Name: 2 year unblended Foeder No. 84
Brewery: Brouwerij Boon, Lembeek, Belgium
First tried: Gipsy Hill Brewery Taproom, London
Still and oaky traditional Lambic, in a great environment. Would visit this Taproom again.
Name: Bière de Saison
Brewery: The Kernel Brewery, London, England
Type: Damson Saison
First tried: 1/2 pint @ Little Faith, Deptford
A very light flavoured saison with a gentle damson flavour. Refermented with 350g of British damsons per litre for four months! I wanted to try this Sour ever since seeing that Kernel brewed a sour beer in this Telegraph article.
Brewery: Pressure Drop, Tottenham, England
Type: Spring Seasonal Sour
First tried: 1/2 pint @ Taproom, Deptford
This is a light, dry, fruity sour. Full of rhubarb, red currant and lemon verbena. The brewers describe it as light and sherberty.
Name: Passion Tang
Brewery: Lervig, Stavanger, Norway
Type: Passion Fruit Sour Ale
First tried: 330ml can @ Dulwich Beer Dispensary
A warming, fresh passion fruit flavoured sour ale. It tastes warming with a gentle tartness that is overridden with passion fruit extract.
Brewery: Pomona Island, Salford, England
Type: Little Yuzu Sour
First tried: 440ml can @ Water into Beer, Brockley
Super light, tart sour that is very refreshing. A tasty Japanese Yuzu flavour and a very drinkable beer. Would definitely recommend this on an unbearably hot summers day.
Name: Squealer (2019)
Brewery: Siren Craft Brew, Finachampstead, England
Type: 100% Brettanomyces Drei fermented
First tried: 330ml bottle from Taproom, Deptford
Dry fruity sour, light and full of raspberry flavour.
Name: Bramble Sour
Brewery: Gipsy Hill, London, England X People Like Us, Copenhagen, Denmark
Type: Kettle Sour
First tried: 440ml can
A very tart sour with a sharp sour taste, underlying fruit smoothie flavour of blackberry, raspberry and lingonberry. A tasty beer but possibly too sour for some people.