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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Base Burgundy Sour aged in Oak Barrels. Our Hommage to the history of barrel-aging and those who have influenced us along the way.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Concealer (937) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2014 Re-rate, batch #3. Tap at the brewery. Clear dark ruby brown with a thin beige head that lasts on the sides. Aromas of sour apple, Bing cherries, funk, wood, and light spice. Flavor is sour apple and cherry front with some funk, wood and just a hint of chocolate underneath. Light to medium bodied, dry finish with a lingering sour apple/cherry.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
theothermatt (276) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
On tap at Crooked Stave. Pours a dark, blood, red. Nice light head that slowy disappears. Aroma of funk, cherries, plums, grapes, and acid. Very balanced sour, and tart, but not mouthpuckering. Smooth. No vinegar or astringent flavor. Very, very, very good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2013
pours reddish amber, with thin head. More carbonated than expected, but in a good way. Nose is sour cherries, with grape juice, plum and raisin. Flavor is awesome, I could drink this all night. Sour tart cherries and grape juice with well balanced oakyness. The finish sits on your tongue for hours making your mouth water for more of that tart cherry flavor..

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (5312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2015
40th Crooked Stave beer, 5,000th rating. Deep dark ruby brown with an off-white ring of foam around the edge. Lots of honey and brandy barrel and something like plums on the nose. Amazing flavor with dark sweet Belgian malts, plum and dates, with a twangy sour flavor that’s not puckering but kinda close. Lovely brandywine and oak barrel flavors on the funky and dryish finish. Lots of dark Belgian sweetness throughout. Very tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Dark browning color with red hints. Slightly woody nose with hints of what seems like wine. Big tart taste. As the beer warmed up a bit and coated the glass more, it went from being a good beer to a great beer. If I had another bottle, I’d make sure to swirl it around the glass a few times before drinking.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24 (1650) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2013
From the bottle, brown pour with tannish head. Oak and sour notes in the nose. Tart, fruit and sour flavor. Good stuff! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doofgoblin (420) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Excellent! An oak vinegar aroma is inviting. The taste is sour cherry with hints of Apple and rich sweet vinegar. The finish is a lasting sour with just a hint of bitterness. With low carbonation, this beer has a thin but deep sour fruit flavor that is really good. Overall, this is just an excellent showing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (3041) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
(Bue en fût sur place): Typique rouge des Flandres avec une forte cerise et une présence chocolatée très noire. Des minéraux insistent aussi pour faire parti du profil. Vraiment complexe et savoureux.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (837) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Very nice dark fruit, oaky aroma. Dark cherry. Taste is dark cherry, oak and get a burgundy finish. Really nice and complex. Almost a slight watery palate for how complex and strong the flavors are. Sour is maybe 6 of 10. Mostly lactic sour but has a bit of barnyard funk as well. Very complex and nice sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10220) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Reddish brown pour, tan head. Flavors of red wine, balsamic, tart cherries, some raisiny notes sneak in. Tasty!


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