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Golden sour ale aged in oak barrels with blackberries

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3.8
phaleslu (10553) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
375 ml bottle shared by Mark- thanks again, Mark! Wow, first rating. And I’m not even a member. Pours a cloudy ruby color with some scattered bubbles that don’t accumulate into a head. Aroma of berries, mineral notes, florals, funk, and sour mash. Flavor of blackberries, tart grapes, sourdough, and some oaky funk. Light-medium bodied, with a dry, tart mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice sour.

3.8
AcctError236499 (226) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle – thanks Steve_0 for being an awesome trustee. Aroma is moderately fruity, with delicate notes of seedy blackberries, some plum and grape. Not as much brett funk as the other Cellar Reserve beers in this release, but some pokes through over the sweet aroma - light oak too. The beer pours a beautiful deep red with a purple tint, small head that leaves very small lacing and small legs. Taste follows the aroma pretty well, with more fruit than brett funk, very light acidic notes, some wood astringency.. The flavor is mostly jammy berries/dark grape skins. Body is surprisingly light, with a semi tart and dry finish. I think maybe it needs more time if you’re into the funky or super sour versions of L’Brett. It is pretty refreshing and a nice break from the cheek turners.

3.8
GranvilleTim (1857) - 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!

3.8
DrewFace (969) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Mostly clear darker amber reddish color, thin white head. Lightly sweet, light tart, malty, some funky barnyardy notes. Semisweet, smooth, light funky barnyard notes, lots of the blackberry and mild tartness. Very light and refreshing overall.

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

3.8
mR_fr0g (13226) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle shared at craft beer co JackL leaving drinks. Hazed pink purple coloured pour with a light pink head. Aroma is dirty. Tart berry. Forest berries, musty, little jammy. Flavour is composed of horsey. Musty, tart berry, cherry, tart fruit, medium acidity. Palate is light, acidic. Moderate carbonation. Tasty tart jammy fruit.

3.8
Scopey (15476) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bill, shared at Craft Clerko. It pours hazy purple with a small off-white head. The nose is soft, very juicy, blackberry, jam, tangy, dirty, pungent farmyard, funky and earthy brett. The taste is juicy, tangy blackcurrant, jam, Ribena, sherbet, wood, vinous, tart green apple and lemon rind with a dry, tangy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very juicy and rather quaffable. Tasty.

3.8
Theydon_Bois (20462) - 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 #

3.8
Errl (2442) - 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.

3.8
RichTheVillan (8149) - 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.


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