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Crooked Stave Origins - Bourbon Barrel Cherry - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 90
Gots: 28 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RuckusDu on 09-30-2013)
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 21:34:17 | More by homebrew311
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Florida9

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 22:32:07 | More by Florida9
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layinbrix

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-27-2014 15:52:31 | More by layinbrix
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-24-2014 20:09:24 | More by KCBeerNerd
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Port_Seat

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-22-2014 03:02:14 | More by Port_Seat
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 01:19:16 | More by Alieniloquium
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-20-2014 22:30:16 | More by XmnwildX12
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funkyaudio

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.5%

07-19-2014 19:08:44 | More by funkyaudio
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Dicers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-18-2014 21:41:58 | More by Dicers
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yoitsarch

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-13-2014 18:36:06 | More by yoitsarch
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vissai

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-12-2014 07:49:59 | More by vissai
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-11-2014 15:45:22 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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CoolEthan

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-11-2014 02:02:15 | More by CoolEthan
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Thishops4u

Kansas

5/5  rDev +15.5%

07-08-2014 13:18:38 | More by Thishops4u
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-24-2014 16:45:03 | More by vonnegut21
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-13-2014 01:50:48 | More by IrishColonial
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.61/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 15:40:36 | More by ArrogantB
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EliotRosewater

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-12-2014 02:56:00 | More by EliotRosewater
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tjmodica

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-12-2014 00:54:35 | More by tjmodica
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-10-2014 13:38:21 | More by SocalKicks
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akang

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-10-2014 07:11:34 | More by akang
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-07-2014 08:14:29 | More by zestar
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McNazz

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-07-2014 04:57:52 | More by McNazz
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-05-2014 18:29:45 | More by FUwolfpacker
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-03-2014 01:43:49 | More by Texasfan549
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Crooked Stave Origins - Bourbon Barrel Cherry from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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