Sour Beers

Sour beer is a beer with an intentionally acidic, tart or sour flavour. Once hard to find, they have become increasingly easy to source thanks to the rise of craft breweries.
Sour beer is one of the oldest styles in history. Prior to pasteruisation and sterlisation almost all beer would have an element of sourness to it.

Whilst sour beers can come in a range of styles from mouth-puckeringly sour to fruity and light, they all have one thing in common and that is that they are made with wild bacteria and yeast. Most commonly used are Lactobacillus, a bacteria that turns sugar into lactic acid and pediococcus, which adds acidity that increases the longer it is in a beer.The most commonly used wild yeast, brettanomyces adds a layer earthiness to a beer.The addition of fruit during the aging process spurs a secondary fermentation and helps create the tart flavours.

Using wild yeast makes the brewing process extremely unpredictable, taking months to ferment and years to mature.

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Alvinne Wild West Kriek Framboos

330ml

6.0%

Belgium

£5.89

Bacchus Frambozenbier

375ml

5.0%

Belgium

£5.89

Bacchus Kriek

375ml

5.8%

Belgium

£5.59

Bacchus Vlaams Oud Bruin

375ml

4.5%

Belgium

£3.99

Belle Vue Gueuze 250ml

250ml

5.5%

Belgium

£2.69

Belle Vue Kriek 250ml

250ml

5.1%

Belgium

£2.69

Boon Faro

250ml

5.0%

Belgium

£2.59

Boon Framboise

375ml

5.0%

Belgium

£6.69

Boon Framboise 250ml

250ml

5.0%

Belgium

£3.29

Boon Oude Geuze Black Label 750ml

750ml

7.0%

Belgium

£11.39

Cantillon Kriek-lambic 375ml

375ml

5.0%

Belgium

£14.99

Cantillon Kriek-lambic 750ml

750ml

5.0%

Belgium

£28.99

Cantillon Rose De Gambrinus 375ml

375ml

5.0%

Belgium

£14.99

Chapeau Apricot

250ml

3.5%

Belgium

£2.79

Chapeau Banana

250ml

3.5%

Belgium

£2.09

Chapeau Lemon

250ml

3.5%

Belgium

£2.79

Chapeau Plum

250ml

3.5%

Belgium

£2.19

Chapeau Strawberry

250ml

3.5%

Belgium

£2.19

Cuvee des Jacobins

330ml

5.5%

Belgium

£4.09

De Leite Cuvee Jeun’homme

330ml

6.5%

Belgium

£4.49

De Leite Cuvée Mam’zelle

330ml

8.5%

Belgium

£3.99

De Leite Cuvee Soeur’ise

330ml

8.0%

Belgium

£4.59

De Leite Fils a Papa

330ml

8.0%

Belgium

£4.19

Duchesse Cherry

330ml

6.8%

Belgium

£4.09