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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6699) - 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 (6692) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6322) - Chicago, Illinois, 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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle:   Nice aroma of sweet and sour vinegar, under and over ripened cherries, with a bit of oak as well.   Similar tongue, smooth, very tart, not an overly sour example.   Good balance.   Seems to have the right amount of sweetness to that tart aspect.   Clean, doesn’t linger too long.   Very solid example of the style.   Could stand to be just a touch chewier, but as is its fairly smooth.   I like how its not overly tart or has a long lingering sourness that makes my mouth water.   Better for us acid reflux peoples.   Good stuff!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (6089) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
66 cl. Bottle. Muddy brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, dried fruit, hops and sourness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5916) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
deaf as beethoven .. . dark chestnut brown .. solid head, great lacing .. . deep woody tartness .. . texture is mildly thin with a soft carbonation .. . medium finish .. . decent sour .. . . sit on it and rotate, sir

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5901) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Hazy brown color with tan head. Caramel, sour cherry, wet wood, tart lemon aromas. Light bodied with average co2. Mild to medium mouth puckering flavors of tart lemon, sour cherries, with some dark caramel sweetness___drying finish---good

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Brown pour with a white head. The aroma has some toffee up front with some grapes and a bit of tartness thrown in. The flavor is also very nice. I get some grapes and orange notes as well as some light tartness. As the beer warms I start to get some oak and cognac notes. The fruit is very juicy and goes well with the tart notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Awesome beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Draft on tap at The Source (Denver, CO). Pours a deep dark brown hue, some blackish depth with just a hint of ruby glow. Cakey frothy tannish head atop. Good stick around, lacing is ok and pretty. Aromas are a bit deep and dark, cherry, oak some carmelized malts. Gentle toast, spice and faint smokiness. Some funky brett, farmhouse and straw. Initial is a bit deadened, toasty and carmelized. Some sour dark fruit, black cherry and oak. Some earth, funk, and more oak. Firm wood influence, gentle spice. Middle is a bit more funky, brett and cobwebs with oak, basement and house yeast spice. Backend is a bit more tart but some bitterness comes in, earth and gentle sourness tapers out, tannic oak. Ok, a bit funky, the sourness never rally asserts with some solid red fruit influence. Nose a bit deadened.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (5717) - Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2014
750 ml bottle to taster. Looks good; a airly transparent dark amberish brown with light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes good too; malty and funky with notes of cherry, grape, oak, brett, and oak. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. Great beer!


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