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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Golden sour ale aged in oak barrels with blackberries

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4.3
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle share by Greg, Beautiful purple red color, aroma of blackberry. Taste is blackberry and nice tart.

4.3
PhillyCraft (8200) - 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

4.3
jcartamdg (3539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Pours a bright purple with no head. Aroma of blackberry, funk, and sour wheat. Taste is tart, blackberry bomb, funk and sour wheat. This one is amazing!!!

4.3
JBPortland (1578) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
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!

4.3
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.

4.2
bottleforager (3211) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours a purple color with two fingers of fizzy pink foam. The nose is lots of earthy berry, barnyard hay and some musky oak. The palate follows with a nice blackberry seltzer backbone that gains complexity from the musty barrel and imparts a touch of round toasted vanilla nuance that rounds out the acidity a bit and complements the dusty barnyard grain. Tasty !

4.2
thomas15 (694) - Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Aroma is sour, lactic, and acidic with berry acidity. Looks beautiful dark purple. Love the color. Spotty lacing white ring. Taste is sour with mued berry peeking through. For the color the fruit quality is rather muted. But it’s delicious.

4.2
jkwood04 (5472) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2014
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours purple with an off-white head. Aroma of sourness/tartness, light oak, some blackberries, pale malts, and some fruits. Flavor the same with a cool blend. Average texture. A really good beer.


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