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Anchorage / Crooked Stave Between the Staves

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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6599) - 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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (6448) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear ruby mahogany - beautiful. Small beige head that dissipates fairly quickly with good lacing in its wake. Aroma is very vinous, red wine, some Brett, oak, lemons, tart cherries. Flavor is initially lightly sweet, drying out quickly to a light tartness with just a touch of funk. Lots of oaky, vinous notes - I would swear this was a red wine and not a cognac treatment. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Very very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (6395) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Brett, mild lacto, dark fruit aromas. Oak, wine, dark fruit, nice funk and other vinegar tart tones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6376) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Courtesy of Jason R

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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6309) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2014
22 ounce pour at the Beer Trappe. Vinegar and cherry in the body and nose. Light oak in the taste. Pretty damn good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (6151) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6019) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5982) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle@Sad Fish tasting aka Haarlemmestraat tasting aka Elite tasting aka did Dean do something (stupid) today aka Benzais’ endless triangle travel aka Chris’ Birthday tasting: Bottle: Thanks Julien: Served in a taster: Deep dark red ish brown with a small head. Aroma of wood, wild yeast, raisin, tart and some berries. Flavour is tart, fruity, bitter, wild yeast, wood, some herbs, light sweet tart. Aftertaste is tart, fruity, light dry and some wood. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, tart light dry texture. Very good stuff, perfect copy of the original Belgian style!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle shared at ChurchKey. Dark brown with off-white head. Aromas of Brett, funk, floral notes, citrus. Tasting notes of tart fruit, Brett, funk, vinegar, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Enjoyed this quite a bit.


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