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RATINGS: 169   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (4767) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (4760) - 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 (4739) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
travita (4435) - Frisco, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4341) - 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
JulienHuxley (4323) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle at a tasting. Hazy brown pour with thin ring of foam. Aroma is really nice, good cherry, typical Flanders Red with nice spicy oaky notes, light cognac. Taste is tart, bretty, earthy, mineral notes, oaky, cherry flavors. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle, pours clear red ruby with a small off white head. Aroma is acidy sour fruity berry. Flavor is funky stable dry fruity vinous slightly bitter astringent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. A bit hazy amber beer with almost no head. Cognac oak, sourish, caramell aroma. Sourish oaky cognac flavour with some tar, barnyard and leather notes. Nice one :-)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (4075) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4038) - 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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