- Chinon00 Feb 21, 2011 04:47 PM
So the wife and I had a pretty eventful and exciting weekend of sour beer tasting. We enjoyed the following:
1) Petrus Aged Pale Ale
2) Boon Oude Geuze
3) Monk's Flemish Sour Ale
4) Russian River Temptation
5) BFM Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien
1 and 2 were the most Brut Champagne like with some yeast and bone dry. 3 was vinegary and cola like with white peppercorns. 5 was similar to 3 with more charm and restraint depite being 11% abv. Our favorite was 4 the Russian River Temptation. Stupendous nose with similar taste. Subtle use of oak. A real gem.
So what's you favorite sour right now?
I went through the sour phase a few years back, and my favorite was a blend I would make with 75% Cantillon kriek and 25% Lindemann's kriek, or 50/50 with Boon Kriek. The sweeter krieks gave the balance necessary from me to be able to drink it since I have issues with drinks that are too acidic, and the cantillon would contribute those bright refreshing flavors I associate with brett fermentation.
I only drink sour beer now at beerfests when I need to reset my palate. To me its just a novelty.
<returning my beer geek membership card....I don't want it anymore anyway>
Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait. I love that stuff, and I had an aged one that was even better.
No comment on the sours but, am green with envy that your wife shares in your beer tastings. You're a lucky man.