kraddel (8888) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2017 JBPortland (1564) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle pours hazy pinkish violet with 1 finger head. Nose is musty tart berry and dusty barrel funk, oak, wine. Taste is tart crisp blackberry, grape, woody funk, musty wet barrel. Finish is tart with semi-sweet juicy berry notes and dusty wood, great funk. Fantastic!
2013 At the crooked stave tasting. Pours dark, peachy red. Smell is funky, oak, not as sour as other crooked stave. Taste is unintense, wattery, not really tasty. Perhaps some of the tastes have dissapeared ? Not very enthusiastic about this. yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 15, 2017
37.5 cl bottle at Koelship. Pours clear and golden deep amber to purple. Small off white head. Aroma is wooden and berry fruity. Citric, fruity, slight wooden. Mild leathery bretty. Dry, sourish. Fruity and sourish finish. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle @ Home. Thanks, Jake. Nice purple sort of color with a thin layer of off-white foam. Smells really funky and has a good jammy, berry nose. The flavor is super tannic and almost astringent. A bunch of wood, some fruit skins, grass, and chalk. A fair bit of tartness. Not bad. drsordr (2861) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour light hazy ruby purple copper with thin white head. Nose tart funk, Brett, blackberry, light wood, with the underlying funk of a dirty jock strap. Taste tart up front, then berries and light wood. Slightly funky fruit and tart finish, hint of jolly ranchers. Reasonable but just not my thing. 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.
RichTheVillan (8248) - 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. Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle..Pour is red with a white head..Nose is blackberry, oak, musty spice, pulp, funk...Taste is blackberry, spice, funk, musty, berries, floral. Leighton (22306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle shared in London to honour JackL’s departure. Thanks to Paul for this sour sauce. Pours hazy pink-purple with a fluffy white head. Funky berry aroma, with some lemony undertones. Light sweet flavor with strong berry tartness, lemon, some bitter berry skins, soft funk. Light in body with average carbonation. Clean and dry on the finish, with more berry skins, mellow mustiness, slight acidic bite. Very nice beer. Theydon_Bois (20621) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle split at Jack The Sipper leaves for the FBI again tasting, big thanks to Paulo, 14/07/15.
Red with a crimson cap.
Nose is tarte berry, spice, straw, blackberry, blackurrant, light brett.
Taste comprises more tarte berry notes, brett more prominent than on the nose, light spice, oaky tone, blackberries.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close.
Solid bretted # madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
14th July 2015
Farewell Jack bottleshare at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Bill & Paul. Hazy plummy red beer, small pale pink head. Palate is light and dry, modest fine carbonation. Mild bretty savoury vibe. Just a mild lemony sourness here which allows the mellow blackberry to come through. A slightly tarter finish. Pleasant.