lambicboy12 (43) - salt lake, Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1- raisin and cocoa
2- orange with a cloudy pour.
3- Very tart and some vinegar
4- medium-light body with a lively carbonation
5- I like this sour beer a lot, but I think that the vinegar aspect detracts from the rest of the beer.
jgb9348 (5321) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown coloured body that is fairly thin and when held up to a light, almost shows indigo/blue - very interesting! All that with a very thin, oily tan head on top. Aroma of sour grapes, brett (of course), lactose and a touch of bread - along with some strong yeast notes throughout. Light-bodied; Sour notes at first with a fruity flavour showing some brighter sour funk and a little grass and hay, but a lot of sour notes and some good fruit notes throughout. Aftertaste is a bit complex, but the flavours rotate around the brett and yeast, with a touch of the citrus and fruits showing through. Overall, a nice brett-based saison from Crooked Stave that borders on a plain fruit beer, but this is about what I expected from the brewery and worth keeping a few of these around to see how they age! I sampled this 37,5 cL split bottle purchased from Murray’s Cheese in New York (Greenwich Village), New York on 20-June-2015 for US$9,99 sampled at home in Washington after the Broncos won Super Bowl L - cheers Denver, and thanks for making great beer!
2014 Bottle - Batch #6 // Purchased 20-June-2015 // Sampled: 07-February-2016
BrettTaylor (696) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a dark cola-like brown with virtually no head at all; what little head there was from pouring rapidly disappears. Classic brett aroma - earthy, touch of funk, and slightly sour; there are some soft citrus and floral notes. Taste is pleasantly sour that lasts through the whole swallow and lingers for a good long time. Nice citrus notes, maybe somewhat like key lime towards finish. Super delicious.
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours clear and amber with a brief white head. The aroma is earthy and funky with an unusual suggestion of anise. Light-bodied and watery with sufficient carbonation. The flavor is seriously sour and funky with some nice fruitiness and a light level of toastiness. Tart, tangy, lightly funky finish.
rouhlas (1965) - GREECE - NOV 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Copper brown color with off white head. Roasted malty and yeasty aroma, caramel, wood, funky bretty, tart citrusy fruity. Sweet and acidic taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Mr_Abner (276) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (batch 6). Pours a cola color with a minimal white head ringing the glass. Smells tart. Aromas of Brett, oak, citrus, some floral notes, scant roastiness. Taste is medium to medium+ tart. Light+ bodied, average carbonation, tart finish.
smith4498 (3386) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014/Batch 6. Pours dark brown color with tan head. Tart, funky aroma with some citrus. Sour, earthy flavor with lemons and oranges. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
juiceisloose (1257) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Pours a very dark cola brown color and topped by a small fleeting head of off white foam that quickly fades to a thin film. The aroma shows huge notes of tart citrus fruit with lemon and orange along with some dark fruit undertones and followed by vinous oak, Brett, and barnyard funk. The aroma is very different than what the color would suggest. The flavor follows with the tart lemon and orange up front along with citrus acidity, funky Brett, and dry, vinous oak that hints at grape must. Nice tart citrus flavor with a nice dry oaky presence. Medium bodied that coats the mouth nicely with balanced carbonation that leads to a tart, citrus fruit finish. Not overly tart by any means, but the citrus fruit presence was really nice. Solid beer.
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown ale with a thick receding mocha head. In aroma, light chocolate with light ground cherries and lactic notes, light chalky notes, overall, OK. In mouth, a nice surprise, loads of citrus, grapefruit, ground cherries, citric and lactic acid lingering on, lemon juice, interesting. Bottle.
kevinsenn (1672) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Toasty caramel aroma with big tartness and orange and spice. Sour and dry taste with orange and spice notes. Long sour finish. Delicious.
Bulk_Carrier (3164) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Back of the bottle dated: 2014; batch 6.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a dark brown to almost black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that immediately dissipated. There wasn’t any lacing.
The smell started off with a bitter to tart to sour citrus. Peel to pulp-like goodness slides in nicely. Slight roasty coffee tries to show its face, but really stays subtle.
The taste rails the bitter/tart/sour citrus and really wants to bring in the roastiness of the coffee, but, ya know, it stays really subtle. There is a mostly sour citrus rind-like aftertaste running into a subtle sticky sour finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping quality about it. Carbonation is quite low key on this one, playing up the sour citrus to be the hammer on the palate, is it? Eh, somewhat.
Overall, good for what it is, I’d most likely have again, if anything it aged nicely until now.