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Official Policy on Sour Stouts


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GT2 8366:586
Can we get an admin to chime in here about sour stouts? To me, seems they are all listed under stout.

Is this the proper way for the site to do this, ie, someone orders or buys a "stout" and ends up with something sour. To me, should be under sour/wild or sour red/brown.


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JoeMcPhee 8411:508
Examples? Thereís no reason they need to go under stout - sour/wild would be appropriate in some cases.
7/3/2013 7:12:58 PM

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GT2 8366:586
Mostly JP Madrugada Obscura. Havenít had the new Anchorage Darkest Hour but that could be one as well.
7/3/2013 7:17:15 PM

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MacBoost 1260:20
7/3/2013 7:18:57 PM

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jackl 4567:400
Similarly, it seems that a lot of fruit sours are listed as fruit beers on the site. If a dominating characteristic of a beer is sourness, shouldnít it be listed as sour/wild?
7/3/2013 7:19:35 PM

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Rosebud butternuts 2396:36
7/3/2013 7:21:32 PM

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drowland 5993:172
Originally posted by Rosebud butternuts
This is listed as a sour:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/jester-king-funk-metal/186161/


that was going to be my example as well
7/3/2013 7:24:53 PM

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RABinCO 1213:72
7/3/2013 7:32:43 PM

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RABinCO 1213:72
this is a tough subject. does it matter whether it is a totally unique beer brewed with the ingredients of a stout but fermented as a sour? or, as in the example i posted, itís the breweryís normal stout that was then put into barrels with wile yeasts so as to make it sour.
7/3/2013 7:34:28 PM

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TheAlum 5687:10
Originally posted by GT2
Mostly JP Madrugada Obscura. Havenít had the new Anchorage Darkest Hour but that could be one as well.


JP Brewers want their beer under their base.

Thatís not changing (And my own feelings have moved closer to yours over the years.. but ultimately.. not my call one way or the other).
7/3/2013 7:51:45 PM

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Drake 8339:476
The overarching rule is it goes to the style with the more dominant characteristics. Or, in the case of a yes/no question, i.e. is this a sour beer... it can be "is this sour enough to be a sour." I am the one who put Sour Devil as a sour, and that was my thinking. In some cases we have to make the best judgment we can.

Whatís funny/frustrating is that sometimes this happens...
Monday... User A... Itís a stout.
Tuesday... User B... Itís a sour.
Wednesday... User A... Itís a stout.
Thursday... User C... Itís a sour.
Friday... User D... Itís a stout.
Saturday... User B... Itís a sour.
Etc.
7/3/2013 7:54:13 PM

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