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Official Policy on Sour Stouts

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GT2
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beers 9372 º places 659 º 19:11 Wed 7/3/2013

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.


 
JoeMcPhee
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beers 9004 º places 529 º 19:12 Wed 7/3/2013

Examples? Thereís no reason they need to go under stout - sour/wild would be appropriate in some cases.

 
GT2
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beers 9372 º places 659 º 19:17 Wed 7/3/2013

Mostly JP Madrugada Obscura. Havenít had the new Anchorage Darkest Hour but that could be one as well.

 
MacBoost
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beers 1539 º places 25 º 19:18 Wed 7/3/2013
 
jackl
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beers 5812 º places 544 º 19:19 Wed 7/3/2013

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?

 
drowland
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beers 7055 º places 216 º 19:24 Wed 7/3/2013

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

 
RABinCO
beers 1399 º places 87 º 19:32 Wed 7/3/2013
 
RABinCO
beers 1399 º places 87 º 19:34 Wed 7/3/2013

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.

 
TheAlum
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beers 6373 º places 10 º 19:51 Wed 7/3/2013

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).

 
Drake
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beers 10695 º places 574 º 19:54 Wed 7/3/2013

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.