Anchorage / Crooked Stave Between the Staves

 
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RATINGS: 181   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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4.2
Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2014
[email protected] Fish tasting aka Haarlemmestraat tasting aka Elite tasting aka did Dean do something (stupid) today aka Benzais’ endless triangle travel aka Chris’ Birthday tasting: Bottle: Thanks Julien: Served in a taster: Deep dark red ish brown with a small head. Aroma of wood, wild yeast, raisin, tart and some berries. Flavour is tart, fruity, bitter, wild yeast, wood, some herbs, light sweet tart. Aftertaste is tart, fruity, light dry and some wood. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, tart light dry texture. Very good stuff, perfect copy of the original Belgian style!

3.6
Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Courtesy of Jason R

Bottle: The aroma consists of cola sour cherries, light lemon, vinegar, faint dark fruit, and vinous notes. It pours a transparent orangish-brown with a minimal beige head that quickly fades to a minimal film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of cola and a touch of vinegar. The finish has light sour cherries, lemon, oak, dark fruit, cognac, and oak. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and somewhat thin mouthfeel.

3.9
JStax (6510) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Poured into a snifter. Pours a dark brown with a beige head. The aroma has orange zest and funk. Bitter and a little tart. Smooth mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

4.1
vyvvy (6486) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2014
At the Anchorage presentation at The Wine & Cheese Place - Pours dark amber / mahogany with a beige head. The aroma has a nice mix of toasty malt, brown sugar, and citric / vinegar sourness. It has a medium / light body with some richness to it and soft carbonation. The flavor begins with dark fruits, red fruits, caramel, nutty malt and a nice crisp sourness that balances well and bring all of the flavors together. The finish has a rich sweetness, but heavy citric / lactic sourness balancing. "Balance" would be the key to this beer. Excellent in every way.

3.8
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
750 ml. bottle. It pours a dark black cherry color with a disappearing khaki colored head. The aroma is really nice with sweet/tart dark cherries, mild funk and dark malts. The flavor is sweet berries, cherry, balsamic, a little caramel and a decent amount of vinegar with some funk in the finish. I liked the dark fruity, sour aspects of this beer, and am curious how this would do with a few years of cellaring. Good stuff.

3.9
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
(750ml bottle) clear deep amber, fine tan bubbles. Nose of sawdust, Brett C, earth, oak. Taste of oak, cognac, alcohol, cranberry, citrus, delicious.

4.1
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Brown pour with a white head. The aroma has some toffee up front with some grapes and a bit of tartness thrown in. The flavor is also very nice. I get some grapes and orange notes as well as some light tartness. As the beer warms I start to get some oak and cognac notes. The fruit is very juicy and goes well with the tart notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Awesome beer.

3.6
tom10101 (6088) - 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. There’s 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.

3
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 21, 2014
The appearance has a dark brown colored body with a slight transparency to it. There is a thin less-than-a-half finger white foamy head that dies within thirty seconds with barely any lacing. The smell has mostly a vinous aspect to it through some strong soured raspberries and cherries, also with a light funk. The Brett is there but super light, and after some warming I do get the oak. The taste has a strong sour and tart flavoring through the wine-like qualities of raspberries and cherries. There is a super dry wine-like aftertaste and finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium on the body with not much of a sessionable quality to her. Carbonation is dry and harsh like wine. Overall, well, its another American Wild Ale that seems to be unimpressive. This is more of a wine in disguise. I wouldn’t have this again.

3.8
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2015
great stuff, strong brandy and sherry type flavors, ruch, full bodied and tart/dry. Great combination


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