Crooked Stave Raspberry Dark Origins - Crooked Stave Brewery and Taproom
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4.53/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to ablackshear for this bottle!
375ml bottle sealed with pressure cap and maroon wax. bottled: September 2013.
poured into crooked stave tulip.
Appearance: dark brown to a light black bodied beer; it is opaque. A massive 3 fingers worth of long lasting and substantial beige head with a tinge of dark redness. Drops down to a thin cap that does not go away. Moderate lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell: Tons of fresh and juicy raspberries, nice dose of earthy oak and mild malty sweetness.
Taste: Big sourness right away; 8/10 on the sourness scale. Huge notes of fresh and juicy raspberries. Oak barrel. Hint of sweetness from the whiskey and malts. Sweet tarts brand candies. Hint of musty funkiness. Finishes moderately sour and fairly dry. This is an extremely tasty sour beer! Wow!
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation levels. This is really well carbonated and thats what makes this beer so phenominal. Higher carbonation levels really amplify the sourness and dryness of this beer in the most perfect way! Though this beer is really flavorful, very sour, and moderate on the "dryness" levels, it still drinks really really easily.
Overall: This is probably the best Crooked Stave offering that I have ever drank to date! Yes, its really is that good! Its like a raspberry bomb plus a flanders red with a lighter than normal malt profile for a flander red. It is even reminiscent of bottle of Cantillions Lou Pepe Framboise with over 5 years in the bottle. This is truely excellant sour beer! Bravo Crooked Stave!
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 02:31:01 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.36/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a CS snifter, a deep, dark brown-black color--almost looks like a stout, even when held up to the light. A full two fingers of tan head well up, then sink to a thick layer of bubbles that retains surprisingly well, right to the end, leaving random lacing on the glass. Big lacto tartness in the nose, vinous, sour raspberry and cherry, damp wood. The sourness of this almost blew me away...and I mean that in a good way. This is arguably the most sour CS brew I've had. Tart with raspberries, and lots of them, dry grassiness, toasted oak; there's a distant dark malt presence, but the sour raspberry pretty much conquers all here, finishing with a mild sweetness. The whiskey is really hard to pick up at all amid the tartness, but as the beer warmed, I actually began to sense a very subtle vanilla presence in the finish. But no candiness to this beer, rather, it's really good, really sour, really real raspberry, fresh from the bush. Medium body, moderate carbonation, puckering tart and crisply dry mouthfeel. Overall: wow!
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2014 02:33:57 | More by Rifugium
Crooked Stave Raspberry Dark Origins from Crooked Stave Brewery and Taproom
98 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.