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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Dark artisan ale brewed with citrus and fermented in oak foeders. 100% brettanomyces. Citrus wildbier.


UDBeernut's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1856) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Dark pour, thin tan head. Brett, pitted fruit, mostly balanced but major acid burn down the throat on finish. Pretty decent.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
From tap. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is bretty horseblanket, fruity and mild citric. Tart, dry malty, roasted. Light fruity and citric into a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Tap at brewery. Pours a very dark, hazy brown. Off white head. Aroma is tart citrus, red raspberries, oak, leather. Taste is citrus, raspberry, funky leather and wood, bit of tart vinegar. Palate is medium heavy body, with high carbonation. Finished a bit dry. Pretty good, but I like some of the other crooked stave options better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
My dad continues to crush it on the beer selection. Sour with grape tones. Live and fun. Bottle - Shared by Dad

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle at RBSDG at the Dad Pad. Pours a slightly hazy darkened cola brown with a thin tanned beige head that invigorates itself upon agitation. Aromas of orange bitters and aged lime zest, bits of juniper. Medium bodied, tangy and lightly acidic, touches of lime again. Tangy and lightly astringent into the finish. Soft roast and tang. Nice stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (582) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Very dark in color. Way darker than expected. Aroma of vinous sour, dark fruits and oak. Flavor is the same with some slight earthy funk, but that is slight and goes well with the beer. Bit of funk in the finish. Almost a light slightly watery palate feel for how flavorful and complex this beer is. This is a very nice sour. Probably 6 or 7 of 10 sour. Some holes in it, but damn good still. Crooked stave has impressed me lately. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3453) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2014
2014 / Batch 5: Damn delicious beer. Lively, bright and complex. Rich sourness with a citrusy kick of lemon, orange, and zest. Subtle dark grain flavors and a slight nip of wood. Fairly "clean" Brett, but there is some earthy-wholesomeness in the mix. Tart fruit in the finish. Very balanced and tasty as hell.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9990) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle at the pre-Zwanze tasting in Croydonia, thanks to Paulo, 20/09/14. Extremely dark mahogany brown/light black with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is dark fruit rinds, spice, dank wood tones, hint of cherry, red berry tarteness. Taste comprises funk, tangy berries, light spice, woody mustdom, red grape skins, hint of toffee, damp straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light acidity in the close. Decent sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2015) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle 2014 batch 5. Pour has a very dark brown in color with a covering of tan head. Aroma has dark malts, chocolate, seedy berry, and coffee grinds. I really don’t get any of the orange at all. Mouth feel is light and the carbonation a bit low. Flavor gets to a mid range acidity, dark malted base, berries, chocolate, and some barrel wood. I can see where they were going for a sour winter warmer type thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle shared pre Zwanze 2014 - thanks to Paul! Pours brown with a frothy tan head. Lovely tart, leathery berry aroma, subtle brett funk. Light sweet flavor with sturdy acidity, further leathery berries, citric tartness. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly bracing sour finish, more citric bite, leather, faint bready sweetness, restrained funk. Lasting citric bite and leathery fruits. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle via trade (thanks Bill). It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasty, earthy brett, barnyard, some acidity, balsamic vinegar, oak, stewed orange and instant coffee.The taste is up-front tartness, tangy dark fruits, big orange character, sherbet, berry, oak, mild acidity, some vinous notes with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. All comes together rather well. Nice balance and high quaffability....


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