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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukaduke (2724) - 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 !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2681) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2620) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2607) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Aroma: Bready, Sour Mash, Mild Tobacco Appearance: Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Sour Mash, Dark Red Wine, Red Plums, Cranberries Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour, Mildly Tart

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2376) - NORWAY - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle shared by daje
Pours dark dark brown with a nice tanned head. Smell of tart berries, funk, barnyard, cognac, grapes, hints of toast, dark fruits and malts. Moderate sweet, very fruity, i find tart berries and funk, complex play with dark fruits, delicious stuff. Moderate bitter, some astrigent tannins, quite nice. Wow, a superb sour from two of the very best breweries. I liked this one a lot

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2329) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Dark cola colored... Aroma of caramel, dark berries, cherries, candied sugar... Flavor is light notes of cognac balanced by amazingly complex dark sour goodness, lots of caramel, dark fruits, figs, berries... Amazing beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21 (2296) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2014
Wow, I don’t even know how to rate this I was so impressed. Thanks to the Gene, travlr, gendev, jackl, radagast etc. crew for sharing this for Goose Island Migration Day at CK!! Murky brown pour, Small bubbly head. Nose and flavor are absolutely ridiculous; white and dark balsamic, unripe plum, big earthen funk, and leather collide right in the middle of the palate with terrific nectar, tropical, and citric fruit, including sweet, succulent nectarine, tangerine, pineapple, bright cherry components, pink grapefruit, with cheesecloth and other craziness in there.... this stuff is mindblowingly intense. I’m all about it. One of the best of 2014 so far.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2282) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2222) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle not in Nørrebroparken. Dark chestnut brown with a medium sized diminishing tan head. Wooden, light acetone, dark berries, band aid, fruit stones, dried apricot. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet and sour. Not too abrasive and opens a lot as it warms up.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2187) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2014
bottle pours brown, some light passes, cream hued head. nose has berries, vanilla. taste has a nice sour base, some more berries, cognac is noticeable, some adhesive, soy. light body.


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