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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark artisan ale brewed with citrus and fermented in oak foeders. 100% brettanomyces. Citrus wildbier.


lambicboy12's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lambicboy12 (43) - salt lake, Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2014
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottled@PBF X. Deep black/amber colour with small off-white head. Aroma is wooden, some floral and citrusy notes with mild sourness to it. Flavour is very similar, but has a rather strong hoppy take to it. Nice tartness level.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4875) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Pours mahogany into a tulip. Tan head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Cocoa and pit fruit aromas. Soft with sour cherry, lemon and earthy funk turning to mild pit fruit before the dry, lasting cocoa finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1264) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle, as pictured. Dark pour, tan head. Surprising flavor, actually very deep with a little bit of roast malt flavor up front, I got some chocolate in it. Fades quickly into a tart brett funk. One of the smoother brett beers I’ve had. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (4457) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (21422) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lefossoyeur (501) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7059) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2620) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2273) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (4021) - 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.



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