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Crooked Stave L達rett d達lackberry

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   ABV: -
Golden sour ale aged in oak barrels with blackberries

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle @ Home. Thanks, Jake. Nice purple sort of color with a thin layer of off-white foam. Smells really funky and has a good jammy, berry nose. The flavor is super tannic and almost astringent. A bunch of wood, some fruit skins, grass, and chalk. A fair bit of tartness. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2372) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour light hazy ruby purple copper with thin white head. Nose tart funk, Brett, blackberry, light wood, with the underlying funk of a dirty jock strap. Taste tart up front, then berries and light wood. Slightly funky fruit and tart finish, hint of jolly ranchers. Reasonable but just not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Reddish pour with a white head. The aroma has a bit of brett funk with some juicy raspberries and blackberries. The flavor has the same fruit notes with the addition of some toffee and leathery notes from the brett. There are some nice funky notes, but the fruit still stands out. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6758) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Crooked Stave Tasting Night; hazy vimto pour with a frothy light pink pour, aroma has light almond with tart red fruits, taste has funk with some tart blackberries, decent brett action, a of wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle..Pour is red with a white head..Nose is blackberry, oak, musty spice, pulp, funk...Taste is blackberry, spice, funk, musty, berries, floral.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle shared in London to honour JackL痴 departure. Thanks to Paul for this sour sauce. Pours hazy pink-purple with a fluffy white head. Funky berry aroma, with some lemony undertones. Light sweet flavor with strong berry tartness, lemon, some bitter berry skins, soft funk. Light in body with average carbonation. Clean and dry on the finish, with more berry skins, mellow mustiness, slight acidic bite. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17214) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle split at Jack The Sipper leaves for the FBI again tasting, big thanks to Paulo, 14/07/15. Red with a crimson cap. Nose is tarte berry, spice, straw, blackberry, blackurrant, light brett. Taste comprises more tarte berry notes, brett more prominent than on the nose, light spice, oaky tone, blackberries. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Solid bretted #

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
14th July 2015
Farewell Jack bottleshare at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Bill & Paul. Hazy plummy red beer, small pale pink head. Palate is light and dry, modest fine carbonation. Mild bretty savoury vibe. Just a mild lemony sourness here which allows the mellow blackberry to come through. A slightly tarter finish. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle @ The Clerkenwell Share. Thanks to Bill via Scopey. Blood red pour with a small head. Nose of musty plum and grape skin. Red wine barrel vinous character. Taste is of red fruits, a bit tannic. Dry wood. A bit of salt. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12677) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bill, shared at Craft Clerko. It pours hazy purple with a small off-white head. The nose is soft, very juicy, blackberry, jam, tangy, dirty, pungent farmyard, funky and earthy brett. The taste is juicy, tangy blackcurrant, jam, Ribena, sherbet, wood, vinous, tart green apple and lemon rind with a dry, tangy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very juicy and rather quaffable. Tasty.

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