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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Aged in Leopold Apple and Peach Whiskey barrels


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Ha ha ha! I am one of the luckiest beer drinkers around! Why? Because I know Mike. Thanks Mike!!!! Wow these Leopold whiskey barrels are the bomb. I had the peach before and this Hibiscus version is even better. First the color is a crazy blood and water mix. Striking bight red hues. Slight drying cinnamon palate and aroma but barely noticeable in flavor. Huge sour cranberry/raspberry with a muted cheesy funk. Dirty socks. Earthy berry roots and vines. Clean crisp oak barrel notes. Superfunky!!!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2014
This poured slightly hazy darker golden color with a white head. Aroma was cinnamon, oak, candied fruits, Brett funk and lemon acid. Flavor was tart, Brett pineapple front, and then a nice oakum vanilla cinnamon finish. Such a weird combination, but awesome at the same time.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
artmcd8 (1801) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
375ml bottle. 2013. Pours a maroon colored purpley red with a full fluffy light pink head. Aromas of vinegar, slight barnyard, light cinnamon, slight apple Brandy. All the parts are there, they are blended together beautifully. Definitely a wintertime sour if there ever was one. Sourness isn’t over the top, beer is easy to drink. Quite the surprise.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2258) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Aroma: Hibiscus, Rose Hips, Cinnamon, Mild Apple Brandy Appearance: Pink/Purple Hue, Passes Some Light, Extremely Thin White, No Lacing Taste: Cinnamon, Hibiscus, Rose, Hay, Apricot Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Drying

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1324) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle sample, poured a lighter ruby colour with a small off white head. Cinamon, barnyard, funk, oak, small peach hints, herbs, cherry, vanilla,Nice tart and sour fruits. Very Nice

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1264) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 17, 2014
A - pours glowing goldy ruby red peach with no head. S - interesting nose. Musty, acetic and cheese funk up front. Whiskey and some cinnamon roll around with some unidentifiable fruit esters. M - short sharp sourness up front to a sweet fluffy middle to acetic end. Nice mf. Full complex palate. T - this is quite a nice surprise from cs. Sharp acetic/lemony sour right up front, but fades quickly. The palate is fruity and cheese funky. Fleshy, seedy Raspberries, sour apples, welches grape juice. The end is lemony on the lips, acetic acid and whiskey barrels. O - really really nice showing from cs. Balanced. Sour/sweet/fruity/cheesy/funky.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy pink orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong hibiscus, peach, oak, funk. Thin mouthfeel with nice peach, light hibiscus, funk, oak, light sour finish. Very impressive.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1567) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a light pinkish color, with off-white head. Funk, cinnamon, vanilla, tartness, light fruits, and whiskey barrel on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry with spice. Fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (893) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
375mL bottle. Aroma is interesting with a surprisingly noticeable cinnamon character, moderately hibiscus and light acidity and citrus. Light whiskey and oak notes. Pours a fairly clear, deep reddish amber with some ruby notes and a medium sized, moderately thick, light tan head that recedes quickly to the edges where it lingers. Moderate lacing and small legs. Flavor has a medium light acidity with some nice citrus character. Moderate hibiscus and floral esters with some faint cinnamon spice. Really nice tart berry and cherry fruit notes with light oak and faint whiskey in the finish. As it warms you pick up a bit more cinnamon, but it is still very much a background character. Lingering acidity and hibiscus. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, this is a pretty good beer. Nice, balanced acidity with quite a bit of hibiscus. Cinnamon makes a nice background character as does the barrel treatment.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4175) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2014
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours pinkish/purplish/amber with a small, pinkish head. Aroma of sourness and tartness that is characteristic of this brewery, light hibisicus notes, hints of cinnamon, some oak and whiskey and vanilla, and some light malts. Flavor the same with a really cool blend and a lot of tartness/sourness. Average texture. Another awesome Crooked Stave beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Cloudy red pour with no head. The nose boasts huge, wonderful fruitiness, but blindfolded I would never guess this was an apple, peach or hibiscus beer. I do, however, pick up nice cinnamon and graham elements with loads of red berries. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor conveys fruity, sour red berries up front, flanked by a similar, fruity, tart finish. Another world class beer shared by a world class guy, landhoney!


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