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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   ABV: -
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Golden sour ale aged in oak barrels with blackberries


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9439) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 011: Crooked Stave-tastic 01 on 05/02/2014. Hazy purplish-amber color with a medium pinkish-white head that burns away steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of berries, oak and yeast. Light to medium body with a barnyard character and flavors of blackberry, funky yeast and malt. The finish is moderately tart with a berry and oak aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (9325) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9307) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (9182) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Like the original but this one has some issues, plasticy, not very great at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8999) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8617) - East 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8541) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle at Darkness Day. Tart and sour dark fruit. Funky sour. This is amazing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7536) - 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.


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