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RATINGS: 127   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (1371) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle shared at ChurchKey. Dark brown with off-white head. Aromas of Brett, funk, floral notes, citrus. Tasting notes of tart fruit, Brett, funk, vinegar, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Enjoyed this quite a bit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1291) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Hazy brown with a small pale head. Aroma is blackcurrant, red wine. Medium bodied, thick on the palate, long fruity sweet finish. Flavours are blackcurrant, blackberry, fig balsamic reduction. Loving it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1290) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Pours a deep red amber with no head. Looks very flat. Aromas of sour dark fruit. Taste is tart and semi dry. Flavors of oak, funky bacteria, dark fruit, a touch of booze. Mouthfeel is thin and it is nearly flat. Easily chuggable. Finishes with a slight pucker but honestly, it could be more complex.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1261) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Aroma so oaky! Smells like oak chips.

Dat barrely balance; obv a Stave beer. Cognac massages the palate. Meticulous balance. Dammit Chad, stop being so awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1235) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Light muddy brown, etched thin bubbled ring. Stewed peaches and boozy burnt toffee apple. Itchy yeast vibe, terse sweetness throughout cuts through the sourness. Rich and patient woodyness throughout spreads the bretty dusting. Finishes really raking tart and cherry. Linger is surprisingly clean.

Bottle, Fancy Al Fresco Tasting, Cheers BenHhhhh

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1213) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Corked 75 cl bottle @ home. Pours muddy brown with some sediment and an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are vinous, brett, oak, red berries, and caramel - with a tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1209) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2014
On tap at GABBF. Colour...cloudy amber with a tan head. Nose...quite acetic and musty with stone fruits and white raisins. Palate...light, fruity with a zippy tang and plenty of quince and kiwi that melds well with acetic acid and apricot. There’s fig paste and a dry hit on the finish. Noice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1081) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to my man pat. Pours a dark red with a fizzy tan head. Sour cherry and slight cognac taste, very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2014
At Jacob’s with group. Pours murky brown. Aroma is musky tart wood. Taste is neutral, oaky. It’s okay.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1020) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Shared with Brian. Awesome dark red to brown pour with a fairly clear body. Small one finger head didn’t last long in a tulip. Some mild lacing. Aroma of sour cherries, apples, pears, plums. The taste was a complexity of sour dark cherries, apples, turned prunes, brett yeasts, booze, oak barrel and light spice. Thin body, medium to light carb. Tart, but not overly, finish. Very good.


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