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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1257) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1208) - 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. Thereís fig paste and a dry hit on the finish. Noice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1204) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1201) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1190) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1072) - 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 (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2014
At Jacobís with group. Pours murky brown. Aroma is musky tart wood. Taste is neutral, oaky. Itís okay.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1001) - 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 didnít 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (972) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2014
Batch #1 Jan/2014. Pours cloudy dark brown with red hues. Minimal head and lace. Complex oak, fruit, and spice aromas. Wine-like. Spirit-like. Shockingly complex on the nose and this is still cold. What will bottle age and a more appropriate drinking temperature do to this interesting brew? Flavor is medium sour. Cherry skin tannin sticks to your tongue. Medium body, soft carbonation, and a long sour finish. Most similar to a Flemish sour red, but with huge oak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (965) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle pours brownish red, low head. Tomato is tart vinegar and oak , taste is similar, not too tart finish


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