arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I keep swearing I’m going to stop buying Crooked Stave beers because I never feel like they are worthy of the price tag and then I see a new one and it sounds so interesting I buy it and repeat the cycle of disappointment. I was hoping this one would be the one that broke that cycle and it was. I think this is the one that is actually worth the price tag, maybe they are finally hitting their stride. Purple, pink color, huge head that swiftly dissipated. Smell is funky, sort of manure like, hints of blueberries. Taste is nice and funky with a strong fruit component, blueberries. I almost wonder if they used a concentrate or just really good berries because the fruit really shows up well here. Nice job, crooked stave, I might buy a second one.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-25-2012 17:54:53
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a murky, amber, copper color with a moderate, white, frothy head which settles to a thin layer and leaves frothy lace rings. The nose is full of fruit with papaya, blueberry, tart cherry, maybe guava, earthy, funky, and some light toasty notes. The flavor is similar with dry funky notes, still blueberry, guava, toasty, and tart cherries. The palate is lively, drying, less than medium, and coating. The finish is dry, still fruity with cherry and guava, and a toasty oak note. Decent Brett beer with a nice fruit addition. These 100% Brett beers can tend to be quite simple and very dry and mask the base beer but still nice to drink.
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Marsiblursi (2983) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours cloudy orange red with a creamy, off-white head. The aroma holds yoghurt, cream, blueberries, blackberries, dough, bread, cheese, vanilla ice cream, some funk, light esters and a touch of meaty phenols. The flavor is light sweet to dry, light to medium acidic and tiny bitter with notes of mild citrus, tart vanilla yoghurt, blueberries, frozen red berries, wheat crackers, doughy bread and friendly brett. The mouthfeel is creamy, light tart and round with a light to medium carbonation. Balanced aftertaste. Medium bodied.
_angst_ (2371) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2012 750 ml bottle received in trade. Thank you adnielsen! Pours hazy blueish goldenish orange with a frothy grayish white head that slowly dissipates whiles leaving some lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is sour, funky and fruity with crackers, blueberries, hay, dry soil, barnyard, lemon juice, unripe currants, yoghurt, lemon zest, strawberries, wild strawberries, vanilla, biscuits, grapes skins and wood.Taste is tiny sour and fruity with blueberries, fruit yoghurt, crackers, hay, dry soil, barnyard, unripe strawberries, grapefruit juice, dark grapes, bilberry jam, vanilla, hay, white bread, blueberry hard candy, lemon juice, wild strawberries and raspberry sorbet. Mouthfeel is dry, fruity tart, soft and light to medium, bodied. Finish is fruity sour, slightly dry and slightly tart with crackers, blueberries, lemon juice, dry soil, barnyard, hay, frozen strawberries, , white bread and lemon zest. Great stuff! Not a huge fan of blueberries but this is great!
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle, thanks to _angst_. Bottle number 1047 of 1516. Funky tart aroma, lacto, leather, hay, blueberries, hay, raisins, acidic, grapes, raisins, horse blanket, milk, floral notes. Fruity floral flavor, caramel, raisin, funky, hay, lacto, yoghurt, brett, blueberries, grass, some bandna.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served in Crooked Stave stemware. Pours a nice light pinkish color with a nice head and a bit of lacing. The nose is really excellent with notes of blueberry and earth. Funk in the background. Really excellent. Flavor doesn’t disappoint either. Really enjoyed the combination of the Brett and blueberry character with just a bit of backing acidity. Light body; extremely drinkable.
daknole (8550) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish/brown pour. Aroma of blueberries, cheesecake and cream cheese. Flavor is funky, light blueberry, cheese.
beersearcher (2296) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2012. This booth’s beers went fast. They were the "it" brewery of the fest. This one had a nice acidity and grabbed you. Wish the blueberries had come through a little more but I enjoyed this.
douglas88 (5565) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank at the brewery. Pours a cloudy reddish brown color with a medium white head. A big nose of sour fruit and wood. The flavor isn’t massive blueberries, but more sweet fruit that isn’t easy to distinguish without knowing, very soft palate, some oak, light funky dry brett. Very nice. Vanilla as well.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a tulip. Big thanks to stevefinny for this. Batch 7/12, bottle #1344 of 1516.
3.5 A: Murky amber peach color. Two fingers of frothy/foamy off-white head. Retention is around average and just a couple whisps of lacing are left.
3.5 S: Lots of good brett aroma in this. Musty basement, old dry wood, and general woodziness. Blueberry comes next and I’m unsure about what to think about it. It’s somewhat tart, somewhat overripened to the point of decay, and somewhat sweet. Perhaps somewhat medicinal and garbagy as well. Sweet overall for a brett beer with caramel, a light toastiness, and a touch of diacetyl butter.
3.5 T: Taste is like the nose for the most part. Musty basement, dry wood, outdoors funk from the brett. Surprisingly little tartness from the blueberries. Rather, they come off as on the sweeter side. The problem though, is that there isn’t quite enough of them. Many a brewer uses too little and the result is that it comes off as watered down juice or something. It’s not too bad in this beer, but it is apparent nonetheless. Again there’s a touch of butter, medicine, and the slightest hints of acetone. Malty for a brett beer with caramel, toast, and apple fruitiness.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation that is very lightly spritzy. Smooth.
4.0 D: A couple categories were borderline next best, so a little boast here.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-29-2012 04:25:19