Craft Beer Styles...

Fruited Sour Ale

By including fruits like raspberry, cherry, and peach, American craft brewers create the perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors. The acidity present in sour beer is usually in the form of lactic, acetic and other organic acids naturally developed with acidified malt in the mash, or produced during fermentation by the use of various microorganisms. These beers may derive their sour flavor from pure cultured forms of souring agents or from the influence of barrel aging.

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A bit of a wide catch style and can range in color from very light to almost black. Most of the ones currently in the French market show a medium acidity level, higher carbonation feel on the palate and a subtle fruit note. They are also lower in alcohol. The ones that get bigger are generally barrel aged. At the moment not too many of the barrel aged sours are in the French market.
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