Author: Dr. Lambic

Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal Saison

Hello Sour Beer Friends! Making waves on the American sour and farmhouse brewing scene, Crooked Stave is a brewery located in Denver Colorado and run by Chad Yakobson.  Yakobson has studied the characteristics of brewing with Brettanomyces for years and actually wrote the dissertation for his degree on the subject.  From these studies was born his brewery Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, an all-Brettanomyces fermentation brewery.  Today I will be reviewing one of his excellent beers, Vieille Artisanal Saison. As can be seen in the photo this beer pours a brightly-clear, pale, amber color with a fine white head....

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Dr. Lambic’s Homebrewed Sour Red Ale

Hello Homebrewers! Today I would like to share my recipe and process for making a very tasty sour red ale. I was originally inspired to craft my own version of a sour red ale after drinking a bottle of Jolly Pumpkin’s La Roja. My goal was to make a beer based on a Flanders Red but with a few variations from the classic style. Unlike a classic Flanders Red, I wanted my version to have little to no vinegar character as well as having a greater Brettanomyces funk. Lastly, I wanted to ensure that my version had a good...

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Dr. Lambic on Beer Reviews

Hello Sour Beer Friends! I would like to write a bit about my thoughts on reviewing beer and how beer reviews on this website will be crafted. An influential teacher once referred to me as a renaissance man due to my many varied interests and pursuits. Over the years I have maintained many hobbies and tried to educate myself to a well-informed level in regards to each of them. As a brewer and beer enthusiast in general, I have always had interest in a variety of styles, including both non-sour and sour styles. With so many amazing beers in...

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Bellevue Kriek: Reviewed In Aruba

Hello Sour Beer Friends! This past week I have been vacationing in my tropical home away from home.. Aruba!  While this tropical island paradise has just about everything an American traveling abroad could ask for (including amazing weather, beautiful beaches, friendly locals, safety virtually everywhere, clean drinking water, english spoken universally, American currency accepted, and they drive on the right side of the road), the island is sadly lacking in craft beer diversity. Aruba is a Dutch owned island, near the equator, approximately 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela. It sits outside of the Hurricane belt and has...

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Sour Beer Primer: Flavors

Lets talk flavor! When it comes to tasting and understanding sour beers, I think its very helpful to have a basic understanding of the types of flavors both commonly present as well as the potential off flavors that one might encounter.  Naturally, every beer will have its own unique characteristics, but speaking in broad strokes we can group the flavors of sour beers into a few distinct categories. 1. Sour Flavors One of the first flavors we encounter when tasting a sour beer is the sourness itself.  In nature an acid is considered to be any chemical compound that...

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