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Golden sour ale aged in oak barrels with blackberries

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3.6
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottles. Pours with a hazed, deep purple hued body with a small off-white head. Aromas are of funk first, damp leaves, shrubs, leathery, brett, lightly jammy and very dry blackberry. Fruity, mildly estery. Flavors are dry, lightly immature brett character (cheerios). Jammy, light wine barrel. Lively carbonation, medium bodied.

3.8
RichTheVillan (7852) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Crooked Stave Tasting Night; hazy vimto pour with a frothy light pink pour, aroma has light almond with tart red fruits, taste has funk with some tart blackberries, decent brett action, a of wood.

4
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle. Ruby pour with white head. Blackberry, Brett and tart aromas. Light fruit, blackberry and fruit.

4.3
PhillyCraft (7228) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Bottle generously shared by Alan, poured dark red with tiny bubbled head that wasn’t hanging around long. Aromas of smashed blackberry, dusty oak, bread, and barn. Flavor is lots of tart fruit: blackberry, peach, and grapes. Other notes of subtle wood and brett. Light to medium body. Another great brew from Crooked Stave. Tried again, really tart and minerally with a fuzzy sweatiness. Nice

3.7
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
375ml bottle from my 2013 Crooked Stave Reserve Membership. Kudos to adnielsen as usual for the assists. Pours a deep blackberry crimson hue, purple with a decent haziness in the body. Cranberry juice splash with some reddish purplle glow on the edges and bottom. Loose bubbly offwhite head atop stays as a melllow filmy layer, dies down firmly with small lacing and stick around overall. Aromas show some firm sourness, lemony and bretty with yogurty cultures, dusty funk and tannic oak. Some blackberry juice and fruit, a bit pulpy and tart, some seedy elements are more mellow as the fruit doesn’t quite take off until you settle into. Blackberry skin and seedy elements. Tart, juicy, the funk comes in firmly, cobwebs and horseblanket, dust and oak. Initial is lighter end of the fold, some decent to middling tannic and seedy blackberry hit, tart and dry, a bit fuzzy as we start moving on. Farmhouse yeast meets dust and funk, a bit of straw, florals and earth. Gentle yogurt, the body is a bit flabby and undercarbonated but the blackberry element meets oak, the skin melding into a more tannic and dry experience as you round the corner. Some dust, cobwebs, and gentle sweaty element. Lingering fruit, yeast and funk, oak and firmer brett element, yogurt and dryness as we taper out and finish up. The house yeast seems a bit dominant here and the blackberry seems a bit underdone for my liking. It’s tart and sour at times, but really much more bretty overall, the body a touch flabby and undercarbed. Still it tastes quite nice just lacks some oomph, body, and carbonation which really might elevate this experience. Nose is good but not assertive. Front end more assertive and acidic at the end of the pour. Solid stuff overall.

3.9
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
This one poured a hazy straw yellow with a white head. Areoma was of sour berries, light lemon, brett, and cracked wheat. Flavor was bretty, mildyl tart, some sand, and blackberry in the swallow very nice.

3.9
nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle shared at CC/KY tasting . Murky unfiltered purple grey body. Very nice test tube blackberry aroma. Nice stuff, in a US sour way.

3.9
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Reddish pour with a white head. The aroma has a bit of brett funk with some juicy raspberries and blackberries. The flavor has the same fruit notes with the addition of some toffee and leathery notes from the brett. There are some nice funky notes, but the fruit still stands out. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.1
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.

3.8
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2014
375ml bottle, my last crooked stave, some sulfur but not much. Good color, dark purple, great fruit flavors. dry and fruity finish


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