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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9280) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9193) - 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 (9118) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (8689) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
750ml bottle. Dolfen pour, cognac and oak notes evident, dry and funky, some sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8545) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (8397) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (8173) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7999) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Taste from a bottle at RBSG. Dark red brown color. Thin ring of khaki head, Dots of lace. Woody toasty dark fruit spicy aroma. Moderate spicy taste, tart, moderate sweet. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Very tasty sour brown.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark reddish brown pour with lasting tan head, aroma brought notes of cognac, spirit barrel, oak, earth, some lime, lactic notes into a bit of brett, slight red fruity notes. Taste is a mix of sour fruit, raspberry, cherry into a bit of wine, cognac like notes, oak, slightly bitter yeast notes into some lime, lactic, finishing fairly tart, slightly bitter. Tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7897) - 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!


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