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Crooked Stave Raspberry Dark Origins - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 209
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dhbiker0889 on 10-07-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Sammy, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

spycow, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

djrn2, Oct 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

zestar, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

acurtis, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

Thorpe429, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

GRG1313, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

Knapp85, Oct 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

SocalKicks, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

largadeer, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is easily the best of the origins variations i have had so far. the raspberries and whiskey barrels do a lot for this. in the base beer, i never really loved the type of sour it was. all front of tongue flanders red type acid, and not as much other flavors as some other crooked stave beers, but those issues are resolved beautifully here. the raspberries give it a pinker look than it usually has, but the bubbles remain prominent despite barrel treatment. the nose of this is great, fresh raspberries meet oak and vanilla, along with lactic tartness in high degree. the flavor is berries first, sourness second, a nice one two punch. the fruit gives it some sweetness, and make it have a late summer vibe. the sourness is still there, but the acidity seems reduced, and i like it for that. well oaked finish with some warming booze and vanilla properties, but i am not getting whiskey specifically at all here. i would like to try the other fruit versions, but this beer already has a lot of cherry flavors to me, so the addition of real cherries may not add as much (i have not yet had that version). the raspberry seems the perfect companion for origins. well carbonated, medium bodied, and the alcohol shows just enough. really well done.

StonedTrippin, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of oline73
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a wine glass.

The beer pours a very dark color with a reddish hue. There is a finger of thick tan/pinkish hue that has really good retention. The smell of this beer is slightly tart and full of raspberries with a nice chocolate undertone. As nice as the smell is, the taste is even better. Very tart with lots of raspberries. The roast/chocolate undertones are very smooth and compliment the fruit perfectly. Think a sour raspberry truffle. The raspberry flavor is very natural. The finish is acidic, quite tart, and dry.

I really enjoyed this beer. I'll definitely be having more in the future.

oline73, Oct 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

mendvicdog, Oct 21, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
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!

Rifugium, Jan 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

MarkyMOD, Oct 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

beernads, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

oriolesfan4, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

drewone, Nov 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

duceswild, Oct 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Gonzoillini, Nov 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

afsdan, May 21, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -10.5%

Mebuzzard, Aug 24, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 10.18.13
Bottled September 2013

A - Pours a very dark brown with a fizzy brown head that is gone instantly.

S - Strong tart raspberries. Hard to pickup much else.

T - Strong tart raspberry with a oak-raspberry finish.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body. Tart.

O - Tons of raspberry and tartness, the oak comes out in the finish. Terrific beer.

HuskyinPDX, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

chippo33, Nov 04, 2013
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Crooked Stave Raspberry Dark Origins from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
98 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.