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  1. Jordan
    December 12, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Cascade sang noir is infinetly better that apricot. La follie is the most widely distributed, but is in no way the best. I hate you all.

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  2. Joseph
    June 15, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    The Bruery Mother Foncker

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  3. Tristan F.
    June 14, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    Easy answer- Telegraph.

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  4. Eric
    June 14, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    How are Cascade The Vine and Cascade Apricot on here but not Cascade Sang Noir, which is undoubtedly their best sour beer?

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  5. Chris
    June 13, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    Allagash Coolship Resurgam

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  6. HopHeadSaid
    June 13, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    Add one for the best sour of all time … New Glarus Enigma!

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  7. Douglas Getty
    June 11, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    Looks like Rivertown is trying to steal the vote like Ashland did

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  8. Diana
    June 8, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

    I love New Belgium Eric’s Sour Peach Ale 🙂

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  9. Tom
    June 8, 2012 @ 2:18 am

    Rivertown Lambic

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  10. Jeff Rath
    June 7, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    Rivertown Lambic

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  11. Mike
    June 7, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

    Rivertown Lambic!

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  12. MatrixSnareUC
    June 7, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    RIVERTOWN LAMBIC!

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  13. Danny Spears
    June 7, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    Rivertown’s Lambic is by far the best. Hands down!

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  14. Allen Latta
    June 7, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    Write in for Rivertown’s Lambic

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  15. Jasr
    June 7, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    Rivertown Lambic!!! Rivertown Brewing Co. Cincinnati Ohio (write in)

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  16. Zeke
    June 7, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    New Belgium La Folie

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  17. Mark
    June 7, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    Rivertown Brewing’s Lambic

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  18. Melanie
    June 7, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    Rivertown Lambic!!

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  19. Mike R
    June 7, 2012 @ 6:28 am

    Write in: Rivertown Lambic!

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  20. Eric
    June 6, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

    I second that “Write-In” for the Bend Brewing Ching Ching Berliner-Weisse. That is a pleasntly tasty lip-puckering delight. So many sours and tarts on that poll list are worthy, but the Ching Ching is uniquely excellent!

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  21. Leigh
    June 6, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

    I agree that La Roja needs to be added, also really like Cisco Monamy Kriek

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  22. Mark
    June 6, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    Any of the St. Dekkera sour beers from DESTIHL Brewing

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  23. HopZilla
    June 6, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    New Belgium Le Terrlor gets my vote every time.

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  24. mark
    June 6, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    I have to vote for New Belgium Kick, it is the best sour beer that has ever passed these lips!

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  25. Forrest Jackson
    June 6, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    While I admit my sour beer experience is lacking, my vote goes to the New Belgium/Allagash collaboration Vrienden. I loved it! More complex and balanced than La Folie in my opinion. Thoughts/insights?

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  26. DDG
    June 6, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    Dry hopped LE TERROIR is the most unique, interesting and best American made sour I’ve ever had.

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  27. Forrest
    June 6, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    I must admit my sour beer experience is lacking, but my vote goes to the New Belgium and Allagash collaboration Vrienden. I loved it! Had more complex flavor and more balance than La Folie to me

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  28. Andrew
    June 6, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    I have to say I am partial to my local beers and Rivertown Brewing Co in Cincinnati makes a fantastic Lambic!

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  29. Royce
    June 5, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    I agree that Jolly Pumpkin La Roja should be at least nominated.

    Bruery’s the Wanderer takes my vote for sure.

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  30. Matt Keys
    June 5, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    I would like to be the sixth person in the comments here to say that Jolly Pumpkin La Roja deserves to be in this list. (amongst many of their other beers)

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  31. Randy
    June 5, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    Rivertown Lambic

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  32. underdogadam
    June 5, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

    La Roja is great, once you get a year past. drank a 2011 recently, tasted thin and lacking any sour.

    Bruery’s Oude Tart wins for me, since they don’t release it until it’s sour enough.

    Avery makes some solid ones that belong on this list.

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  33. Scott
    June 5, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    While I love La Folie, and even though I suspected it would already be at the top, I voted for Allagash Mattina Rossa (not Rosa). While I’ve had vintages of La Folie that have almost become vinegar, every time I taste Mattina Rossa, it’s as good as or better than the last. Plus, Allagash deserves it for using their koelschip to gather wild Maine yeast for their sour beers.

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  34. Matt P
    June 5, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    Definetly jolly pumpkin la Roja!!!! Added to the list and tallied.

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  35. JB
    June 5, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    I think The Brewery’s sour in the rye is better then the 2 listed

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  36. JT Anderson
    June 5, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    Jolly Pumpkin La RojaAdded to the list and tallied.

