5 comments on “A Numbskull Hallowe’en

  1. Hi Riley
    I came across this on one of my cyclocross sites. Is it true? I am leaving this matter in your hands.
    GG

    Beer Beer Beer, Makes You Want to Cheer
    Mark my words – Flemish sours are going to be the next big thing. They are what rotten fruit would taste like if rotten fruit was delicious and fermented. Which is probably precisely what this primarily consists of. I’m hoping that Mike gets a keg of it, but it costs more than Brent crude by a good bit. Duchesse is the absolute monarch of the category, you must start here. If you want to really impress the beer snobs, get ya some of this.

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    • Hi Gary, Flemish Sours are indeed amazing things! There are two main varieties, Flemish Reds and Oude Bruins. The Reds are from West Flanders, and the Bruins are from East Flanders. I’m not sure that I agree with the Duchesse being the monarch of them all, but she is most certainly delicious. Among the reds are Rodenbach, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Duchesse de Bourgogne, Vichtenaar and Echt Kriekenbier (a red with cherries added, brilliant!). Among the bruins (browns) are the many Liefmans and Petrus ales. The style is quite odd tasting, so most people either love them or hate them, kinda like how some of us loved the Fantome Saison (August blog post), and some of us hated it. Unfortunately Flemish Sours aren’t too common in the stores right now, but we can hope!

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