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Golden sour ale aged in oak barrels with blackberries


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1163) - 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 (1485) - 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 (688) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (2033) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Pours a bright purple with no head. Aroma of blackberry, funk, and sour wheat. Taste is tart, blackberry bomb, funk and sour wheat. This one is amazing!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9986) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
375 ml bottle poured a clear reddish purple with a lingering ring of lavender foam. Aromas of straw, barnyard, blackberry and sour citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour citrus, blackberry and light straw with a crisp dry lingering tart citrus finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1284) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Deep purple-maroon hue body; splotches of white foam scatter on the surface and attach themselves to my glass.

Funky, fruity aroma surprised me with its bold yeast presence. Dry, blankety, plenty of Brett, crushed blackberry essence. Smooth carb on the palate, juicy fruit, sourness is perfectly balanced. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2263) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours a purple color with two fingers of fizzy pink foam. The nose is lots of earthy berry, barnyard hay and some musky oak. The palate follows with a nice blackberry seltzer backbone that gains complexity from the musty barrel and imparts a touch of round toasted vanilla nuance that rounds out the acidity a bit and complements the dusty barnyard grain. Tasty !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2767) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle at the parentals, split with the Wife. Pour is a beautifully purplish-maroon color with very little head, if any. Funky, cheesy, slightly acidic, jammy, raspberries, blackberries, urine, somewhat horsey, and doughy aroma. Taste is sweet fruity, very tart, plummy, red grapes, oak, dark berries, bkueberries, green apples, and red wine vingear - though not overly acidic. Light body with medium carbonation. A very sour beer, that maintains balance from the sweetness of the fruit. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2163) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Aroma: Brett, Mildly Bitter Blackberry, Mild Hay, Mildly Woody Appearance: Deep Purple Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thin White Head Ring, Very Minimal Lacing Taste: Mildly Tart Blackberries, Mild Red Wine Barrel, Mild Brett, Mild Cherry Skin Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Fruity


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