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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6146) - 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
Mora2000 (5893) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
75cl, Batch 1, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2014, with Brettanomyces, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour brew, sour/woody/vinous and slightly fruity/alcoholic, yet not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, yet expensive!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5730) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
(750ml bottle) clear deep amber, fine tan bubbles. Nose of sawdust, Brett C, earth, oak. Taste of oak, cognac, alcohol, cranberry, citrus, delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5667) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (5564) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm. Brownish/red with a small head. Nice aroma and taste of brett, berries, funk, oak, red wine. Really refreshing and easy to enjoy. A nice beer to drink during a hot summer evening.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5498) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2015
750ml bottle pours a murky brown with some creamy, white head. Nose has some balsamic vinegar, mild wood, a little grapey, malt, some caramel, some vanillin, green bell pepper. Flavor has lots of vegetal notes, caramel too, some fig/raisin, herbal, sumac, grape jelly, some vinegar. Tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5404) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle @ CK. we’re officially on a roll. Deep brown with a tight off-white head. Rich red berry, brown sugar, mild sourness on the nose. The taste is quite tart. Apple and cherry skin. Buggy wood. Medium body, smooth. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5398) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of cola sour cherries, light lemon, vinegar, faint dark fruit, and vinous notes. It pours a transparent orangish-brown with a minimal beige head that quickly fades to a minimal film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of cola and a touch of vinegar. The finish has light sour cherries, lemon, oak, dark fruit, cognac, and oak. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and somewhat thin mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
radagast83 (5387) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle shared at Churchkey. Thanks everyone! Amazing beer.... (can I stop my review right there). Anyway... Poured a beautiful looking dark orange color with a small foamy white head. Aroma was notes of wonderful funk - touch of balsamic, citrus and stone fruits. Nectarines, plum, apricot - with some acidic grapefruit character. Flavor had all those wonderful notes - tartness that hit all the right spots in the mouth, plenty of tangerine, light mango character - seriously, probably the best beer I’ve had this year.


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