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%
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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
75cl, Batch 1, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2014, with Brettanomyces, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour brew, sour/woody/vinous and slightly fruity/alcoholic, yet not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, yet expensive!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5539) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Semi cloudy brown pour, with an off white head. Vinous, oak, balsamic vinegar, cherry, leather, a bit earthy, and some sweetness. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5404) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of light sourness/tartness, dark malts, dark fruits, oak and vanilla, a nice funkiness, and light spices. Flavor the same with a very balanced blend. Average texture. A really cool beer but I wish more stood out about it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Sour. Wine. Cherries. Very nice and mellow. Some wood and tart finish throught the palate. Lovely.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (5034) - Essex Junction, 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 wouldnt have this again.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
travita (4956) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. The look is darker, off white head, and clear. The smell is cherry, peach candy, sour, wood, interesting, and lactic. The taste is tart, peach, sour, fruit, wood, funk, and good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4952) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Draft: Poured murky brown with red edge. Head was thin. Aroma was pungent and funky. Taste was similar funky fruit, malt, strong Brett, zesty to the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4864) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Dark plum appearance. Mild head. Smell is fantastic. So cognac and liquor sweetness. Grapey and prune and toffee. Super grape forward. Fig and plum with sugar cane Splenda and some banana runt. The liquor cognac is really easy to pick out. So nice in the finish

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4778) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle bought @ The Mikkeller webshop. Pours reddish brown with a frothy beige head that leaves lots of spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny malty, fruity and funky with dark bread, pink grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, passion fruit, moist soil, hay, barnyard, leather, raspberries, blackberries and lemon zest. Taste is sour, tiny bitter, malty, fruity and funky with dark bread, caramel, cereal, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, passion fruit, moist hay, barnyard, moist soil and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is soft, dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour , funky and fruity with dark bread, lemon juice, pineapple juice, passion fruit, moist hay, moist soil, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Really interesting mix of an oud bruin and the tropical fruit funk of the Anchorage brett. Quite cool!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4718) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle share from Matt. Light, effervescent, sweet, all around great. A nice break from the crowd and palate cleanser.


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