103 of the Best Fruited Sours, Blind-Tasted and Ranked

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company Cherry Thrale's (75)

“Russia’s Peter the Great loved English stouts. Unfortunately, the beer could not survive the long journey until 1796, when London brewery Thrale’s increased the alcohol content and hopping rate in their stout, creating the imperial stout. We’ve ‘imperialized’ this stout by fermenting it a bit further with sour cherries.”

Untitled Art Spritzer Weisse (78)

“Kettle sour brewed in collaboration with J. Wakefield in Miami, Florida.”

Black Shirt Brewing Co. Viewmaster (80)

“Bright and refreshingly dry Berliner with aspects of a Shirley Temple and a Lime Rickey.”

Parish Brewing Co. Greetings From Holly Beach (80)

“A tropical, tiki-inspired Berliner weisse loaded with pineapple, mango, passion fruit, coconut cream, and toasted coconut.”

Omnipollo Bianca Peanut Butter Gose (81)

“Peanut butter jelly lassi gose ale brewed with peanut butter, lactose sugar, and strawberry-raspberry jam.”

Avery Brewing El Gose (82)

“A timeless, traditional tart gose with its zesty and salty disposition is brightened by a tangy citrus twist. A bier for every día!”

Anderson Valley Brewing Co. Framboise Rose Gose (83)

“By adding rose hips to the boil and fresh raspberry puree at the end of fermentation, this...is a mélange of flavors and aromas.”

Odell Brewing Sippin' Pretty (83)

“Loaded with our unique blend of açai, guava, and elderberry, and balanced with a delicate addition of Himalayan pink sea salt.”

Kannah Creek Apricot Sour (83)

“A session Belgian blonde ale soured with apricots. Pairs well with seasoned sour drinkers or those new to the style.”

La Cumbre Brewing Co. Mango Pineapple Gose (84)

“Tart, not sour really but certainly lactic...and a lovely underlying aroma of pineapple and mango.”

Two Roads Brewing Co. Tanker Truck Plum Gose (84)

“Expect a classic gose sour-and-salty interplay with the unmistakable character of tart Italian plums.”

Dogfish Head Super Eight (85)

“Brewed with eight heroic ingredients: prickly pear, mango, boysenberry, blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, kiwi juices, toasted quinoa....”

New Realm Brewing Co. Tart's Content (85)

“This richly fruited Berliner weisse impresses with its tart, bright citrus and spiced fall flavors.”

Sonder Brewing Boggs (85)

“Enters with a candy-like cranberry aroma, followed by a tart fruity flavor and balanced acidity.”

Madtree Brewing Shade (86)

“Though nontraditional, Shade’s blackberries and sea salt quench thirst amidst any sunny day.”

Prairie Artisan Ales Rainbow Sherbet (86)

“Summer-forward sour ale with raspberry, pineapple, and orange.”

Servaes Passionfruit Distant Light (86)

“Smoothie-style gose. ... This version features passion fruit and watermelon.”

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Neon Cylinders: Sun Glow (86)

“Neon Cylinders is an intensely fruited sour ale series. This version, Sun Glow, is a kettle sour featuring ripping bright sunshine flavors from apricot, tangerine, and cardamom.”

Allagash Brewing Co. Windfall (86)

Sour wild ale fermented with Brettanomyces and aged on locally grown peaches."

Toolbox Das Fruit (86)

“A tart wheat ale brewed with apricots and peaches.”

Funkwerks Pineapple Provincial (87)

“We ferment with a Belgian yeast strain famous for fruity flavors and a dry finish, making it the perfect complement to fruit.”

Area Two Experimental Brewing Kriek (87)

"Aging for two years in French oak delivers a subtle funk accompanied by notes of sour cherry."

Crooked Run Brewing Persica (87)

“Mixed-fermentation golden sour, barrel-fermented, then heavily fruited with peaches.”

Fat Tire and Friends Fat Sour Apple Ale (87)

“Our Portland heroes at HUB pedaled Fat Tire straight to the apple orchard. This slightly sour homage starts out with a snap of tartness, courtesy of *Lactobacillus* and apple juice, then gets balanced with Fat Tire–inspired malty sweetness and a slight herbal bitterness. Nice ride, HUB!”

