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Hill Farmstead / Jackie Os / Crooked Stave Elaborative #1

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tart Brown Ale brewed with Ohio Walnuts. Aged 18 months in a variety of oak barrels with culture from each of the 3 participating breweries ... in friendship with Brad at Jackie Os and Chad at Crooked Stave. Brewed in November 2011. 375ml.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heather_B (237) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2016
See-through dark brown pour with minimal light grayish brown head. Smells exactly like Drie Fonteinen lambic. Seriously. Mouthfeel is awesome. Carbonated enough. Easily drinkable. Flavor is, indeed, nutty but like this awesome nutty lambic situation going on. Its not AS good as Belgian lambic but its tart and funky and delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle, shared by Steve during our brief catch-up and IP trade, an annual occurrence it seems! Many thanks for thinking to bring this for sharing! Dark brown, lively beige head that retains nicely. Aroma is vinous and acetic, underlying dark fruits. No sign of walnuts beyond a nutty dryness in the finish. Quenching and highly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1262) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Shared with Tony. Dark brown with a cream off white head. Aroma is vinous, vinegar, slight oak. Dry and sour, very good stuff, reminds me a lot of many crooked stave beers. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12136) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
375 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, leather, horse blanket and fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of toffes, leather, yeast, fruitiness and horse blanket with a crisp dry tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (697) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Originally reviewed on 6/1/2013. 375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Murky brown. Small khaki head. Nice surface wisps and retention. Wow, it actually smells like walnuts. Sharp acidity. Lactic. White pepper. Sharp sourness. A little bit of letdown. Malty. Nuts come out in the back. Not as dry as Prolegomena. Better body. Nutty. A unique take. I expected something similar to Prolegomena, but this has a totally different profile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2015
(375ml bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of walnuts, cherry, vinous, cranberry, and wood. Flavor of cherry, oak, walnuts, strawberry, chocolate, and dates.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (2150) - Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2015
375, thanks to Dany. Dark rusty red. Flanders red meets some smooth nuttiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2400) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle..Pour is a brown with a thin brown head..Nose is dry oak, funk, nutty, lacto, chocolate...Taste is musty, dark malt, chocolate, nutty, spice, dry oak, spice, dark fruits...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (486) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
12oz bottle shared by Armin...thanks! Dark brown pour with minimal head. Sweet aroma with some tart as well. Taste follows with some nuttiness. Great finish. I really liked this one!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9262) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle shared by Armin, thanks! Pours a hazy deep amber brown with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has light tart fruit with a decent amount of nuttiness and a bit of oak/funk backing. Flavor has tart deep stone fruit with a bit of nuttiness and dark grains backing.


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