Guruhso (998) - Grindsted, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle. Reddish brown. Aroma of cherries, cherrystone almonds, barnyard, lactic, wood, immature berries and fruit. Heavy Tart sour and dry with lingering acidity. A bit too sour. Light and juicy. Plovmand (8623) - Grindsted, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle. It pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. The aroma is ripe berries, dark ruby cherries, oak, light whisky and acid. The flavour is almonds and oak with cherry and light whisky. Tart cherries and light pouch tobacco. Brilliant. Crooked Stave rocks! tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2017
27/VIII/17 - on tap @ BXL Beer Fest - BB: n/a (2017-1377) Thanks to the (Belgian) RB crew for sharing today's beers!Pinball (12332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2017
Pretty clear red brown to purple beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit sweet, caramel, some dried fruits, soft roast, some butter scotch. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very fruity start, somewhat funky, sourish, lemon juice, very acidic. Aftertaste: mouth puckering dryness, lemon juice, little fruity, some tannins.
clear amber brown, practically no head.
very nice spicy vinegar belgian sour, woody aroma. cherries.
Flavor is very very sourish, with a lot of sweet cherries on top of that, the alc. level is quite high and i think i can taste the alc. a little bit which is not that nice again for me. It all leaves a little bit of a sweet muddled up sensation. Anyway, as always a super tasty sour from the stave, but this is not one of their best imo. Andrew196 (1995) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Pours a murky ruby color... Beige, lacy head. Outstanding nose, caramel, port, wood, berry, light phenols. Dry, dry, dry...sweeter fruits on the tongue, raspberry, wood, spice, dry but spritzy. Great!
DiarmaidBHK (5919) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Draft at Armsby Abbey. Pours ruby red with a khaki head. Leaves a shitload of lacing in the glass. Lots of vinegar tartness on the tongue. Also getting some cherry and wood notes as well. Interesting. GenDV138 (7705) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2017
6 oz pour on draft at Snallygaster 2017 shared. Brownish color. Aromas of vinegar, light smoke. Tastes of vinegar, dark fruit, tart notes. Light body with a dry finish. solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Plum, a lot of sour lime. A little sour but otherwise very nice drinking. Crooked Stave is good when their instinct to make mouth puckering beers is controlled like Kendrick. Tap at Snally. ClarkVV (6873) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Draught at Ginger Man, 7/12/17.Rubin77 (2590) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2017
Clear, auburn-amber with light mahogany hues throughout. Beige head atop recedes quickly to ring.
Strong alcohol mixes with very aggressive malic acid as strong oak quickly adds to the mess, as well. Some strong bread undertones from the malt, but little to no softness or balance to be found. Acetic acid and overworked Brett notes linger...
Sour, bordering vinegar-like with overdone oak contributing pineapple and light coconut, as spicy, sharp whiskey and alcohol cut through the already rather thin texture. Low carbonation, rather loose and watery, with heavy malic and acetic acid lingering. A dearth of maltiness that this beer badly needs for balance/texture, sharp acidity and heavy "bread"-like character. A disgusting mess and hard to drink more than a sip.
F: big, pale brownish, good retention.
C: dark brown, opaque.
A: bit malty, woody, caramel, chocolate, bit brett, vinous,
T: sour, woody, fruity, vinous, cherries, chocolate, good balanced, enjoyed, medium to full body, medium carbonation, 2016 version, sample @ BXLBeerFest in Brussels.