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Anchorage / Crooked Stave Between the Staves

 
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RATINGS: 179   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
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle share, again thanks to Matt. Murky brown color with a sandy head. Nose is fruity and sour, brett, and oak. A deep underlying wave of sweetness accented nicely by the sour notes. Oak, brett, vanilla, and something fruity like pie cherries. Soft. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Brown with white head. Very sharp aroma, some vinegar, oak. Taste of funk, oak. Very acidic. Nice

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (3344) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle consumed at mikkeller bar. Pours dark brownish mahogany with beige head. Aroma is vinous grapes, cognac, cherries, and Brett. Nice tartness and huge barrel notes. A really nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Serving: 22 oz. bottle. Medium to dark brown pour. Interesting nose of wood, funk, and berries. Plenty of funk in the flavor with notes of brett, red wine vinegar, wood, and berries. It reminded me of a mix of an Flanders brown and Flanders red in some ways. Interesting and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3336) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours burgundy with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of wine, dark fruits, red fruits, some bread, malt. Taste is of fruits, acidity, some malts, sugar. Palate: Medium body. Light-medium carbonation. Overall: Not lots of cognac features detected. Fairly good. Not intimidating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (3267) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle shared at RBSG. Thanks phaleslu! Pours a brown color with white head. Sour, cherry, oak aromas. Oak, red wine, cherry, tart flavors.

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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Dark copper body; semi-translucent with a khaki foam on top that disperses quickly to a foamy collar. Tart red apple aroma with a good amount of vinous red grape, red wine oak, & semisweet booziness. I get more wine than cognac on the nose, but thats okay. Faint lemon, mild acidity, & a pinch of lactic acid. Light hints of vanilla, cherry, & wood. Flavor is heavier on the vinous notes, as well as the ripe cherry flavors, coming alive with a good deal of acidity & a nice bite of sour lacto. Hints of cinnamon, spicy oak, red apple, & red wine grapes that battle between lactic sourness & vinous booziness. Slightly dry finish with a lingering sweet boozy cherry & woody finish. Really enjoyable stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (3115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aromas of cherries, funk, almond, roasted oak, plum, slight sherry notes. Taste is cherries, funk, almond, plum, slight vanilla and plum notes. Mouthfeel is quite astringent yet very smooth with soft carbonation. Very very good!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (3114) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle pour at the Brouwers event. Pours cola like brown with a very nice sour front aroma. So many sour flavors here. Cherry, grape, and a little apple. This is an incredible beer. Great stuff.


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