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Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Winter)

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Dark artisan ale brewed with citrus and fermented in oak foeders. 100% brettanomyces. Citrus wildbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (4355) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2015
375ml bottle @PBF X. 2014 batch 5. Thanks Jan for bringing this one! Tart, vinegary with green apples in aroma. Slight milky sourness, mild vinegary notes, citrusy, lemony tartness. Mouthdrying. Refreshing, really tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (21272) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
Bottled at Petalax Beer Festival. Dark brown, small head. Lemony cherry aroma. Acetic with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Vinegar, wood and blood. Puckering sour lemon juice, some hay and caramel. Vinegary finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lefossoyeur (498) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
Pours brown with a thin white head, fading quickly into nothing. Dark fruits and toasted aromas with hints of citrus. Thin body, sharp acidity, nutty flavors with a citrus finish. A bit unbalanced, still enjoyable dark sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6831) - Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4/15/15. 375mL bottle thanks to rdixon77, I believe. Dark amber red pour with a nice khaki head, good lacing. Nice aroma, tart, oak, vanilla, cherry, light nuttiness and toasted caramel. Good flavor, nice tartness, dark cherry, hints at balsamic, oak, vanilla, caramel. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle 375ml. Pours brown with low off-white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of spices, fruits. Taste is of fruits, citrus. Palate: Light body. Light carbonation. Overall: Nice sourness. Just a tad straight-forward.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
375ml bottle from Hill Farmstead, listed as 6.8%. Dark mahogany with a light tan head that completely fades. Light tannin, mix of lemon and lime rind, malty, acidic, some brett, sour plum and cherry, mild carbonation and moderate body, sour and dry on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3889) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle (375 ml). From Alexandre, thanks! Split with the Québec crew.

Appearance: Dark amber with a small ring of off-white foam and little to no lacing.

Aroma: Citrus, chocolatey notes, brettanomyces, moderate spiciness and red fruits.

Taste: Medium acidic presence, citrus, chocolatey notes, moderate spiciness, oak and roasted malts.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Citrusy finish.

Overall: Not the most cohesive mix and another strike for the the dark sour category (some examples are pretty good, but they are definitely a minority), but it’s not all bad. It’s rather tasty and quite drinkable for what it is. Still, Crooked Stave can do better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (2178) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a small white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of roasted, toasted grains. Taste is of roasted malt and not too tasty overall. Some light grapes, maybe? Moderately acidic. Body is medium and carbonation medium. Overall this was drinkable and kind of refreshing but this didn’t feel special at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5689) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
pours hazy light brown, burnt orange, with a nice very light beige cap, some retention and lacing. minty citrus, gently roasted grains, red fruitiness - tart cranberries, pepper, dry molasses, few powdery chocolatey notes, light-medium acidity, spices. light carbonation, light body, tart spicy-citrusy medium long finish. interesting and tasty citrus barrel-aged variant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (4234) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle shared. Clear deep copper pour with white head. Aroma is fruity, light chocolate notes, light winey aromas, fruit peels. Taste is tannic, quite winey, dark chocolate, sour cherry, acetic acid, quite sour. Palate is med light bodied, dry with light mineral carbonation. Good.

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