Search Terms: Sour Ale, Mixed Fermentation Sour, Lactic Sour
Parent Tags: SOUR DOMINANT - SOUR BEER - ALE.
The “Sour Ales” are catch-all styles for any non-traditional Mixed Fermentation 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 Sour taste must clearly be perceptible, not just some funkiness.