Anchorage / Crooked Stave Between the Staves

 
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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (2297) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Light muddy brown, etched thin bubbled ring. Stewed peaches and boozy burnt toffee apple. Itchy yeast vibe, terse sweetness throughout cuts through the sourness. Rich and patient woodyness throughout spreads the bretty dusting. Finishes really raking tart and cherry. Linger is surprisingly clean.

Bottle, Fancy Al Fresco Tasting, Cheers BenHhhhh

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3437) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Brown with white head. Very sharp aroma, some vinegar, oak. Taste of funk, oak. Very acidic. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (14007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to BenH. It pours deep brown with small white head. The nose is red fruits, tang, caramel, tangy, vinous, red wine, plum skin and mild acidity. The taste is tangy, red wine, wood, mild acidity, plum skin, redcurrant, Granny Smith apple, raspberry and oak with a lingering wood-acidity on the finish. Fruity, tangy and rather scoopable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (23261) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home.... Deep brown... Thin tan lacing... Dark fruits roast... Soft funky... Roast malts... Chewy malts funky fruit.. Big berries

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTheRick (949) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
*Batch #1* Brune aux reflets bourgognes et assez opaque, la mousse est quasi inexistante dans cette bire. chaque respiration et chaque gorge, une toute nouvelle exprience se rvle, cest impressionnant. Au nez, jai dtect des traces de cuir, de fruits secs et rouges confits, de mlasse et dalcool fort. Lacidit est particulirement violente dans cette bire, mais cest tolrable. Le cognac ne gote pas tant, ne serait-ce que quelques passages sucrs loccasion. Trs fruite (cerises et cassis), le ct funky se glisse bien dans tout ce charabia et la finale est lgrement boise. Assez dbile cette collaboration!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4511) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear, amber with a small tan head. Aroma of wood,vanilla, caramel, red sour fruits, cognac and brett notes. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dy and pleasant tart. Medium bodied, oily to watery texture and soft carb. An excellent Sour indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5898) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by Chris, thanks! Dark mahogany with a small beige head and little lacing. Aroma is mostly of red fruits along with acetic notes, light caramel, brettanomyces, oak and alcohol notes. Taste is quite acidic, but less than I thought it would be considering some the reviews. Theres a lot of red fruits (mostly cherries) along oak, cognac, vanilla, caramel, brettanomyces and light spiciness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry finish. Mouth puckering. One of my least favorite from Anchorage or Crooked Stave. A little over the top acidity. Tasty, but a bit unidimensional.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (8684) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar Stockholm. Brownish/red with a small head. Nice aroma and taste of brett, berries, funk, oak, red wine. Really refreshing and easy to enjoy. A nice beer to drink during a hot summer evening.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small white head. Nose brings out dry liqueur notes, some moderate brett, and light dark fruits. Flavour brings out fresh pungent cherries, moderate tartness, and a little brett, but its not prominent. Surprising how pungent the cherry flavour is. Fairly complex, but not overly drinkable - a slow sipper. Very nice unusual stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (7380) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Brett, mild lacto, dark fruit aromas. Oak, wine, dark fruit, nice funk and other vinegar tart tones.


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