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RATINGS: 126   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10987) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Kenny. Pours golden brown with a foamy off-white head. The nose has a bit of funky sweat, aged berries, wood. Light-medium sweet flavor, further sweat, wood, mild acetic burn, ripe orange, berries. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Nice acetic burn on the finish, some funk, raspberry, old wood. Good and funky. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
On tap @ Presidential Suite. Thanks, Peter. Dark brown in color with a khaki head. Lots of grape skin, balsamic vinegar, and leather. Slight oak. Some grass, a bit of roasted malt, and dark fruits. Slight sweetness to the flavor along with a moderate tartness. Acetic/balsamic notes and a bit of fruit leather. Some roast, oak, and lots of grass. Dry finish. Minimal malt and fruit sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10534) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Somewhat hazy amber color, almost no head. Cognac aroma, woody, oak, sourish, tart, caramel, some chocolate. Sourish woody aroma, oak, cognac, tart, brett notes, barnyard, leather, some chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Bottled. Dark amber/brown coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma. Sourness, berries, spice, light tart, oak. Flavour. Berries, oak, sourness, tart, citrus, grape, spice. Medium to full bodied. Ends full of sourness, grape and tart. Light berries touch in the end as well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee, cognac, oak, horse blanket and fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, horse blanket, fruitiness, light oak and light cognac with a crisp dry tart lingering tobacco finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2014
Man this is good. The flavor? Sweet jesus. wow. That’s for the haters. HAHA. Anywya, it pours a nice brown color, beige head. Its quite sour but its soft and supple at the same time. Cherry, balsamic, grapes, woody notes, funk...just a superior beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9090) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2014
On tap @ the release party @ Crooked Stave’s Source location. Somewhat hazy reddish brown appearance with a thin, disappearing tan head. Aroma has a bunch of plum / dark berry / dark grape fruits. Some tannic notes also present and actually a fair amount of roast / toffee / caramel / burnt malt. The flavor is moderately tart. Black cherry / dark grape notes are pretty apparent. Some woody / leathery notes. Light acetic acid. Finishes pretty smooth. Pretty fun brew and definitely easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle at Chateau Jackl, thanks to our Kenneth, 13/08/14. Dark mahognay brown with a moderate light tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is tarte red berry fruits, light brett, spice, red berry sherbets, light acidic nostril twitch, liqourice, tarte blackberries. Taste comprises musty berry soaked wood, red berry compote, dank must. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light acidity in the close tempered with sweeter red berry notes. Solid stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Very good sour beer. Initially, at a colder temperature, the sourness is mild. It builds as it rises to room temperature. Not too palate erasing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8440) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Etched glass bottle at WWBA. Pours brown with off white head. Nose/taste of wood, sour funk, cognac, and caramel funk. Medium body.


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