Smuttynose Blueberry Short Weisse (87)

“Smuttynose Short Weisse beers are made with a time-consuming two-part fermentation process. Blueberry aging adds not only a striking purple color, but a delicious flavor nuance that’s pure summer.”

Dogfish Head Seaquench (88)

“A session sour mash-up of a crisp kölsch, a salty gose, and a tart Berliner weisse brewed in sequence with black limes, sour lime juice...”

Left Hand Brewing Co. Wheels Gose Round (88)

“Crisp lemon and raspberry gose.”

Reuben's Brews Razzmatazz (88)

“Berliner weiss-style beer fermented with raspberries. Crisp, refreshing, tart and balanced”

Inbound Brewco To Be Continued. . .Blueberry Lemonade (88)

“Juicy blueberries bring sweetness and depth to tangy, refreshing lemonade. A fruited sour that can be hand picked right from your fridge.”

Pontoon Brewing Company Nightmare Fuel (88)

“Fruited sour with raspberry, tart cherry, black currant, and lactose.”

Crooked Stave Member Berries Petite Sirah (88)

"A spontaneous golden sour ale aged in oak barrels with petite sirah grapes."

Funk Factory Geuzeria Harvest Sun (88)

"A blend of Chardonnay Cervino, spontaneous beer, and second-use peaches for a white sangria vibe."

Revelry Brewing Co. Ramblin’ Rubus (88)

"Bottle-conditioned, spontaneously fermented wild ale aged on French oak with raspberries."

The Dudes' Peach Berliner Weisse (88)

“Behold the nectar of the beer gods, our seasonal peach ale! This Berliner weisse–style brew is a little sweet, a little sour, and a whole lot of refreshing. With big flavor and a low alcohol content, it’s the perfect dude to soak in that summer social sun with.”

Wooden Robot Saison de Peche (88)

"This sour peach saison is lovingly aged in our oak foeder, then re-fermented on Clemson peaches."

Urban South Sunshine Haze Dream (88)

"Creamsicle milkshake IPA that we dry hopped with Citra and Comet, then aged on tangerine juice and vanilla bean."

Freethought Temporal (89)

“Sour ale with plum, cardamom, and rosewater.”

Narrow Gauge Brewing Meersalz Raspberry (89)

“Gose-style ale brewed with sea salt, coriander, lactose, and aged on raspberries.”

Reuben's Brews Holiday Gose (89)

“Includes more than 10 pounds of cranberries per barrel, along with sweet orange zest, a touch of coriander, and a hint of sea salt.”

Urban Artifact Trivet (89)

“Cranberry lemonade gose, blending tart and sweet real fruit into a drinkable—and sharable—sparkling package.”

Vitamin Sea Brewing Coconut Pineapple Dream (89)

“Fruited sour with pineapple, coconut, and marshmallow.”

Good Word Brewing & Public House Gran Gran (89)

“Blackberry cobbler fruited sour.”

Perennial Artisan Ales Funky Wit Apricot (89)

"Foeder-aged witbier with apricots."

Crooked Run Group Therapy (89)

"This IPA was made with fresh-squeezed lemon, lime, and orange juice from our cold-pressed juice machine."

Modern Times Beer Fruitlands (90)

“A heavy dose of passion fruit and guava turns the whole thing into a wall-to-wall tropical fruit fiesta.”

Ninkasi Brewing Co. Brightberry (90)

“The smell of ripe berries in the air, the salty mist... Sweet and tangy with a tart finish.”

Prairie Artisan Ales No Way Frosé (90)

“Sour ale with lime zest, strawberry, and pineapple puree, and juniper.”

Cerebral Brewing Bird of Paradise - Dragonfruit, Lemon, Ginger (90)

Fruited sour with dragon fruit, lemon, and ginger.”

Fonta Flora Brewery 2019 AWAS Blend #1 (90)

"A blend of fruits and reishi mushrooms inspired by bold, funky natural red wines."

