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Anchorage / Crooked Stave Between the Staves

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3885) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 21, 2014
The appearance has a dark brown colored body with a slight transparency to it. There is a thin less-than-a-half finger white foamy head that dies within thirty seconds with barely any lacing. The smell has mostly a vinous aspect to it through some strong soured raspberries and cherries, also with a light funk. The Brett is there but super light, and after some warming I do get the oak. The taste has a strong sour and tart flavoring through the wine-like qualities of raspberries and cherries. There is a super dry wine-like aftertaste and finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium on the body with not much of a sessionable quality to her. Carbonation is dry and harsh like wine. Overall, well, its another American Wild Ale that seems to be unimpressive. This is more of a wine in disguise. I wouldn’t have this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3867) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Sampled at the W&C Clayton. It poured a dark black cherry color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark cherries, some mild funk and dark malts. The taste was of sweet berries, cherry, a little caramel and some funk in the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3762) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
Shared 750 ml. bottle, poured to snifters displaying a dark mahogany color, with a modest layer of off white foam the reduced to a persistent ring, leaving cling spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was tart grape & dark cherry, with barrel & tanniny notes, yeasty brett, and lurking, cognac-like alcohol presence. Medium+ bodied, the taste mimicked the aroma well, retained the yeasty funk, advanced the tartness to controlled sour, and finished pleasantly dry. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle at home with friends and family. Pour is deep brown with a light red tint and small tan head that quickly dissipated. Red wine vinegar, some spice, cinnamon, brown sugar, caramelly, green apples and pears in the aroma. Taste is red wine, some caramel, light salt, somewhat acidic, dark fruits, tangy, and oaky with a semi sour finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3543) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle gifted by daknole. Thank you, my friend, for the great hang, conversation, and delicious beers. The beer is a dark chestnut hue with tinges of russet and crimson, sporting a thin, beige collar. The aroma brings brettanomyces, funk, cherry, oak, a touch of spice. Similar flavor, with additional notes of balsamic vinegar, black currant, red wine, port. Subtle notes of nuts, earth. Light to medium bodied with moderate acidity. Similar in some regards to an oud bruin. A delicious beer. I’ll be sipping on this for the next couple hours. Cheers Dak!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3518) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
bottle at WWBA this is a great one. pours brown wih great nose of booze and tart fruit. tastes of cherry, light caramel, cognac, plums, and twigs. fruity finish with a mellow carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Jason for sharing. Reddish-brown pour with a small head that quickly fades to a thin ring. Aromas are overripe cherries, musty oak, light barnyard, and vinegar. Taste has a light to medium sourness. Moderate musty funk with lots of red fruit and a touch of booze. Decent but I’m just not loving sour red/browns lately.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maneliquor (3484) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2014 Bottle cheers to the main man Adza. Pours clearish light brown with a sticky khaki bunch of bubbles around the side. The nose gives off a load of acidity and dark fruits with plenty of dates and sticky raisin sweetness. The cognac shines nicely without over powering at all. The taste is another story. Layers and layers. Coganc gives it a slightly oily feel where the acidity cuts through perfectly. Raisin-like sweetness, mild orange juiciness. Plenty of mild spices focusing on cinnamon. It has this tartness to it but the funk drives through to the finish. So much going on. This is incredible

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle share, again thanks to Matt. Murky brown color with a sandy head. Nose is fruity and sour, brett, and oak. A deep underlying wave of sweetness accented nicely by the sour notes. Oak, brett, vanilla, and something fruity like pie cherries. Soft. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Brown with white head. Very sharp aroma, some vinegar, oak. Taste of funk, oak. Very acidic. Nice

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