Sour beer

19 products

19 products

Beer Wesh' Groseille 7% Beerstorming | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Bruxelles

A fruity, tangy, dry and bright red beer

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Beer Pico Bello 0.3% Brussels Beer Project | Acide
Belgique Bruxelles Canette Sans Alcool

The intensive hopping gives it a fruity and spicy taste without being bitter. Pico Bello is a hazy zero IPA.

Perfect substitute for people who like aromatic IPAs but don't want to or can't drink alcohol.

Pico Bello beer comes in a pale yellow colour and has a thick white foam. On the nose, you have aromas of hops, citrus and tropical fruits. On the palate, you get fruity, bitter and acidic tastes. It is a fresh and thirst-quenching beer.

Pico Bello was made with 100% natural ingredients. It has gone through a process of dealcoholization, but a special yeast strain was used to keep the flavour profile. A perfectly balanced craft beer without alcohol!


What does pico bello mean?

Pico Bello is also used as an expression. In Belgium, it is commonly used to describe when something is perfect or impeccable. For example, you can say, I want everything to be pico bello! That would mean you want everything to be perfect. 


Is Pico Bello beer completely alcohol-free?

No. Any real non-alcoholic beer still has some percentage of alcohol. Pico Bello has 0.3% of alcohol. You can read more information from our non-alcoholic beer page


What are the ingredients of Pico Bello beer?

Pico Bello non-alcoholic beer is made with water, Pilsner malt, Amarillo hops and yeast. Pico Bello also contains gluten


How to serve Pico Bello? 

The best serving temperature for Pico Bello beer is around 6 degrees celsius. 


What dishes go well with Pico Bello beer?

Pico Bello beer is ideal during brunch, as it is a non-alcoholic beer. It is also good as an aperitif, a light drink to start with. Lastly, it always works at a barbecue for anyone who does not want to drink anything heavy. 


What are some other beers by the Brussels Beer Project?

If you like Pico Bello beer, try out Pico Nova, another beer low in alcohol. If you are ready for something stronger, we can recommend Delta IPA, Jungle Joy, Juice Junky, Grosse Bertha and Wunderlager

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Beer Foederbier 6% Verzet | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Flandre Orientale
A single cask Oud Bruin, which means the beer is not mixed with other casks or young beer. The foeder beer has matured for 2 years in large 40 or 50 hl barrels. Notes of red fruits, wood and a little curry.
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Beer Frambuesa Y Chocolate 7% Dormaal | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Brabant Flamand

La Frambuesa Y Chocolate is a lambic from the Hof ten Dormaal brewery (the 'zure van Tildonk') with raspberries and chocolate. It is matured for at least six months, it expresses very complex notes of acidity and develops a slightly tannic taste.

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Beer Cuvée Sofie 8% Alvinne | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Flandre Orientale

Phi beer aged in barrels from St-Emilion, Margeaux and Pomeral.

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Beer Zure Van Tildonk 6% Dormaal | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Brabant Flamand
Traditional lambic with wild farm yeasts that give the beer a refreshing sweet and sour edge. Mixture of lambics of 6 months, 18 months and at least 3 years of age. The cereals used are rye, barley malt and wheat.
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Beer Cuvée Jeun'Homme 6.5% Leite | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Flandre Orientale

The Jeun'homme cuvée is a fairly hoppy blond beer aged in oak barrels. The original beer is heavily hopped with four different varieties and a dry hopping that enhances that bitterness.

Aging for 4 months gives it a tangy taste. The bold bitter acid combination is softened by this aging and is therefore very pleasant to drink.

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Beer La Petite Sûre 4.5% Stoemelings | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Bruxelles

Slightly acidic India Pale Lager beer.

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Beer Wild West 6% Alvinne | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Flandre Orientale

Omega Sour is aged in red wine barrels.

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Beer Omega 6% Alvinne | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Flandre Orientale

Refreshing sour with citrus and apple flavors.

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Beer Morpheus Saison 7% Alvinne | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Flandre Orientale
Morpheus Saison is a medium-hoppy, thirst-quenching blond beer belonging to the Belgian Saison style.
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Beer Ardenne Rouge 7% Minne | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Luxembourg

Woody and lemony notes, it is slightly spicy.

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Beer Phi 8% Alvinne | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Flandre Orientale

A Flemish Sour fermented with the house yeast Morpheus.

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Beer Acide Junk 4.5% NovaBirra | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Brabant wallon
Sour IPA brewed with German Heidelberg malt and a blend of American aromatic hops. The refreshing acidity and fruity aromas make it an original and tasty sour beer.
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Beer Troebel In Paradise 5.5% Dormaal | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Brabant Flamand
A "New Tildonk IPA" with lots of aromatic hops, unfiltered with hints of citrus and green apple.
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Beer Silly Sour 5.5% Silly | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Hainaut

The Silly Sour is a blend of two beers: 13% dark saison and 87% sour ale.