West Sixth Brewing Sixfold VI: Blackberries (90)

"Aged in red-wine barrels with whole blackberries."

4 Hands Passion Fruit Prussia (90)

“The Passion Fruit Prussia is our nontraditional look at the classic Berliner weisse style. Brewed with a generous amount of passionfruit, this beer pours golden in color with a nice tart finish. A perfect complement to the summer heat.”

Yazoo Brewing A Travers Le Plateau Fruité (90)

Fermented... in Willett rye whiskey barrels. Conditioned on Italian plums and dark sour cherries."

Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial (91)

“This tart fruit beer is refreshing, with a citrusy berry aroma that transitions to a subtly sweet and tart finish.”

Around The Horn Brewing Company Fluffy Tutu (91)

“Pavlova dessert–inspired fruited sour loaded with passion fruit, strawberry, kiwi, raspberry, lemon, vanilla, and lactose.”

American Solera Foeder Cerise (91)

"Foeder ale refermented with Montmorency cherries."

Firestone Walker Bretta Blanc (91)

"Fermented with white-wine grapes from David Walker’s family vineyard, aged in French oak barrels."

pFriem Family Brewers New Avenues Blend #1 (91)

"Offers notes of Riesling, pine, marzipan, and blackberry jam."

The Lost Abbey Peach Afternoon (91)

"Huge peach aromatics and pleasant tartness lead to crisp tannic bite on the finish."

Weldwerks Apricot Gose (91)

“Starting with a traditional German malt bill consisting of 50% Pilsen malt and 50% wheat malt, we then kettle sour the wort. A generous apricot addition complements the tartness of the base beer, and the sea salt and coriander add to the complexity.”

Nantahala Brewing Company Chocolate-Covered Cherry Stout (91)

“Our Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout aged in bourbon barrels for more than a year. It emerged velvety with hints of oak, vanilla, tart cherry, and chocolate. A monster of a beer, best enjoyed fireside, this beverage will warm your soul and vanquish winter’s howling winds and icy breath.”

Gueuzerie Tilquin Oude Quetsche (92)

“A spontaneous fermentation beer of destoned fresh purple plums and a blend of 1- and 2-year-old lambics. The aroma is of plum brandy, and the taste is slightly tart but fruity with a slight dryness.”

Ballast Point Brewing Co. Citrus Cove Gose (92)

“Captures the salty spray of an ocean wind mingled with a bright tropical character.”

Dankhouse That Purple Passion (92)

“This is our Passion the Sour Flower, with blueberry...”

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Otra Vez (92)

“The bright lime flavor helps wake up the palate while the mild sweetness of the agave rounds out the tangy zip of the citrus fruit.”

The Rare Barrel Blurred T (92)

"A golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with Tempranillo grapes."

Westbound & Down Metaberry + Vanilla and Cognac (92)

"Golden sour aged in a single Cognac barrel + raspberries + Madagascar vanilla beans."

Yeast of Eden Vinisimilar: Pinot Noir (92)

"Blend of barrel-aged mixed-fermentation saisons, cofermented with Gabilan Pinot Noir grapes."

Off Color Brewing Yuzu Fierce (93)

“Our kettle-soured, free-rise-fermented Berliner weisse with yuzu fruit.”

Wiley Roots Brewing Co. Orange Blossom Slush (93)

“Sour ale with pureed mandarin oranges and vanilla.”

Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales Kilter (93)

"Spontaneous honey ale with raspberry and vanilla."

Vista Brewing Grato (93)

"Fermented and aged on Italian plums for 18 months in barrels from nearby Bending Branch Winery."

Aurora Ale & Lager Stay Out of Malibu! (93)

“Fruited Berliner weisse with milk sugar; steeped with cardamom, Earl Grey tea, and pomegranate.”

Uinta Brewing Grapefruit Nosh (93)

"Tangy, juicy and slightly sweet, the latest twist on our flagship IPA features an aromatic burst of fresh-squeezed white grapefruit."

