robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours like a champagne, nice and bubbly. Nose is of tart fruit, blackberry is well known. Light and crisp, with heavy tartness, and bursting with fresh blackberry flavors. I could easily drink this on a regular basis! Probably one of the best sours I’ve ever had! Ratman197 (15624) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a clear burghandy with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of blackberry, straw, citrus, acid and light horseblanket. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of blackberry, bread, light citrus, light earthiness and a hint of leather with a crisp dry tart lingering blackbery finish. Dedollewaitor (16545) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2012, Bratislava. Pours ruby amber with a small head. Tart fruit, grapes, berries, lacto and wood. Dry lasting finish. Nice madvike (3306) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle shared in the GTMW ticket line - Pours hazy purple/pink amber with a thin white head. Nose is pungent, with a bit of blue cheese funk, lots of blackberry. A bit of cheesecake. Taste is the same, real soft and fruity, lots of yeast, with a blackberry and apricot finish. Fluffy and soft in the mouth. Man, this was some great stuff. brystmar (1314) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Traces of tan head atop the dark body. Blackberries dominate the aroma and taste, imparting their delicate flavors which somehow turn more sour and intense as I keep drinking. Sourness and fruitiness intensify, turning into a magical creation.
daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Pours a nice purplish color, and a pinkish/off white head. Aroma bursts with fresh blackberry, yeast, light tart/funky character. Flavor is just juicy and so easy to drink. Lots of fresh berry and just enough sour to make your mouth water and want more. Damn fun beer to drink! Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Courtesy of Dak. It pours purple-ish amber with off white head. The aroma is a yummy crumbled salty Feta cheese rimmed with berry fruit notes in the background. Around these notes are various levels of musty sour vinegar. Smells as if I’m going to really enjoy the flavor. Here goes, the taste is tart and running into an even mix of salty Feta cheese and smooth sweet to tart berry notes amid a thin layer of vinegar. It seems these notes couldn’t work together but they really do. Yummy stuff. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle number 114/857 fro, the March 2012 batch. Pours with a deep violet purple hued body with a frothy off-white head that slowly fades. From far away the room fills with the aromas of jammy fruity blackberries, a light earthiness and a vinous red wine (pinot-ish) aromas. On closer inspection there is some very bright fruit, medium funky brett. Light butyric. Low grain, very vinous. Flavors are very nice: jammy fruit, bright blackberry, good acidity, clean lactic and malic sourness. Very vinous, red wine like. Oak, tannic finish (berry and wood). Low phenol, medium-low funk. Very nice fruit character. Lactic sourness, no real noticeable acetic components. Cleaner and more berry forward than my homebrewed blackberry sour, but also less funky and acidic. Lively carbonation, medium light bodied. Elegant. Very well made! Probably my favorite from Crooked Stave so far!