Brewery: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Style: American Wild Ale
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Mixed fermentation Belgian style Golden Ale aged in oak barrels with blueberries.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.8
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6
Intro: A 375ml bottle, bottled in January 2016. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy murky reddish brown colour with a one finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Funky, oak, vinous, herbal, mixed berries, blueberry skin.
Taste: Lightly sour and tart, blueberry, oak, lemon, herbal, brett, leather.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Hides the 12% abv well. And while there is nice blueberry and oak notes, there is also this flavour that didn’t fully integrate, that I’m going to describe as ‘herbal’ but not exactly herbal, as I don’t have a better descriptor.