Historically it has existed since 1850 but it was reissued in 2013.

Halfway between the sour and the Flemish brown, it is apart in the world of sour beers.

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Beer Cuvée Soeur'Ise 8.5% Leite | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Flandre Orientale

L’Enfant Terriple is mixed with cherries for 6 months. This is 250 g of pitted cherries per liter of beer. During this time, the bacteria have time to further digest all the sugars and continue the natural acidification. Meanwhile, the cherries slowly give off their blood-red color and savory taste. Part of this kriek is also poured into the oak barrels where it sours and mellows with woody notes for a year in a layer of lactobacilius.

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Beer Petrus Aged Ale 7.3% Brabandere | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Flandre Orientale

Tangy and woody taste.

Pale ale aged in oak barrels for two years.

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Beer Red Petrus 8.5% Brabandere | Acide
Belgique Bouteille Flandre Orientale
A beer for those who dare to take risks. It has a full and powerful taste, with a pleasant cherry flavor and a deep red color. It is both full-bodied, fruity and refreshing.
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Sour beer

'Sour' style beers are a large family of sour beers.

Beers are sour according to the use of specific yeasts or raw and untreated raw materials. Most often we call sour beers that do not fit into the following styles: gueuzes and lambics, Flemish browns, berliner weisse, goses and wild ales.

It is therefore not incorrect to say that a berliner weisse is a 'sour', but the first name is more precise. Also, there are no binding specifications for 'sour', it is a group of styles rather than a style in itself.

Historically, beers were sour because of infection during brewing, this was usually not intentional.

Before the scientific mastery of brewing, some breweries were already trying to achieve this specific acidity. And it should never be forgotten that acidity in beers is as old as the beer itself.

In the case of gueuze it is the yeast that gives the acidity, and the yeast is naturally present in the air of the Senne valley.

In the case of the first berliner weisses, it is the use of wheat, raw and untreated, that contributed to the acidity, before yeasts were crossed to facilitate the production of these beers.

For goses it is a combination of yeast and lactic acid bacteria that is responsible for the acidity.

If you have never tasted sour beers, you can see that there are so many different styles that there must be at least one that will suit you.

Want to know more about ‘sour’ beers? Then continue reading while we answer some of the most commonly asked questions. 

So what exactly is a sour beer, and what beers are considered sour?

In short, the style ‘sour’ refers to the taste of beer. Any beer that has acidic flavours is considered sour. These acidic tastes are often created with the use of fruits like cherry, peach, and raspberry. Despite being one of the oldest styles, it has not always been popular. Craft beer breweries are increasing the popularity of this style. 

Sour-style beers differ from other types of beer and stand out from the most common beer tastes. With the use of hops, most beers have a slight bitterness, but with sour beers, the bitterness is unnoticeable. Generally, the fruity and acidic flavours dominate the beer. 

As mentioned above, some already established styles can fall under the sour beer style. These are gueuze beers, lambics, gose, berliner weisse, old bruin and flanders red ale. 

The term sour beer is rather new. That is because the first sour beers have developed their own categories, and the sour style category is quite wide. Also, the sour beers are only making their name now with the craft beer movement. 


How is a ‘sour’ beer brewed?

There are several methods to make a sour beer sour. One of the options is spontaneous fermentation. Another method is using fruits while brewing the beer. Lastly, you can age sour beers in wooden barrels to achieve acidity. 

Nowadays, sour beers are mostly impacted by two types of bacteria, the lactobacillus and pediococcus, and a wild yeast called Brettanomyces. These bacteria and yeast give the sour beers their acidic taste. 


Where does the sour beer style come from?

The Belgians were the first to brew this type of beer, and then the Germans quickly followed. The lambics and gueuzes made the style popular in Belgium. In Germany, the Berliner Weisse and gose brought fame to the sour styles. 


Are sour beers strong in alcohol?

Generally, sour beers have lighter alcohol content. Still, you may find some sour beers with an alcohol level of 8%. Most sour beers fall somewhere between 2-5% ABV. 


Which type of beer glass is best to use with sour beer?

Although, theoretically, you can use any beer glass for any beer. If you are a proper beer geek or Belgian, this would be unacceptable. The best beer glass for sour styles is a tulip-shaped beer glass. The tulip-shaped glass will allow the complex aromas of the beer to release better in the nose. 


What foods pair well with sour beers?

If you are looking for food pairing tips, then luckily sour beers go along with various dishes. Some foods that go well with sour beers are strong cheeses, spicy foods, salty meats, deep-fried foods, omelettes, oysters and mussels

Thirsty for a sour beer? See our collection of some of the best sour beers above! 

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