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What the Sour? Top 10 Sours This Month!

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Sour Me Unicorn Farts from DuClaw Brewing Co. Source: DuClaw Brewing Co.

Last month we announced that we've partnered with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery as part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration to develop a crowd-sourced beer recipe that anyone can brew! To pick the style of the beer, we dug into our own vault of data over the last 10 years. In that search we found that sours had the highest increase in check-ins year over year (163%), a consistent average rating of 3.9 or above, and an average sentiment score of 72% positive among users who had left a review for beer of that style. I would've never guessed that the data would show this, so I decided to take a look at the top trending sours in the last 30 days on Untappd. What are you sour fans drinking out there right now?

So without further ado, here is the top 10 list!

10. SeaQuench Ale by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Named one of the best low-cal sour ales, this little but mighty kettle sour packs some serious fruit flavor. It is a tart Berliner Weiss brewed in sequence with black limes, sour lime juice and sea salt to make this the most thirst-slaying beer Dogfish Head has ever brewed!

SeaQuench Ale

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Sour - Fruited Gose

Total (?) 315,272

Unique (?) 209,935

4.9% ABV

10 IBU

(3.71)

190,181 Ratings

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery by SeaQuench Ale

Jason is drinking a SeaQuench Ale by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery at Untappd at Home

Lovely flavor strangely well complimented by the salt. Not overly sour, juat very flavorful.

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Cheers to Independent U.S. Craft Breweries (Level 3) Earned the Cheers to Independent U.S. Craft Breweries (Level 3) badge! Verified Adventure (Level 6) Earned the Verified Adventure (Level 6) badge! Wheel of Styles (Level 4) Earned the Wheel of Styles (Level 4) badge!

9. Tropisch Und Sauer by Ängöl

This sour, a Fruited Berliner Weisse, comes from a brewery from Sweden. Notes of Pineapple, Mango and Apricot make up this fruity sour blend. Tons of check-ins are saying positive things, including that it's a good mix of a wheat beer and sour fruity blend!

Tropisch Und Sauer

Ängöl

Sour - Fruited Berliner Weisse

Total (?) 6,124

Unique (?) 5,835

4.3% ABV

No IBU

(3.23)

5,638 Ratings

Ängöl by Tropisch Und Sauer

Siri W. is drinking a Tropisch Und Sauer by Ängöl

Tropisk och fräsch! Tillfälligt sortiment!

Ich Bin Ein Berliner Earned the Ich Bin Ein Berliner badge!

8. Rodenbach Grand Cru by Brouwerij Rodenbach

This is an aged Belgian red ale, which according to the label was "ripened quietly in oak barrels for two years". A traditional Belgian style Flanders Red Ale, it's definitely a fan favorite with over a quarter-million check-ins!

Rodenbach Grand Cru

Brouwerij Rodenbach

Sour - Flanders Red Ale

Total (?) 232,292

Unique (?) 173,744

6% ABV

35 IBU

(3.7)

159,206 Ratings

Brouwerij Rodenbach by Rodenbach Grand Cru

Fredrik L. is drinking a Rodenbach Grand Cru by Brouwerij Rodenbach at Tjärnsjö Recreation Centre

Fin färg, lätt syra, rejäl smak av körsbär, fylliga smaker, riktigt bra! Glad att jag köpte 6st!

Bottle

Belgian Holiday  (Level 15) Earned the Belgian Holiday (Level 15) badge!

7. Duchesse de Bourgogne by Brouwerij Verhaeghe

Another Flanders Red Ale in the list! Made in Vichte, Belgium, this refreshing ale is matured in oak casks; smooth with a rich texture and interplay of passion fruit, and chocolate, and a long, dry acidic finish.

Duchesse de Bourgogne

Brouwerij Verhaeghe

Sour - Flanders Red Ale

Total (?) 293,564

Unique (?) 211,924

6.2% ABV

11 IBU

(3.72)

193,570 Ratings

Brouwerij Verhaeghe by Duchesse de Bourgogne

Johann H. is drinking a Duchesse de Bourgogne by Brouwerij Verhaeghe at Untappd at Home

Bottle

Untappd at Home Earned the Untappd at Home badge! Brew Traveler (Level 3) Earned the Brew Traveler (Level 3) badge! Verified Adventure (Level 2) Earned the Verified Adventure (Level 2) badge! Belgian Holiday (Level 2) Earned the Belgian Holiday (Level 2) badge!

