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Anchorage / Crooked Stave Between The Staves - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.83%
Wants: 40
Gots: 48 | 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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Reviews by macrosmatic:
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4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into a Firestone Walker snifter.

A: Pours a dark rich brown to mahogany in color, translucent. Forms a one-finger eggshell head with visible carbonation on the low side.

S: Funky, barnyard Brett, some cognac, toasted malts, and oaky tannins.

T: Funky tartness, oak dryness, cognac that doesn't dominate, and roasted malts. Near the finish is an almost fruity (cherry?) sweetness (possibly from cognac ethanol). The flavors remind me a bit of a cherry cola in overall impression. Some lemony citric tartness integrated as well, which increases as the beer warms. Sweet and tartness linger into the hang, which finishes dry overall.

M: Medium body, moderately low carbonation sensation, and has low alcohol burn.

O: This was a different beer, but really tasty. Not overly funky or tart, but balanced in its own way. The cognac flavors were unmistakeable, but well-integrated into the beer. Nicely done, and highly recommended. I am curious as to what the Brett will do over some years in the cellar.

macrosmatic, Jun 18, 2014
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This is a very lovely beer - lots of grape jam, raspberry, oak, tart summer berries. Very vinous in nature - wine, berry, and wood all in harmony. I really enjoyed this and if I see more, i'm buying it. Great collaboration effort

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Look: Dark ruby-brown with vanilla head that just rims the glass. Legs are very active on this beer.

Smell: Huge straw and farmhouse funk hit the nose. Followed quickly by some tart lemon, sourdough, sour green apple, hints of earthy oak, red wine notes, peaches, barely there vanilla, cognac, more oak, and another big sour funk.

Taste: Hits the taste buds with a sour kick that lingers on the tongue for a bit the flashes away to straw, dark grape and red wine notes, big sour lemon flavors, some fruity peach like esters, earthy oak barrel, then an almost sweet chocolate malt for just a second, that gives way to another sour lemon kick with hints of cognac popping up all around. The aftertaste is a bit more subdued with hints of earthy oak, farmhouse funk and cognac. One very tasty brew.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp at first that bodies up as it lingers to a nice medium body. Hints of lactic and somewhat wine like. It's sticky on the tongue and goes down with a nice sour puckering effect. Very drinkable.

Overall: One tasty American sour. I love how it has that nice sour pucker but yet is balanced with the really nice earthy oak barrel and sweet cognac. This beer holds one of the deeper more complex bodies of a sour I've ever had especially after that initial sour punch this lovely sweet malt, farmhouse, oaky, lightly chocolate, Brett, almost red wine like body just coats the tongue and opens up really nice. One of the easiest drinking sours I've ever had.

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Anchorage / Crooked Stave Between The Staves from Anchorage Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.