gunnfryd (10269) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Haandbryggeriet. Red golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is crowberries, sourness, malt. Flavour is crowberries, sourness, malt, vinegar, caramel. Nice beer.
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Congratulations, HaandBryggeriet, this is a very good sour! It’s a ruby coloured beer with surprisingly little carbon and hardly any head or lacings. This one is quite balanced out, but the the sourness is obviously the main feature. Even though I’m from Norway, I don’t think I’ve ever had a crowberry, I’d imagine they taste a bit like blueberries from the taste of this beer. (Bottle)
badgerben (4387) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky red color with no head. Tart berry skin aroma. Mild grainy flavor. Very tart berry flavor. Never had crowberries, so I can’t say for certain that it tastes like them, but it seemed to be somewhere around a blueberry/blackberry realm.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iced tea reddish/orange body; very thin head. Tart buggy aroma, some fruit and woody bits. Very drinkable, same things in flavor as in aroma, prickly tartness, bugs, some wood, a little fruit.
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale ruby, some carbonation that does not last long.
Souyr fruit aroma.
Nice flavour of forest berries - will probably fade a bit over time. A brilliant apretif or as a palate cleaner. Or in a sauce/marinade, perhas?
More and more mouthwatering crowberry flavour as I sip.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle served in a tulip. Poured a slightly hazy copper with a sparse head. Bottle conditioned. Tart aroma with some sour berries. Not a lot of carbonation. Also a little brett in the aroma. Lighter side of medium bodied. Tart fruit in the flavor, fairly sour. Interesting beer. Not sure what a crowberry is, but this was tasty.
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle, pour is clear red with off white head, aroma has notes of interesting tart berry, slight funk noted with a touch of caramel and biscuit, slight lemon notes. Taste is definite berry, slight cherry, with a vanilla, funky tart and lemon lactic note, finishes fairly dry.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: Sweet aroma of crowberries, fruit, funk, slight acetic acid, slight barnyard, and slight acetic acid. Poured deep orange/red in color with no head. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Full of small, medium, and large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of crowberries, funk, barnyard, leather, slight acetic acid, and more funk. Medium body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Medium to heavily sweet, funk, crowberry, barnyard, leather, slight vanilla finish is slightly dry and slightly sticky. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
zeke626 (418) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours a cloudy orange-brown body with quickly disappearing off-white head. Aroma of sour fruit and light vinegar. Taste is not as fruity as the aroma and has an earthy/vegetal quality along with some tartness. Also has an odd, almost chemical taste near the end. Very lightly carbonated that quickly goes flat. Dry, tart finish. Rather drinkable for a sour ale, although not very acidic.
thome50 (1003) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via El Cerrito, thanks for the nice selection Jazz! Pours a medium brown with little to no head. Aroma is sour but nothing out of the ordinary. Some dark fruit aspects come out but this really doesn’t do much for me. The taste, more of the same. Tobacco with some brown sugar make this a sweeter sour at first but quickly the sour fades as it heats up and makes for something just bland and somewhat off putting. Overall, I have no idea what a crowberry is but it certainly doesn’t make this one any better.