While not billed as a Belgian sour, this red ale from Brouwerij Verhaeghe serves as a subtle introduction to the world of sour beers. While beer, for many, is an acquired taste all its own (usually acquired by-way of Keystone Light) sour ales are a procured taste even among beer lovers.
Tart, sour things with loads of fruit and more pucker, sour ales are intense. This Flemish red ale is like a tempered version of all that, with a rounded bitterness that leans comfortably into the spicy hops and overall fruitiness. A perfect primer for what is to come.