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Anchorage / Crooked Stave - Between The Staves - Anchorage Brewing Company

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93
outstanding

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 32
Gots: 43 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A sour ale fermented in oak foudres with 3 strains of brett, the beer was then aged for 11 months in cognac barrels.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 01-09-2014)
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strongaf, Friday at 07:07 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Holland, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

JayPeso, Sep 20, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%

Bottle gifted by daknole. Thank you, my friend, for the great hang, conversation, and delicious beers. The beer is a dark chestnut hue with tinges of russet and crimson, sporting a thin, beige collar. The aroma brings brettanomyces, funk, cherry, oak, a touch of spice. Similar flavor, with additional notes of balsamic vinegar, black currant, red wine, port. Subtle notes of nuts, earth. Light to medium bodied with moderate acidity. Similar in some regards to an oud bruin. A delicious beer. I’ll be sipping on this for the next couple hours. Cheers Dak!

Huhzubendah, Sep 19, 2014
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smekermann, Sep 14, 2014
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jvillefan, Sep 02, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

With the newer and more avant-garde brewers making ales of a century gone by, what's old is certainly new again as the ale makers of Colorado and Alaska join forces for a distinctive sour and toasted taste that harks to historic flemish ale.

Its tawny garnet brown appearance carries a sightly ominous haze- casting bronze and ruby aspirations agains the glass. Piquant aromas strike the olfactories with a sense of red wine vinegar, sour under-ripened fruit, cherry, grape along with a balance and tingle from peppercorn. Its toasty early palate is accompanied with steely caramel, light coffee and heavy kilned vanilla bean.

The tangy acidity overcomes the palate with sharp lime sourness and a backdrop of vinous dry cabernet, light balsamic, sour grape and cherry, crabapple and a salty-sweaty drift to savory things up a bit. Malt contributions are of toasted bread crust, lightly charred grain and oak. As the carmel and vanilla dissipates, the bright acidity becomes paramount along with that tangy fruit and peppery spice balance.

With the toasted char and peppercorn shining it the ale's dry finish, its light and acidic body is as refreshing as it is characterful. As its finish brings about palate-stripping thirst quenching effects, a cloud of sour fruit and wood lifts and seems to evaporate in the aftertaste.

BEERchitect, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Big want of mine for a while. ..two of my favs collaborating on one brew.
Purchased at Lokal Burger in Miami. Still pour ...caramel thin syrup looking. ..not much pop to the cork either. Smell is super funky...woody...a hint of chocolate.
Really nice.
Taste is funky sour..lots of critters in here. Caramel wood and a hint of the sweet cognac. Tart mouthfeel...but easy.
Overall a fantastic brew and I would love to add one to my cellar.

DrinkSlurm, Aug 21, 2014
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Anchorage / Crooked Stave - Between The Staves from Anchorage Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.