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Golden sour ale aged in oak barrels with blackberries


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwood04 (3950) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2014
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours purple with an off-white head. Aroma of sourness/tartness, light oak, some blackberries, pale malts, and some fruits. Flavor the same with a cool blend. Average texture. A really good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
375mL bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours a clear ruby red with a small beige head. Aroma brings out potent tart blackberries and some brett. Flavour is very similar, though the brett is perhaps more dominant than the nose suggests. Super fruity, jammy, and fairly bretty. Highly drinkable and enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3588) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy purple with no head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong brett and blackberry, oak. Thin mouthfeel with sour blackberry and light brett with lingering dry finish. Really enjoyed this one off.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2734) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle shared by Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pours hazy purple amber with a thin tan head. Nose is sour and tart, with red grape, yogurt, and lemon. Taste is real yogurty, lightly fruity, grape and berry, with lemon and medium tartness. Pretty gentle, with medium and mellow carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3281) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Pours a hazy purple with a small head and some spotty lacing on the glass.

The aroma is bretty & berry forward, lots of tart fruit in the aroma, some seedy berry jam and some dustiness. Pungent & inviting.

The flavor is tart with a lot of seedy raspberry and blackberry flavors... it痴 nicely sour, very dry and has nice earthy notes. I知 a sucker for berries presented in this manner, so this is right up my alley.



I don稚 believe that this is a shelf beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1381) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Pour is dark pink with a bit of a haze to it and a light pink head. Nose has a lambic note to it, a bit of barnyard funk, slight metallic twang, strong raspberry fruit behind. Taste isn稚 quite as barnyard or as bright. Strong brett presence that gets a little muddled and brett is strong. Still a hint of barnyard, some dusty brett with a moderate amount of blackberry. Lighter body, fairly sour with a slightly puckering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1150) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2014
375ml bottle, thanks Aaron! Pours a purplish brown color with a white head that fades to bubbles around the edge. Aroma is oaky, citrus fruit, lemon. Medium on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is sour, oak, some light berry fruit, blackberry, hay, with a light sour finish. The blackberry is a bit lost, but otherwise a very nice sour ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
christoph (19) - littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
this was my least favorite of 2013 cellar reserve the color was amazing the scent was kind of meh. the black berry was very difficult to find in this beer. was mildly sour and kind of milky all in all its not a bad beer but it isnt a great beer either

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
keanex (1456) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle from a friend.
Appearance: Hazy raspberry colored body with a short and light pink head.
Aroma: Sort of sulfury with a mild sour blackberry presence.
Taste: Mildly sour, reminds me of an Atomic Warhead, but no substance beneath. The base is watery and the sourness doesn稚 do much to add to flavor, it痴 just sour to be sour.
Palate: Sort of flat.
Overall: I致e had three Crooked Stave beers, the other two were excellent. I知 not sure where this went wrong but this was very boring and the people I drank it with agreed. It tasted watery and generically sour. What a shame.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (686) - USA - JAN 31, 2014
Aroma is sour, lactic, and acidic with berry acidity. Looks beautiful dark purple. Love the color. Spotty lacing white ring. Taste is sour with mued berry peeking through. For the color the fruit quality is rather muted. But it痴 delicious.


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