How Many Have You Had?

Join Here and Start Rating!

Sour / Wild Beer

The Wild Beer and the Sour Beer are catch-all styles for any golden to amber colored beer where the implementation of a microorganism other than traditional brewer’s yeasts ensures a drier, thinner, sour and/or funkier product. Such microorganisms includes Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, Saccharomyces and Brettanomyces. Younger versions are brighter and fruitier, while older ones possess more depth of funk and may lose more of the base style character. The base beer style becomes less relevant because the various yeast and bacteria tend to dominate the profile. They are also often the result of a Mixed-Fermentation Blend of beers aged in barrels. Wood or barrel aging is very common in this type of beers, but not required. They are non-traditional beer interpretations or experimentations inspired by Belgian classic sour / wild ales.


   
 

Serve in Snifter ·   Tulip ·   Tumbler ·  



Top Tags

 barrel aged  wine barrel  raspberry  collaboration  brettanomyces  cherry  hopped sour  blackberry  citra  lactobacillus

Top Raters

djd07 
1664 
Travlr 
1635 
mcberko 
1632 
Ferris 
1418 
jtclockwork 
1287 
yespr 
1170 
fonefan 
1131 
j12601 
1043 
deyholla 
961 
Oakes 
956