Sour beer brings a truly unique taste to your glass or bottle. You won't find the malty or hoppy flavors beer usually provides. Instead, you'll get tartness and — duh — sourness. The signature taste comes from wild yeast, which sounds a little gross but is actually perfectly safe. In fact, the scope of flavors is just as broad as the brewing styles and types of sour beers. American Wild Ale, Berliner Weisse, Gose, Flanders Red Ale, Lambic, Faro and Gueuze are among the array of sour styles you'll find.
Types of Sour Ale:
If your idea of a satisfying snack ranges from oranges and tangerines to Sour Patch Kids, you'll love sour beer. Try a few different styles to find the one you like best:
How To Drink It:
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The citrus notes found in many sour beers can help cleanse the palate before a meal, and the spicy notes that frequently arise from these beers can make them more satisfying. Try aiding the sour taste by garnishing the rim of your glass with a wedge of lime or lemon — if you think you can handle it.