sarro (125) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Detroit tasting #543 of 857. Color is a clear, purple hued brown with little head when poured. Smell is sweet blackberries, oak, yogurt, cheese. Seedy blackberry and raspberry fruit on the palate with a hint of blueberry too. Solid fruit sour.
bytemesis (4468) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle thanks to bull11zeye. Pours clear rose, turning cloudy as we get lower in the bottle, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is funky, barnyard, blackberries, oak. Flavor is light sweet, very light tart, light funk. Quite fruity and oaky. An amazing amount of blackberry given the bottling date. This is good.
ineedbeer (1162) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle.
Aroma is straight cheese and feet with a faint fruit note.
Pours a fairly clear, purplish red with a slightly pink head.
Flavor is better than the aroma with a moderately strong tartness. Some medium light berry character. Hints of tropical fruit and cheese.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a horrible aroma but the flavor is not as bad. The fruit has definitely dropped out of the beer.
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"A far nicer beer than my first foray to crooked Stave, though still not among the elite for a style I love. They did a great job integrating the fruit in this one, and the balance between jammy blackberry and funky lemony tart is the beers strenth."
SHIG (3915) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Culmination Fest: Poured a purple red with a white head. Aroma was funky berry with wood tones. Taste was tongue tartness of blackberries also some oaky wood.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Traces of tan head atop the dark body. Blackberries dominate the aroma and taste, imparting their delicate flavors which somehow turn more sour and intense as I keep drinking. Sourness and fruitiness intensify, turning into a magical creation.
Beaver (1443) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle, batch March 2012, bottle 372 / 857. Pours hazy purplish amber with a fizzy off white head that quickly goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet berries and funky acidic (mild butyric) brett.
The flavor is lots of tart and sour berry with a little sweetness and some wood notes. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low prickly carbonation.
Overall, a nice sour beer with lots of sour tart berry.
Lukaduke (2658) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to the coolest c@ in CO !
Pours a purple rose color with a finger of pinkish foam. The nose is unripe blackberry fruit, basement funk and a bit of tropical brett undertones. The palate follows with a nice balance between tart fruit and musty funk... some barrel notes of toasted vanilla and blackberry sweetness rounds out the mid palate with puckering sourness drying out the finish. Lots of basement funk lingers...
Errl (2015) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle..115/857(2012) Pour is amber with a off white head..Nose is funk, cheese, yogurt, barrel, blackberries, sweetness..Taste is sweet, blackberries, funk, lacto, yogurt, nice light sourness
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Reddish pour with a tan head. the aroma is full of cheese and raspberry notes with a lot of funk. Reminds me a bit of Cantillon. The flavor is also fairly funky with some cheese and leather notes, as well as some raspberries. The beer is fairly sour and quite dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.
neur0 (952) - GERMANY - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Flasche) Es ist kirschrot, opaleszierend mit einer fast weißen Schaumkrone. Es riecht ein bisschen "Kinder Emeukal™" süßlich und nach begischer Hefe. Der Geschmack ist sauer, fruchtig, wie Waldbeeren, und süßlich.Es gibt keine Bittere und das CO2 ist Ok