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Golden sour ale aged in oak barrels with blackberries


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottles. Pours with a hazed, deep purple hued body with a small off-white head. Aromas are of funk first, damp leaves, shrubs, leathery, brett, lightly jammy and very dry blackberry. Fruity, mildly estery. Flavors are dry, lightly immature brett character (cheerios). Jammy, light wine barrel. Lively carbonation, medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7074) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (6961) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle at Darkness Day. Tart and sour dark fruit. Funky sour. This is amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6942) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6807) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
375 ml bottle shared by Mark- thanks again, Mark! Wow, first rating. And I知 not even a member. Pours a cloudy ruby color with some scattered bubbles that don稚 accumulate into a head. Aroma of berries, mineral notes, florals, funk, and sour mash. Flavor of blackberries, tart grapes, sourdough, and some oaky funk. Light-medium bodied, with a dry, tart mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6417) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, dark reddish purple pour with thin to no off white head, aroma brought notes of big berry, blackberry, tart raspberry, nice oak, vanilla, slight bretty notes, hints of tropical fruit and doughy notes, pretty nice. Taste is not as tart as I thought, but nice red and dark berry, nice lemon, biscuit, bready notes, slight earth, grassy notes, hints of slight tart note, finishing fairly bitter, slightly tart, hints of more berry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5909) - 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
alexsdad06 (5876) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
375 ml bottle shared with the group in December 2013. Pours a hazy reddish purple color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a great tart/sour berry character, wood, funk, floral notes, mild acidity, very drinkable while still showing nice sour components.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5821) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4702) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle shared at CC/KY tasting . Murky unfiltered purple grey body. Very nice test tube blackberry aroma. Nice stuff, in a US sour way.


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