dirty25's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Mackenbach, Germany
Posts: 262
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


Leifamans is pretty easy to get in my are. Rodenbach makes a good be also but not available in AR. Just don't try lindemans lambicks those are sweetened with syrup and do not represent the true style

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/283/773

Here is the link to the gouldbond on BA so you know what it looks like.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanted: Sour beer lovers to taste a sour mash beer OldRalHoleBrewing Lambic & Wild Brewing 12 09-03-2012 04:16 AM
Suggest Me a Beer for My Wedding JeffersonJ General Beer Discussion 9 06-03-2011 03:26 PM
Please suggest me some beer recipes using these ingredients domnu_mircea Recipes/Ingredients 9 05-09-2011 07:52 PM
Suggest a beer for this dish... Lodovico Cooking & Pairing 12 12-15-2010 12:47 PM
can someone suggest a beer. jjsscram General Beer Discussion 2 03-01-2005 07:17 PM


Forum Jump