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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (5403) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5377) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
bottle shared by mathieuc, many thanks bro! pours unclear dark brown with a small light beige cap, minimal retention and lacing. raspberries, cherries - citric fruits with an acetic touch, never overwhelming - balsamic figs; very spicy, chocolate powder, loads of tannins. light carbonation, light-medium acidity; light body; tingling, very tannic and grassy-spicy finish. nice but CS and anchorage alone do better..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5147) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4981) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Nice cherry bretta lambic tasting thing. Finishes with a nice sour bite with lots of bretta and some sweetness from cherry. Cherry is pretty substantial here actually. Pours red with good head and lacing. Bottle at Churchkey thanks to Radagast, Travlr or Jack or someone. Great!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4820) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Semi cloudy brown pour, with an off white head. Vinous, oak, balsamic vinegar, cherry, leather, a bit earthy, and some sweetness. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4733) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Sour. Wine. Cherries. Very nice and mellow. Some wood and tart finish throught the palate. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4629) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4598) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle not thx to joes, not @ BBF. Dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Smells sour, red fruits, fresh. Tastes red fruits, sour, balsamico vinegar. Sour as fuck. Medium body, nice carbo.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4580) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
At the Anchorage presentation at The Wine & Cheese Place - Pours dark amber / mahogany with a beige head. The aroma has a nice mix of toasty malt, brown sugar, and citric / vinegar sourness. It has a medium / light body with some richness to it and soft carbonation. The flavor begins with dark fruits, red fruits, caramel, nutty malt and a nice crisp sourness that balances well and bring all of the flavors together. The finish has a rich sweetness, but heavy citric / lactic sourness balancing. "Balance" would be the key to this beer. Excellent in every way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4518) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of light sourness/tartness, dark malts, dark fruits, oak and vanilla, a nice funkiness, and light spices. Flavor the same with a very balanced blend. Average texture. A really cool beer but I wish more stood out about it.


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