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Golden sour ale aged in oak barrels with blackberries


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
12.7oz bottle shared by alexsdad06. Hazy, dark raspberry kind of purple color, looks cool. Little ring of white head. Awesome oaky tart fruity berry aroma. Kind of floral. Great nose. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Great light sour tart taste, light sweet. Very enjoyable, fantastic sour. Great one to end a tasting of heavy beers with.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
375ml bottle from my 2013 Crooked Stave Reserve Membership. Kudos to adnielsen as usual for the assists. Pours a deep blackberry crimson hue, purple with a decent haziness in the body. Cranberry juice splash with some reddish purplle glow on the edges and bottom. Loose bubbly offwhite head atop stays as a melllow filmy layer, dies down firmly with small lacing and stick around overall. Aromas show some firm sourness, lemony and bretty with yogurty cultures, dusty funk and tannic oak. Some blackberry juice and fruit, a bit pulpy and tart, some seedy elements are more mellow as the fruit doesn稚 quite take off until you settle into. Blackberry skin and seedy elements. Tart, juicy, the funk comes in firmly, cobwebs and horseblanket, dust and oak. Initial is lighter end of the fold, some decent to middling tannic and seedy blackberry hit, tart and dry, a bit fuzzy as we start moving on. Farmhouse yeast meets dust and funk, a bit of straw, florals and earth. Gentle yogurt, the body is a bit flabby and undercarbonated but the blackberry element meets oak, the skin melding into a more tannic and dry experience as you round the corner. Some dust, cobwebs, and gentle sweaty element. Lingering fruit, yeast and funk, oak and firmer brett element, yogurt and dryness as we taper out and finish up. The house yeast seems a bit dominant here and the blackberry seems a bit underdone for my liking. It痴 tart and sour at times, but really much more bretty overall, the body a touch flabby and undercarbed. Still it tastes quite nice just lacks some oomph, body, and carbonation which really might elevate this experience. Nose is good but not assertive. Front end more assertive and acidic at the end of the pour. Solid stuff overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6376) - Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared by alexsdad06). Looks good; a somewhat hazy reddish blackberry with off-white lacing. Smells good too; fruity and funky with a notable raspberry presence. Tastes like it smells with a nice, dry mouthfeel. Good beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5158) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
This one poured a hazy straw yellow with a white head. Areoma was of sour berries, light lemon, brett, and cracked wheat. Flavor was bretty, mildyl tart, some sand, and blackberry in the swallow very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
375mL purple wax thanks to LtDan! Clear dark purple pour, weak pink foam. Nose is funky, juicy blackberry and blueberry. Rich, bright. Taste is a bit thin and soapy. Pretty bland in a way. Small soap and harsh acid. Hmm. No sourness/tartness. Almost like a muted blueberry Berliner.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2484) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle at Exira Beer Summit IV. Thanks to adnielsen for bringing the bottle. Pours a maroon color with white head. Fruity, metallic, blackberry aromas. Tart, blackberry, fruity flavors. Doesn稚 match the L達rett d単lum.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit IV. Pours a reddish purple appearance with a pinkish head that dissipates pretty quickly. Cheesy, blackberry/blueberry, tannic/woody, vanilla aroma. Tangy, soda-like, light butter, vanilla woody, juicy dark berry flavor. A touch watery. Not nearly as sour or fruit forward as the plum release.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2049) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2013
bottle courtesy of moc513 pours purple with a small cream colored head. nose is full of black berries and brett. taste has strong tartness, but has underlying sweetness at times. blackberries continue. body is creamy, very yogurt like profile. I need moar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Purple pour with an off white head. Flavors of dusty yeast, berries, lemon peel, lacoto. Some yogurt flavors too. I think this one will do well with some age.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2013 batch, enjoyed 2-ways in stemmed wine glass.

A - Murky and deep purple in color.

S - Nose was tannic, ripe and musty. Sweet / tart but reminded me a lot of a blackberry reduction with tart lambic notes.

T - Pretty good. A lot more sour than any other L達rett beer from CS I致e had. A creamy backbone, lots of lactic acid but no traces of vinegar. The blackberries already being tart just made this a sour bomb.

M - Standard carbonation, medium, often champagne like with a swish.

O - Not my favorite of the CS beers but still quite nice and I知 glad to have more.



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