Anchorage / Crooked Stave Between the Staves

 
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99
95
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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sour collaboration with Crooked Stave.
Sour ale fermented in fouders with 3 strains of brettanomyces, aged in cognac barrels 11 months with a funky bunch of bacteria.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12247) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Sample at Crooked Stave. The beer pours a clear ruby-brown color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of oak, tart fruit and caramel. Medium-bodied with flavors of vinous oak, caramel malt and funky yeast. The finish is brett yeast and tart vine fruits. Pretty good all around.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle at home with friends and family. Pour is deep brown with a light red tint and small tan head that quickly dissipated. Red wine vinegar, some spice, cinnamon, brown sugar, caramelly, green apples and pears in the aroma. Taste is red wine, some caramel, light salt, somewhat acidic, dark fruits, tangy, and oaky with a semi sour finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1985) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Good and complex but CS has better. Fruit esters and funky aroma. Brown in color with a lighter tint on the edges. Medium palate with a wine feel. Sour up front that tapers to a slight smokiness with wood.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Flaske, 75 ml. Tak, Gisle. Kastanjefarver med rdlige nuancer og et lavt lyst beige skum. Syrlig, maltet, oakey. Noter af br, grapefrugt, acetone, vdt tr, skovbund. Ekstremt mange lag. Kompleks som en god Bourgogne. Wauv!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3625) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle gifted by daknole. Thank you, my friend, for the great hang, conversation, and delicious beers. The beer is a dark chestnut hue with tinges of russet and crimson, sporting a thin, beige collar. The aroma brings brettanomyces, funk, cherry, oak, a touch of spice. Similar flavor, with additional notes of balsamic vinegar, black currant, red wine, port. Subtle notes of nuts, earth. Light to medium bodied with moderate acidity. Similar in some regards to an oud bruin. A delicious beer. Ill be sipping on this for the next couple hours. Cheers Dak!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (23312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
13th August 2014
Tasting at Jacks RAH Annexe! Almost opaque dark amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light dry and crispy. Gueuzey sourness. Touch of brandy. Dried fruits. Lemon acid. Dry finish. Too sharp for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (4209) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from Kihoskh, shared with esp0r september 5th 2014. Clear red tinted brown body. Acidic aroma with forest berries, wine, wood. Taste is sweet and tart, berries, caramel, nuts, fruit. Lactic and fruity finish. Nice stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1791) - Penfield, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Pours a deep red amber with no head. Looks very flat. Aromas of sour dark fruit. Taste is tart and semi dry. Flavors of oak, funky bacteria, dark fruit, a touch of booze. Mouthfeel is thin and it is nearly flat. Easily chuggable. Finishes with a slight pucker but honestly, it could be more complex.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (13886) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee, cognac, oak, horse blanket and fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, horse blanket, fruitiness, light oak and light cognac with a crisp dry tart lingering tobacco finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (22474) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle at Churchkey. Clear deep ruby color, amber head. Nice aroma of sweet plums, raisins, moss and earth. taste is softly sour prunes, plums, cherries, raisins. Delicious.


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