What the Sour? Top 10 Sours This Month!
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!
Lovely flavor strangely well complimented by the salt. Not overly sour, juat very flavorful.Earned the Cheers to Independent U.S. Craft Breweries (Level 3) badge! Earned the Verified Adventure (Level 6) badge! 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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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."
very interesting one, lime sour, orange, bit sweet, vanilla, some pastry aftertaste like nutella, bubble gum and rainbow) you'll definitely remember thisEarned the Cheers to Independent U.S. Craft Breweries (Level 37) badge! 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.
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.
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!
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.