Sour What? The Rise of Sour Beer

What We Recently Learned About Beer – Saturday School Session 5

The sour flavor is our taste sense that perceives acidity.  While a sought after flavor in wines (though for different reasons and achieved by different means) such acidity/sourness in most contemporary styles of beer is avoided as it often indicates that something is wrong with the beer.  But many old world beer styles, (Germany’s Berliner Weisse and Belgian’s Oud Bruin, Flanders Red, and Lambics), which intentionally portray sour notes, are being brought back with growing popularity and quite a bit of innovation by new world brewers. Continue reading