czar (9066) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro! hazy dark pink-red with a small and reviving off-white cap, glowing and nicely laced. distinct and bright blackberries, some raspberries too, their leaves, red grapes - tannic vinous character, oaky, light acidity - bretts, lactos - nicely blending, grass, pepper. bright carbonation, light body, gently tart and dry astringent finish. very good! bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy violet body with a spare white head. Aroma of oak, blackberries, plum, grape, earth, and florals. Flavor of oak, florals, herbs, vinous, earthiness, and blackberries with a dry, bitter finish. tom10101 (6084) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle (375 ml). From Mark, thanks! Slightly hazy bright red with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma is of bright fruits (berries) along brettanomyces, light funk, oak and light cheesy notes. Taste is also of bright berries with brettanomyces, nice tartness, oak and hints of yogurt. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly winey mouthfeel. Moderately dry finish. Very good sour. Decent complexity, but mostly great drinkability. Really enjoyable. One of my favorite from Crooked Stave so far. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours hazy dark pink/reddish with low pink head. Aroma is of fruits, raspberries, blackberries. Taste is of fruits, acidity, raspberries, blackberries, sourness. Palate: Light body. Soft-medium carbonation. Dry finish. Overall: Very fruity. Sour. Pretty good, nice blackberries. mathieuc (3990) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle shared by Tommy, thanks! Pours a nice cherry red with a small white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of cherries and just really fruity. Taste is fruity, acidity level pretty good (not abrasive/harsh). Cherries again but they might have been blackberries too. Body was light, carbonation medium and mouthfeel juicy. Nice one!
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Finally! I'm am so psyched to try a stave of quality that once was. No diacetyl. And so good.
A - pours a beautiful blackberry juice purple blue with very little head. S - such a nice nose. Funky fruity sweet berries and bell pepper. Much like a de garde. Cheese, yogurt, nice yeast, Brett's. Rose petals and bell pepper. The nose may be the best from stave yet. M - tart and sweet. Watery mf, no carb and a limp body. T - the taste is so subtle and delicate, follow the nose but adds. nice funky cheesy fruity goodness. Bell pepper and blackberry jam lead the nose. Notes of lemon juice, powdered sugar, rose petals, dusty Brett's, and a note of prickly pear tuna and dragon fruit. O - maybe the second best stave our there (after persica b1) truly. The the lack of carb does take away a little, from an otherwise fantastic beer. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Had at a share: pours a raspberry like red with pink head. Raspberry, tartness, blackberry, and oak on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry. Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 011: Crooked Stave-tastic 01 on 05/02/2014. Hazy purplish-amber color with a medium pinkish-white head that burns away steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of berries, oak and yeast. Light to medium body with a barnyard character and flavors of blackberry, funky yeast and malt. The finish is moderately tart with a berry and oak aftertaste. Pretty good overall. GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
Thanks Dakine! Red/purple pour with a thin white head. Aroma is sourness and oak. Taste is sour, oak/dryness. It has a refreshing and cleansing mouth feel. Little sweetness from the blackberries in the background. Layered, complex and tasty. Yum! MacBoost (1898) - Victor, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a purple color with almost no head. Aromas of oaked funk, sour berries. Taste is dry and sour. Not bracingly bitter, but it has a nice little bite. Flavors of unripened blackberries, oak and moss. Decent carbonation leaves a slight prickle on the tongue. Finishes sweaty and dry. Did this side by side with Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Pluot and this beer lost hands down.