Originally Posted by KDawg
I'd love to see a TR on this
Wow. Hell of a day in Seattle ... I thought Stout Fest kicked my ass, but Sour Fest wrecked me completely.
I have photos of the following beers if anyone cares ... otherwise, here are the tasting notes.
Russian River Deviation: Tart, but not super sour. More citrus than cherry. I prefer Supplication, but immediately upon taking a sip my wife ordered a second one of these. I get a lot of peach and apricot.
Cantillon Fou Foune: The favorite of pretty much everyone we spoke to at the bar. We weren't wowed by it, however. Thought it was too light and lemon-y. It did improve as it warmed, however.
Cantillon Lou Pepe 07: "This is a cherry bomb!" my wife said as soon as she took a drink. Much darker than Fou Foune, due to the cherry ... and much better, we thought.
Cantillon Sain Lamvinus: Not too tart, but pretty good. Left us a little flat, however.
Bruery Bottleworks 12th Anniversary: My favorite of the day. Almost creamy compared to the others. Tons of peach and apricot, as well as tangerine. More body than any other sour we had.
Cascade Spiced Fruit Blend: An interesting beer; would not be out of place during the holidays. Plenty of spice comes through. Once it warmed up, it was almost like drinking spiced apple cider at Christmas.
New Belgium Love: Lots of plum and raisin in this. Not too sour, but got more tart as it warmed up.
Pliny the Elder: Not a sour, obviously, but I ordered one as a "palate cleanser." Yes, I was feeling pretty good at this point. It really hit the spot, but I don't know that an 8% double IPA helped me stay focused the rest of the way.
Double Mountain Rainier Kriek: Made with Rainier cherries, this had a lot of light cherry flavor. It was very interesting, and quite nice. Much lighter than you would expect a kriek to be.
Double Mountain Devil's Kriek: I thought this was better than the rainier kriek. More dark, of course, due to the cherries used, but more tart as well.
Firestone Walker SloAmbic: This was the most sour beer of the day. Had a ruby red grapefruit color to it. We really enjoyed it, but at this point we were all a bit wiped out on the sours.
All in all, a great day in Seattle. Walked to Fremont Brewing afterward and had a couple of Bourbon Abominables, which we really didn't need. We will sleep very well tonight.