Sour Beer

Samuel Smith Old Brewery

Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout Beer


One of the nicest chocolate stouts I have had. A great brew from those traditional and skilled chaps at Samuel Smiths. — a month ago

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BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)

Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien 2019

BFM = Brasserie Franches Montagne. This is the Flanders Red Ale. A sour ale.

Possibly the best beer I have ever had?
The nose is dried red apple + dried guava +
Tart fruit on the tongue with a finish of sweet malt and tart cherry juice.
A wonderful acid finish that to me is reminiscent of what you might find in a
— 2 months ago

Enderle & Moll

Baden Pinot Noir 2020

What do we get in Liason that we give up in Basis. How big's the gap? The answer is not huge for personality, a little for complexity, and substantially for cohesiveness.

Basis pours darker wtih a condensed core. Leans heavier on fruit than minerals, more direct, head on. Leaps at you with a teabag of bright red cherries, burnt sugar, wooly musk. The mouth is unpolished but it works, a rawness and some crunch. Sour cherries, macerated yogurt cup strawberries, dried orange peel.

Liason is elegant, Basis is fresh.
— a year ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Jan A

Like the sour mouth watering effect of the wine on the palate. Already my last bottle of the case but this still has years of runway ahead. — 13 days ago

Dick, Ira and 11 others liked this

Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2014

Sour cherries along a dusty gravel road. A bit muted. Some herbs and violet. Polished tannins, good acidity, medium plus finish. Sad to realize this might be over the hill as I have several bottles still waiting. It had such an enchanting perfume in its youth. — 9 months ago

John Axel KSMåns Wadensjö
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Maine Beer Company

Lunch India Pale Ale

A favorite - buy ‘em all when I can find ‘em. — 2 years ago

David, GV and 7 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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MBC makes some wonderful stuff 👍

Brewery Omer Vander Ghinste

Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge Flemish Sour Ale

I love Belgian sours this time of year. This one features cherries, apple, oak, and vanilla. Drinks way to easy for the R-OH content. — 3 years ago

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Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

Great beer. The kriek is even better.

Nippon Craft Beer Co

Kagua Blanc Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Wasn’t expecting this to hold up to the amazingly rich tonkatsu at Butagumi. But, really hit the mark, especially with a bite of cabbage — 6 months ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing black currants, plums, sour cherries, light oak, spices, peppercorn, dark coffee, tobacco leaf, earth, wet leaves and herbs.

Short finish with round tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This 13 year old is showing nice complexity now. Tasty and a good food wine.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

This 2010 vintage was probably the best vintage in Rioja in the last 20 years. So nice to try these kind of wines.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 80% Tempranillo and 15% Garnacha with Graciano and Mazuelo. Aged for 5 years in used American oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 7 months ago

Dawn, Jose and 18 others liked this
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

@"Odedi" Always a fave!

Enderle & Moll

Liaison Pinot Noir 2019

Perfect autumn wine. Crisp red apple, kirsch, cranberry, raspberry, wet wood chips and porcini. So transparent in the glass and such a delicate texture (can’t believe the 14.1% ABV🤯 on the label). Watch out: VA starts creeping up and that lovely fragrant bouquet of roses on day 1 starts turning sour and synthetic on day 3. — 2 years ago

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Jae Cho

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Love it when it’s on, but the VA can really be too much.
Adriana Fabbro

Adriana Fabbro

@Jae Cho Yeah. I mean, I still enjoyed the last glass or two even with the VA (it was below my reject threshold), but it detracted a bit. Not the same wine it was on the first night for sure.