Jester King Brewery Colour Five (94)

“To make Colour Five, Texas blueberries were added to mature, sour, barrel-aged beer and allowed to referment to dryness. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100 percent bottle-conditioned.”

Allagash Brewing Co. Coolship Red (94)

"A blend of spontaneously fermented beer aged on raspberries."

10 Barrel Brewing Co. Crush Cucumber Sour (95)

“A kettle sour to complement the easy-drinking qualities of cucumber.”

New Image Brewing Apricot & Peach Maceration (95)

“A heavily fruited sour with apricot and peach added.”

Urban South Brewery Tangerine Pop (95)

“A kettle-soured wheat ale, aged on 450 pounds of tangerine juice.”

Area Two Experimental Brewing Hexotic 2019 (95)

"Notes of exotic tropical fruits with the lactic and acetic funk of a classic lambic."

Cerebral Brewing Common Ancestry (95)

"Golden sour base went into oak barrels with both of our house cultures, apricots, and nectarines."

Side Project Coexpressionalism Kriek (95)

"This lambic-inspired beer expresses the house character of both Side Project and de Garde."

Casey Brewing & Blending Casey Family Preserves: Raspberry (95)

"Blend of our oak-fermented and -aged Saison with whole raspberries."

Garage Brewing Co. Black Currant Gose (96)

“A delicious blend of rich dark berries and light...sour.”

New Terrain Brewing Co. Walk in the Parfait (96)

“Layered with lemon peel, raspberry puree, vanilla, and lactose sugar.”

Two Roads Brewing Co. Tanker Truck Passion Fruit (96)

“Featuring a nose of BIG tropical fruit, the taste is of light wheat and a perfect harmony of tartness and sweet fruit.”

New Image Brewing Co Fruitlegger - Hawaiian Bonfire (96)

“Fruited sour ale with pineapple, lemon juice, and jalapeño.”

Creature Comforts Yonah Skins (96)

"Made with local grape skins from Yonah Mountain Vineyards. The result is a beautiful rosé beer."

Urban Artifact Triceratops (96)

"Barrel-aged spontaneous ale with black raspberries."

Smog City Brewing White Peach Saison (96)

"Our foudre saison refermented with local whole white peaches."

10 Barrel Brewing Co. Crush Raspberry Sour (97)

“It’s tart like the fruit but also crisp and refreshing.”

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Athena Paradiso (97)

“The gentle tartness and subtle sweetness of the passion fruit and guava are a perfect complement to the base beer, Athena.”

Russian River Intinction Merlot (97)

"A mixed-culture fermentation barrel-aged in Merlot barrels with freshly pressed Merlot grapes."

TRVE Brewing Co. Meditation is the Practice of Death (97)

"Non-traditional spontaneous beer aged on Colorado tart cherries for six months in wine barrels."

Resident Culture Farm Mentality (97)

"Mixed-culture ale barrel-aged in red wine barrels for over two years and refermented on over 5.5 lb per gallon of fresh South Carolina peaches."

2nd Shift Brewing Sunny Cat (97)

"Brewed in honor and memory of our Sunshine Kitty. Brewed with oats, lactose, Amarillo, and Citra hops, and dried tangerine peel."

The Veil Brewing Co. VAST: One (98)

"A blend... conditioned on 600 grams/liter of whole Montmorency and dark sweet cherries."

The Rare Barrel Avec des Amis (98)

"A blend of golden sour beer, mixed-culture saison, and hopped wheat beer aged in oak barrels and fruited with fresh white peaches and white nectarines."

Dankhouse Feelin' Berry Good (99)

“It’s like drinking your morning smoothie with a little something extra. This one is overly fruited with raspberry and blackberry.

3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek (99)

"This particular Oude Kriek has macerated for 6 months and 10 days. The lambics in this blend originate from 5 different barrels and 4 different brews."

Lawson’s Finest Liquids Ruby Red Grapefruit Double Sunshine (99)

This special edition of our American DIPA is made with ruby-red grapefruit, adding an extra layer of mouth-watering, juicy, lush fruit character along with dank tropical aromas.