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Golden sour ale aged in oak barrels with blackberries


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a purple color with almost no head. Aromas of oaked funk, sour berries. Taste is dry and sour. Not bracingly bitter, but it has a nice little bite. Flavors of unripened blackberries, oak and moss. Decent carbonation leaves a slight prickle on the tongue. Finishes sweaty and dry. Did this side by side with Almanac Farmer痴 Reserve Pluot and this beer lost hands down.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1512) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Had at a share: pours a raspberry like red with pink head. Raspberry, tartness, blackberry, and oak on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9449) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8741) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8911) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
Pours dark red like a good red wine. Aroma of blackberry and elderberries, with the trademark sour yeast. Active carbonation, from 2013 cellar. Thick rich dark berry taste, significantly tart. Fruit and vitamins of the night.Thanks Jason B.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2014
Bottle at Mikkeller&Friends - Thanks. Cloudy dark red - white head. High blackberries. Acid. Zesty. Citrus. Light malty. Spicy. Lots of dark berries. Oakey dryness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Keir (156) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2014
2013 bottle. Hazy reddish brown with a bit of lacing, no head. Nose of sour fruit, a hint of vinegar. Taste is sour, some berry, some funk. Over carbonated. Fizzy. Decent, but not their best.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
transparent chestnut with large bubbled white spotty head. Funky ash berry nose. Flavor thin but more focused, lactic berries with phenolic rubber hints, fruity but very thin, low carbonation, fruit skin all over.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy violet body with a spare white head. Aroma of oak, blackberries, plum, grape, earth, and florals. Flavor of oak, florals, herbs, vinous, earthiness, and blackberries with a dry, bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfroms (348) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle via jbeatty, thank you! Pours a gorgeous blueish purple, like blueberry kombucha, with just a few bubbles. Aroma is lemon, muted blueberry, stone-fruit acidity, cinnamon. Taste is lemons and blueberries with minerality and a quick finish. Somewhat watery mouthfeel. Good but nowhere near the best I致e had from Crooked Stave.


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