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Your thoughts on "Sour Ale" ?

TombstoneShadow | Dec 27, 201310:40 PM

I'm at a local well-stocked beer shoppe a couple months ago and a clerk is saying he's developed a taste for "sour ale". I leave mildly intrigued and on a recent buying run I ask him for some recommendations.... leaving with "Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale", "Aud (or oud?) Bruin", and "Silly Sour"....

They didn't cost much so I dispensed with a quick lookup on my ratebeer app... get in the car and find only the Aud Bruin has a rating above 50%, so I'm not expecting anything....

So tried the Aud Bruin and it's interesting.... from the name "sour" I was expecting something really bitter or even disgusting, but instead it's more like "dry".... frankly akin to a dry american pale ale, only with a creamier smoother texture... wasn't crazy about it but might even buy one again...

So tonight I'm trying this Monk's Care and it's really interesting...has some distinctive fruity notes of cherry (maybe semi-sour cherry)...

I'm liking what I've tried so far and looking forward to some really good examples of this category in the near future.

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