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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (3214) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle consumed at mikkeller bar. Pours dark brownish mahogany with beige head. Aroma is vinous grapes, cognac, cherries, and Brett. Nice tartness and huge barrel notes. A really nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3186) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (3146) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from Kihoskh, shared with esp0r september 5th 2014. Clear red tinted brown body. Acidic aroma with forest berries, wine, wood. Taste is sweet and tart, berries, caramel, nuts, fruit. Lactic and fruity finish. Nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3145) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours burgundy with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of wine, dark fruits, red fruits, some bread, malt. Taste is of fruits, acidity, some malts, sugar. Palate: Medium body. Light-medium carbonation. Overall: Not lots of cognac features detected. Fairly good. Not intimidating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Dark copper body; semi-translucent with a khaki foam on top that disperses quickly to a foamy collar. Tart red apple aroma with a good amount of vinous red grape, red wine oak, & semisweet booziness. I get more wine than cognac on the nose, but that’s okay. Faint lemon, mild acidity, & a pinch of lactic acid. Light hints of vanilla, cherry, & wood. Flavor is heavier on the vinous notes, as well as the ripe cherry flavors, coming alive with a good deal of acidity & a nice bite of sour lacto. Hints of cinnamon, spicy oak, red apple, & red wine grapes that battle between lactic sourness & vinous booziness. Slightly dry finish with a lingering sweet boozy cherry & woody finish. Really enjoyable stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (3072) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (3003) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2014
Dark chestnut pour with a small cashew head that left a spot or two of lacing. Tart plum skin, raisin, cherry flesh, oak, vinegar, funky cheese, and even mild chocolate notes. Really complex and assertive. Not an enamel peeling sour but definitely causes the lips to pucker a bit. Ample carbonation. Delicious!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2952) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
Thanks to nate321 for this bottle! Pours a dark red with a small beige rim on top that leaves somewhat good lacing. Nose is of light acetone, oak, wine, moderate vinegar and light cheese. Taste is of balsamic vinegar like it should but also incredibly oaky. Grapes, cherries and light spirits (must be the cognac) make up the rest of the flavors. Both body and carbonation were medium and acidity level is moderate and refreshing. Easy drinking enough. Overall a good but not great Flanders-style ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2950) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle shared at RBSG. Thanks phaleslu! Pours a brown color with white head. Sour, cherry, oak aromas. Oak, red wine, cherry, tart flavors.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukaduke (2908) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours a deep mahogany color with some ruby edges and two fingers of tight eggshell foam. Nose is inviting with ripe burgundy acidity, soft roasted grain, sweet pipe smoke, violets, funky old wood, caramel, dark fruits... Mmmm palate follows with a mysterious fruitiness that is both unique and delicious. Its like soft cognac soaked plums, with cherries, cranberries and pinot noir grapes added into the mix. Nice backbone of soft medium roasted malts with hints of cocoa and caramel that back up the moderate acidity and mingle with an earthy leather and mushroom nuance. Really soft and deliciously delicate sour beer !


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