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Anchorage / Crooked Stave Between the Staves

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5198) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2015
great stuff, strong brandy and sherry type flavors, ruch, full bodied and tart/dry. Great combination

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (5135) - 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 (5058) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4959) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4872) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
750 ml. bottle. It pours a dark black cherry color with a disappearing khaki colored head. The aroma is really nice with sweet/tart dark cherries, mild funk and dark malts. The flavor is sweet berries, cherry, balsamic, a little caramel and a decent amount of vinegar with some funk in the finish. I liked the dark fruity, sour aspects of this beer, and am curious how this would do with a few years of cellaring. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (4763) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle, pours hazy red Amber color with small head. Notes are sour cherry funk, Brett, light cognac, and minerals. A little lactic and slightly acidic. Nice

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
travita (4642) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. The look is darker, off white head, and clear. The smell is cherry, peach candy, sour, wood, interesting, and lactic. The taste is tart, peach, sour, fruit, wood, funk, and good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (4588) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4524) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by Chris, thanks! Dark mahogany with a small beige head and little lacing. Aroma is mostly of red fruits along with acetic notes, light caramel, brettanomyces, oak and alcohol notes. Taste is quite acidic, but less than I thought it would be considering some the reviews. There’s a lot of red fruits (mostly cherries) along oak, cognac, vanilla, caramel, brettanomyces and light spiciness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry finish. Mouth puckering. One of my least favorite from Anchorage or Crooked Stave. A little over the top acidity. Tasty, but a bit unidimensional.


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