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Colorado Wild Sage - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Colorado Wild Sage
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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-04-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Vielle Barrel-Aged Saison with fresh cuttings of Colorado Wild Sage.

Brewed for Beers Made By Walking, held on October 8, 2013 at the Wynkoop Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 3
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

January 15, 2015

Draft, Taster Snifter

A – Light amber and very clear. Frothy white head with moderately long retention.

S – Definitely highlighted with fresh sage, that is the first thing that hits the nose. Light Brett funk follows closely behind, then Chardonnay, wine-like grapes, along with hints of peach.

T – Fruit, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio type flavors, followed by barnyard funk. Sage is lighter here, staying mostly in the aroma, but providing mild herbal flavor.

M – High carbonation and very dry. Moderate to full body. Moderate sweetness but very well-balanced by the dryness throughout. Drinks very similar to a carbonated version of a Pinot Grigio.

O – This is a very good base beer, with the Brett coming in at such a great level, and the sage adding something to take it over the top. Outstanding.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

On tap at CS on 10.2.14

Light sage, better then expected.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i hope this one makes it to bottle, its so delicious. a sage based wild ale, blonde and probably comprised primarily of wheat, this is a very light and refreshing drink, perfect for summer, perfect for food, and on par with some of the best crooked stave beers to date. its hazy but vibrant golden yellow in color, with a tall white head in the tulip glass that never really relaxes. notes of fresh sage, not super pungent but definitely unmistakable, and wild brett make up the nose, and the flavor follows. the herbal element is all up front, letting the brett finish it up. creamy feel from the wheat malt and medium carbonation, while there is also a tartness to the finish, definitely short of sour, but plenty funky. no doubt about which brewery made this brew! the wild yeast complexion in the finish is great, and the beer overall is extremely dry. there are more and more sage beers out all the time, stillwater, perennial, and epic all come to mind, but this one is in a class of its own.

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Colorado Wild Sage from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.