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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8509) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
> Bizarre passionfruit and hot pepper mildly acetic dark sour

[ Bottle ][ 750mL ][ montrealbctr ][ Tasting ][ Snifter Tulip ][ 5.28.14 ]
>> Clear deep amber pour, tan spotty lace. Nose is tropical fruit, hot red peppers, passionfruit, cranberry, salty acetic. Really odd but nice. Taste is acetic, salty, cranberry. Mouthwatering pickle and salt. Not bad, strange dark sour. Tannic, salty, mild pickle. Quite the bizarre experience.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8239) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Sample at Crooked Stave. The beer pours a clear ruby-brown color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of oak, tart fruit and caramel. Medium-bodied with flavors of vinous oak, caramel malt and funky yeast. The finish is brett yeast and tart vine fruits. Pretty good all around.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Thanks to _angst_!
Marked 20 IBU.
Clear dark reddish brown color, small teal head. Sweet, spicy scent, some vanilla. Spicy, vinous taste. Medium mouthfeel, tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle at home and pours at WTF. Pours with a hazy brown to deep bronze hue with a small tan head that fades. Aromas are of funk, dark fruit, raisins, currants, very vinous, brandy, earthy leather and light chocolate. Moderate tannins, some brightness, cherries. Flavors are floral, fruity and funky brett, almost a touch tropical, mejool dates, medium sourness, floral, a touch raspy on the back of the throat. Lots of barrel. Good funk, vinous, rich. Fuller carbonation, pretty dry, puckering, tannins. Enjoyable!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
750ml bottle. Dolfen pour, cognac and oak notes evident, dry and funky, some sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7058) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to BenH. It pours deep brown with small white head. The nose is red fruits, tang, caramel, tangy, vinous, red wine, plum skin and mild acidity. The taste is tangy, red wine, wood, mild acidity, plum skin, redcurrant, Granny Smith apple, raspberry and oak with a lingering wood-acidity on the finish. Fruity, tangy and rather scoopable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Dark mahogony-brown beer with a tan head. Sour, light acetic aroma with lots of wine barrel notes. Sour, light acetic flavor with dark fruit and barrel notes. Medium bodied. Sour, light acetic notes linger with cognac, oak, malt, and a nice fruitiness. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6702) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small white head. Nose brings out dry liqueur notes, some moderate brett, and light dark fruits. Flavour brings out fresh pungent cherries, moderate tartness, and a little brett, but it’s not prominent. Surprising how pungent the cherry flavour is. Fairly complex, but not overly drinkable - a slow sipper. Very nice unusual stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Pour from a 750 ml bottle at The Party Source/Ei8ht Ball. Pours a cloudy brown-amber with a tiny off-white head that quickly settles into a ring. Notes of sour cherry, brown sugar, oak, toast, balsamic vinegar, tannins, sour mash, cognac, and sweet and sour candy. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sour mouthfeel that is balanced by some sweetness and toastiness. Finishes drier than expected. Very nice take on the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6588) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a sour treacle aroma. There is a moderately sour brown ale flavor with lots of oak an a warm alcohol trail. Very delicious.


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