beer-yum (1866) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 19, 2017 Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great example of the style. The pour is this nice red with some foamy lacing. With some raspberries, mustiness, oak and overall ambient aroma, the complexity hinted at something special. The taste was pretty tart and bitter with some light acidity coming through at the end. More sour raspberry, tannins and soft oak were satisfying and became more sweet as the tasting proceeded. Not really complex nor simple, just a nice sour treat.
Restrained aroma in a dark reddish brown pour. A superbly subtle sour that is almost indescribably delicious. As good as the Belgian masters - say no more. wchesser (2122) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Draft at CS 5th Anniversary tapping. Clear brownish red or reddish brown? Nose of light wine barrel, light tobacco, red fruit, and a red wine character. Tart red raspberry, light oak and wet leaves. Incredibly smooth and balanced and 5 years on has held up tremendously. falco242 (398) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2015 Hazy brown/red, tart nose. A fruity cherry taste with a bit of a pucker finish, really nice. A good Flemish for sure RichTheVillan (8160) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Crooked Stave Tasting Night; hazy chestnut brown pour with a creamy beige head, aroma has raspberry with some vinous action, taste has dark fruits, with a some wood, funky brett, nice. GlasgowTAD (1874) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at all killer no filler. Pours a murky brown. Aroma is raspberries, cherries, strawberries and slight yogurt notes. Taste is tart cherry, sweet raspberry, slight citric lemon and a touch of funk.
ineedbeer (2234) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Poured from a bottle courtesy of popery.
Aroma is rather fruity with a nice raspberry note. Some medium oak notes with a nice red wine character.
Pours a murky, reddish brown with a medium sized, tan head that lingers for a bit. Light lacing and small legs.
Flavor is moderately acidic with medium light raspberry notes. Some medium red wine notes with light oak. Light bitterness. Malt is a bit flabby and the raspberry is fading some.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a nice beer but its aged a bit past its prime. Raspberry is still fairly present. Nice red wine and oak notes. djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle as shown. Pours a hazy amber with small off white head. The aroma is leather, funk, oak, raspberry, brett. Thin mouth, tart, stone fruit, oak, brett, funky, really enjoyed this one. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Tasted on 10/27/13 from a waxed and capped 750mL bottle that I got as a member of the first Cellar Reserve. Pours hazy auburn with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is super funky brett with tons of raspberry, very vinous, with some chocolate and a touch of nutty vanilla oak. The flavor is nicely sour with tons of raspberry, red wine, oak, and a touch of chocolate and vanilla. The body is just under medium with nice oak tannin, average carbonation and a long, very complex finish. JBPortland (1557) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2014
750ml bottle huge thanks to adnielsen! Pours dark ruby red brown with a finger of head. Nose is pretty subtle, tart acidic dark cherry, musty oak, touches of vanilla, little bits of berry, little bit of vinegar but in the classic Flanders way. Taste is pretty true to the nose, not a lot of fruit left a tthis point but still a nice funky Flanders-esque sour red, tasty oaky vanilla and dark fruits. It has become pretty acidic but stops just short of being a real throat-burner. Finish is sweet and sour mixed dark cherry and soft berry with light funky wet wood and oaky tartness. A real fun beer to open considering its place in craft history. Pretty tasty too! thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2014
(750ml bottle) milkshakey orange/cranberry color with fine white bubbles. Nose of funk, Brett. Horse blanket. Raspberry, cranberry, complex and delicious. Taste of raspberry, Brett, medium tartness, cranberry, well carbonated, very nice beer.