Sour ale is exactly what it sounds like; it’s an ale that’s brewed to be intentionally sour. They’re very acidic beers and tend to be a bit of an acquired taste. They’re very popular in Europe, and pair well counterbalancing sweet dishes. If you’re looking for something out of the box, give pick up a sour ale.What Does Sour Beer Taste Like?
It’s sour… Sour ale taste like ale… only sour… Let’s just pretend this never happened OK?Sour Beer Styles
Over the years many different regions have tired their hand at sour beer:
- American wild ale actually uses bacteria to intensify the sour flavor. Good ol’ USA.
- Berliner Weisse is a popular German breakfast beer. It’s got a low ABV and pairs well with sweet syrups.
- Flanders red ale is unfortunately a reference to the color of the ale and not The Simpsons. Perhaps the most sophisticated of the bunch, these beers are best when aged.