Crooked Stave Origins - Bourbon Barrel Cherry - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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4.2/5 rDev -3%
Pours a murky reddish color, not a pleasant appearance but at least it has a nice head. The nose is front and center with tart cherries. You get the flesh, you get the skin, every bit of the essence of a tart cherry is encapsulated in the aroma. Tons of oak supports the cherry as well. No bourbon character to speak of. The taste is much like the nose, heavy cherry notes, plenty of acetic character which brings on a considerable tartness but nothing too puckering. Light notes of leather and vanilla come in towards the end as well as a moderate sweetness that counters the tartness. Mouthfeel is somewhat heavy and there is moderate carbonation. Overall, another terrific offering from Crooked Stave.
07-28-2014 21:34:17 | More by homebrew311
4.3/5 rDev -0.7%
A somewhat unattractive shade of orange-brown. Cloudy and murky. Very little head. No lacing. Aroma is full of cherry essence along with a tart malt vinegar sourness. Taste is tart, sour cherries. Yep, tart, sour cherries. Not a whole lot else, but there's a lot of sour cherries. Medium bodied, tart-sour. Very mild bitterness. Low carbonation.
07-27-2014 22:32:07 | More by Florida9
4.03/5 rDev -6.9%
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep reddish brown. Small white head. Medium collar.
Smell - Nice. Lots of oak. Cherry. Brett. A little bit of malt.
Taste - Pleasant cherry sourness. Light cherry sweetness. Quite oaky. Deep caramel.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated. Nice sourness.
Overall - Very impressive. The cherry is the highlight.
07-22-2014 01:19:16 | More by Alieniloquium
3.61/5 rDev -16.6%
375ml bottle thanks to a very generous trading partner, nice to be able to try one of these exclusive club beers without joining the club. The first whiff off the bottle was super nice, oaky, hints of sour flavors to come. Color was brown and murky, almost no head at all. The aroma in the glass was less concentrated but had mild notes of tart cherry, a touch of funk but not much. The flavor was mildly sour, touches of cherry, and unfortunately for me I did not get much bourbon barrel at all. I know Crooked Stave can make some top notch sours but I don;t feel like this was one of them and every time I drink a Crooked Stave beer I am reminded how good Russian River really is. For my money I am going to buy Russian River over Crooked Stave every last time. Still, this was a solid beer and better than regular Origins for sure.
06-12-2014 15:40:36 | More by ArrogantB
Crooked Stave Origins - Bourbon Barrel Cherry from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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