6. Sour Monkey by Victory Brewing Company

Hello from Pennsylvania! Sour Monkey is play off of Victory's ever popular Golden Monkey. This sour has "fruity notes from imported Belgian yeast swirl through a precise souring.

Sour Monkey

Victory Brewing Company

Sour - Other

Total (?) 197,252

Unique (?) 146,083

9.5% ABV

10 IBU

(3.82)

132,863 Ratings

Victory Brewing Company by Sour Monkey

Chad M. is drinking a Sour Monkey by Victory Brewing Company at Untappd at Home

I dig the label and the taste. This is a 9.5% and worth the price paid!!!

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5. Berry Crush Sour by Brygghuset Finn

This is a collaboration between Brygghuset Finn and Friends Company, which are both in Sweden. Definitely a pucker's delight. Just look at that color!

Berry Crush Sour

Brygghuset Finn

Collaboration with Friends Company

Sour - Fruited

Total (?) 8,212

Unique (?) 7,891

5.6% ABV

No IBU

(3.55)

7,613 Ratings

Brygghuset Finn by Berry Crush Sour

Lori P. is drinking a Berry Crush Sour by Brygghuset Finn at Untappd at Home

Fresh and fruity!

Purchased at Systembolaget City

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4. Rainbow Sherbet by Prairie Artisan Ales

This delicious sour is out of Prairie Artisan Ales from Oklahoma. Even with a clear color this sour packs a ton of flavor. Described as a "summer forward sour ale with raspberry, pineapple and orange."

Rainbow Sherbet

Prairie Artisan Ales

Sour - Fruited

Total (?) 43,125

Unique (?) 37,421

5.2% ABV

No IBU

(4.04)

34,368 Ratings

Prairie Artisan Ales by Rainbow Sherbet

Alex Y. is drinking a Rainbow Sherbet by Prairie Artisan Ales at Untappd at Home

very interesting one, lime sour, orange, bit sweet, vanilla, some pastry aftertaste like nutella, bubble gum and rainbow) you'll definitely remember this

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Cheers to Independent U.S. Craft Breweries (Level 37) Earned the Cheers to Independent U.S. Craft Breweries (Level 37) badge! Fruits of Your Labor (Level 56) Earned the Fruits of Your Labor (Level 56) badge!

3. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake by Prairie Artisan Ales

Upside-Down cake? Count me in! This fruited sour aims to bring the flavor of cake to your glass! It's brewed with pineapple, pecans, cherries, and of course, yellow cake.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Prairie Artisan Ales

Sour - Fruited

Total (?) 7,901

Unique (?) 7,547

4.9% ABV

No IBU

(3.64)

6,821 Ratings

2. Wild Little Thing by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sours are everywhere, even brewed by large breweries like Sierra Nevada! This slightly sour Wild Little Thing has just the right smack of tartness for serious refreshment, while guava, hibiscus and strawberry lend fruity-sweet depth and a bright pop of color.

Wild Little Thing

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sour - Fruited

Total (?) 32,060

Unique (?) 28,584

5.5% ABV

7 IBU

(3.58)

26,072 Ratings

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. by Wild Little Thing

Marty C. is drinking a Wild Little Thing by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. at Pints Of The Round Table

Guava it to me, baby!

Purchased at FILO Liquors

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1. Sour Me Unicorn Farts by DuClaw Brewing Company

This is a very interesting beer with a wild name. Out of Baltimore, MD, DuClaw is turning heads with the number one sour this month! This glittered sour ale with fruity cereal mashed in, brings slightly tart sour, a bouquet of fruits & a hint of biscuit. It's a collaboration between DuClaw and a local Donut Shop, Diablo Doughnuts!

Sour Me Unicorn Farts

DuClaw Brewing Company

Sour - Other

Total (?) 26,477

Unique (?) 23,857

5.5% ABV

10 IBU

(3.78)

21,739 Ratings

DuClaw Brewing Company by Sour Me Unicorn Farts

John F. is drinking a Sour Me Unicorn Farts by DuClaw Brewing Company at Untappd at Home

not to sweet, not to sour. The glitter looked awesome!

Untappd at Home (Level 2) Earned the Untappd at Home (Level 2) badge! Verified Adventure Earned the Verified Adventure badge! Photogenic Brew Earned the Photogenic Brew badge!

There you have it! The top 10 sours in the last 30 days on Untappd! How many have you tried? Be sure to follow me on Twitter at @gregavola and on Untappd at @gregavola.

If you are interested in checking out the recipe and brewing the beer for our 10th Anniversary, check out untappd.com/10 for the details.

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