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Anchorage / Crooked Stave Between the Staves

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours murky brown, nose is light roast malts, tart, taste is huge funk, juicy, sweet, bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9430) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9217) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle at WTWBA. Reddish amber pour with an off-white head. Cognac, dark fruit, Brett. Cool beer for sure!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9017) - 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 (8698) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (8305) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
On tap at The Source. Pours a dark amber with medium beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong funk, oak, and fruit. Medium mouthfeel with dark fruits, light spice, tart in the finish. Easy to drink, very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
bb (8270) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - 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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