djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong oak and grape skin. Thin mouth with nice sour grape, wine, oak, tart finish. Really enjoyed this one.
Keir (140) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours clear light yellow with little head. Nose of tart grapes. Tastes of tart, dry grapes. Just a hint if funk. Mouth feel is dry, very dry. Overall, one of the best American sours I've had.
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czar (4609) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro. hazy golden pour with a small white cap showing some retention and lacing. honeyed maltiness - slightly doughy, spicy and tingling acetic, sour apricots and small yellow fruits, but grapes?, spices, vinous character - although i must admit this seemed more like a red than white barreling. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily and a bit sticky, fairly tart if not sour grassy-spicy and lightly astringent finish.
tom10101 (3012) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (375 ml). Thanks to Mark for this one! Slightly hazy golden with a small ring of white foam and little lacing. Aroma is acetic and buttery at fist, but it then settle down a little to let the fruit/peach notes, hay and oak take more place. Taste is of apricots/peaches with a medium/heavy acetic presence, light buttery notes, oak and hay. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish. A tad mouth puckering. One of my least favorite from Crooked Stave. Lack of balance and depth. Quite unidimensional. Somewhat tasty, but certainly not easily drinkable.
Minderbinder (1964) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours blond with no head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of fruits, apricots, kerosen, alcohol. Taste is of acid acetic, bile, alcohol, sourness, fruits, apricots. Palate: Light-medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Too acid. Stomach burns (I ain’t no stomach burner usually). Mouth puckering. Good, but out of control in my opinion.
mathieuc (1448) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is golden with a small rim that doesn’t leave much lacing. Nose is of sour fruits and vinegar, not offensive but pretty intense on the acetic side. Taste is indeed sour, acetic and hopefully offers some nice perfumey fruits flavors. It is a bit too acidic with a light body and medium-high carbonation. Overall an OK sour ale, a bit subpar for Crooked Stave so far because of all the acetic acid.
Hair6a11 (1373) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 Bo ttle: pour is fairly cloudy medium golden with a very modest white head into this glass. It retains average/below average, with very sticky lacing. I admit: I had this after fuzzy. And while there are some interesting similarities, there are elements that don’t measure up as well. It starts off with a fairly subdued vinous, peach, stone fruit , with a light mineral presence. The flavor profile Is at once bitter sweet tart, lemon, very mild funk, moving to vinous earth, more mineral, but fading A touch into a more subdued baked bread, grass, lemon tart feeling. It’s a nice beer on this hot day for sure,
dfroms (318) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a pretty, hazy peach color with just a few white bubbles. Low carbonation. Aroma is pineapple, peach, white wine, almost lambic-like funk, some alcoholic heat, citrusy tartness. Taste is very vinous and lemony, with stone fruit and sweet malts fading into intensely lemony sourness and some acetic white-wine vinegar character. Almost a Basque cider quality. Lingering vinegary sourness. Good but a little unbalanced.
JBPortland (884) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle pours slightly hazy golden orange with a finger of head. Nose is funky tart lemon, white grape, barnyard, a touch acetic as it warms. Taste is sour woody citrus funk, acidic lemon, woody barrel notes, lacto. Finish is sour juicy fruit notes, white wine, citrus, funky oak. Awesome!
mcberko (6880) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375mL bottle, sent from robloc303 (thanks a lot, Rob), pours a cloudy golden orange with a tiny white head - just some bubbles really. Aroma isn’t the strongest, but the subtle notes are very pleasant, giving off notes of wild yeasts, grape skins, and white wine. Flavour is very potent, bringing out lots of dusty tart green grapes, tons of souring bacteria, and dry white wine. Very sour, vinous and slightly vinegary on the finish, as well as a bit acidic. ABV is no where to be found. Decent stuff, but the acidity is a bit much.