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  37. Chris
    June 5, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    Jolly Pumpkins La Roja is so delicious! I want some..right now!

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  38. Matt Spolar
    June 5, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery
    The Grand Wazoo

    Athens, Ohio 45701

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  39. Allen
    June 5, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    Wakefield Brewing – Passionfruit Dragonfruit Berliner and Miami Madness. I’m sure PFDF doesn’t get a nod because of its obscurity but its the #13 overall beer on RB.

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  40. Aubrey Laurence
    June 5, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    I need to drink my second bottle to confirm, but Russian River’s Beatification just might be the best sour I’ve ever had. And RR Consecration is easily within my top 5 as well, along with New Glarus Rasp Tart.

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  41. Josh
    June 5, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    Any of Cisco’s “The Woods” series, but especially the Monomoy.

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  42. Jeff Walton
    June 5, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    You have to add a local Nashville beer. Yazoo Fortuitous. Best. Sour. Ever!!

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  43. Brendan
    June 5, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    Agree with Matthew! Jolly Pumpkin’s La Roja has the kind of complexity and balance that you pretty much never see in American-made sours. The fact that it’s not on this list makes this list a little ridiculous…

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  44. tony
    June 5, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    New Belguim “Clutch” Dark sour done right!

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  45. Lindsay
    June 5, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    Bend Brewing Co. Ching Ching. Won the Sour Gold this year!

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  46. Jeff
    June 5, 2012 @ 7:39 am

    I’d like to see Beatification, Duck Duck Gooze, and Isabelle Proximus on this list.

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  47. Eric
    June 5, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    monk’s cafe flemish sour ale.

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  48. Allison
    June 5, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    New Belgium’s Kick. Favorite beer of

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  49. Mat
    June 4, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

    New Belgium Le Terrior!

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  50. Eric
    June 4, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    People have Red Poppy over Cuvee de Tomme? LOLWUT

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  51. Erica
    June 4, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    New Belgium La Folie. Lauren Salazar is a God.

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  52. Schuyler
    June 3, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    I second: Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze

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  53. LaSard
    June 2, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

    Midnight Sun Open Container

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  54. Chris Q.
    June 2, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    Russian River Temptation.

    Failing that, Cuvee de Castleton edges out Supplication.

    Lots of Lost Abbey beers and a few New Belgium goodies in the mix, but they all split the vote.

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  55. Samantha Velarde
    June 2, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    Beatification?! SLOlambic?! CCK?! NBBC Peach Love?!

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    • Dan
      June 2, 2012 @ 9:39 am

      Somebody’s been hanging out on BA too long, imho,asap and fyi.

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  56. michael
    June 2, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    cuvee de castleton!

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  57. mrkantz
    May 31, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    Cable Car Kriek

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  58. Timothy Augustin
    May 30, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    I wish New Belgium made Le Terroir this year…. I would like to see what Snarling Badger from Grand Teton evolves into in a year or so. I do not think it would win but I think Bell’s Oarsman deserves to be on the list, especially since Berliner Weiss was mentioned at the beginning of this article. I also think Green Flash Rayon Vert, Boulevard Saison Brett and Odell Shenanigans and Saboteur deserve mentions.

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  59. CainR
    May 30, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    Cable car both vintage and Kriek lost abbey!

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  60. Jake
    May 30, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    Jester king wunderkind Sour saison

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  61. Steve McD
    May 30, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    New Glarus Raspberry Tart

    Upland Gilgamesh

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  62. Bill
    May 30, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    Shorts soft parade

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  63. Randall
    May 30, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

    Crooked Stave Blackberry Petite Sour Added to the list and tallied.

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  64. afrokaze
    May 30, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    +1 for Beatification! Added to list and tallied.

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  65. Tyler
    May 30, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    New Belgium- La Terrior

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  66. Sage
    May 30, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    RR Beatification! Added to list and tallied.

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  67. Ian
    May 30, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    Russian River Beatification Added to list, and tallied.

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  68. tomG
    May 30, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze

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  69. Chris
    May 30, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    Write in vote for “Smuttynose Bret & I”

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  70. Betz
    May 30, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    Marin BrewCo Cuvée Rogé

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  71. Joe
    May 30, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    Bruery Tart of Darkness

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  72. Kevin
    May 30, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    New Belgium Erik’s Ale. One of their Lips of Faith series.

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  73. Matthew
    May 30, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    Instantly regret my comment, just read the directions. It’s a buffoon’s paradise out here. My apologies.

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  74. Matthew
    May 30, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    No La Roja? I’ve tried a bunch of these on the list (most are very good), but they’re a distant second to JP’s La Roja.

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