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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A sour collaboration with Crooked Stave.
Sour ale fermented in fouders with 3 strains of brettanomyces, aged in cognac barrels 11 months with a funky bunch of bacteria.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTheRick (425) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
*Batch #1* Brune aux reflets bourgognes et assez opaque, la mousse est quasi inexistante dans cette bière. À chaque respiration et à chaque gorgée, une toute nouvelle expérience se révèle, c’est impressionnant. Au nez, j’ai détecté des traces de cuir, de fruits secs et rouges confits, de mélasse et d’alcool fort. L’acidité est particulièrement violente dans cette bière, mais c’est tolérable. Le cognac ne goûte pas tant, ne serait-ce que quelques passages sucrés à l’occasion. Très fruitée (cerises et cassis), le côté funky se glisse bien dans tout ce charabia et la finale est légèrement boisée. Assez débile cette collaboration!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2712) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear, amber with a small tan head. Aroma of wood,vanilla, caramel, red sour fruits, cognac and brett notes. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dy and pleasant tart. Medium bodied, oily to watery texture and soft carb. An excellent Sour indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3009) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by Chris, thanks! Dark mahogany with a small beige head and little lacing. Aroma is mostly of red fruits along with acetic notes, light caramel, brettanomyces, oak and alcohol notes. Taste is quite acidic, but less than I thought it would be considering some the reviews. There’s a lot of red fruits (mostly cherries) along oak, cognac, vanilla, caramel, brettanomyces and light spiciness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry finish. Mouth puckering. One of my least favorite from Anchorage or Crooked Stave. A little over the top acidity. Tasty, but a bit unidimensional.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (4933) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm. Brownish/red with a small head. Nice aroma and taste of brett, berries, funk, oak, red wine. Really refreshing and easy to enjoy. A nice beer to drink during a hot summer evening.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small white head. Nose brings out dry liqueur notes, some moderate brett, and light dark fruits. Flavour brings out fresh pungent cherries, moderate tartness, and a little brett, but it’s not prominent. Surprising how pungent the cherry flavour is. Fairly complex, but not overly drinkable - a slow sipper. Very nice unusual stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3694) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Brett, mild lacto, dark fruit aromas. Oak, wine, dark fruit, nice funk and other vinegar tart tones.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4117) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of light sourness/tartness, dark malts, dark fruits, oak and vanilla, a nice funkiness, and light spices. Flavor the same with a very balanced blend. Average texture. A really cool beer but I wish more stood out about it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13755) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle at Nørrebro Parken. Clear brown - white head. Roasted. Cognac. Sweetness. Bretty. Dryness. Almonds. Cherry wine. Funky. Zesty. Citrus. Red berries. Lots of wood. Lovely. High complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (2845) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
sweet, vinegar, brown mustard spicy, berries. The appearance is brown, thin head. The flavor is sour, vinegar, tart fruit. The finish is the same. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10398) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Bottled. Dark amber/brown coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma. Sourness, berries, spice, light tart, oak. Flavour. Berries, oak, sourness, tart, citrus, grape, spice. Medium to full bodied. Ends full of sourness, grape and tart. Light berries touch in the end as well.


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