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Vielle Happy Leaf (lemon, Hibiscus, Ginger & Kombucha) - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Vielle Happy Leaf (lemon, Hibiscus, Ginger & Kombucha)
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BA SCORE
88
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 4.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GRG1313 on 01-11-2014)
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-11-2014 19:26:46 | More by GRG1313
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-08-2014 21:31:31 | More by nickfl
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -5.2%

Fully reviewed to my phone at time of consumption at Crooked Stave @ The Source, Denver, CO.

A- The blend ends up in a tulip with a peachy orange pink hue and a small white cap. The head is foamy and has pretty good retention. A thick puffy ring leaves plentiful lace even after a kombucha infusion.

S- The kombucha aspect of the blend is quite strong and for me takes over with ginger mostly and a bit of tart hibiscus and lemon. Farmhouse yeast can be felt but the funky kombucha masks its spicy character.

T- Ginger and kombucha are the mainstays as in the aroma. It reminds me a bit of soda I once made with water keffir. Beyond the ginger you find hibiscus, lemon zest, spices and fresh fermented bread. Generally funky all around from the beer and kombucha.

MF- Light bodied and heading toward the soda watery feel but with the blend I am not surprised or offended. Carbonation at a moderate level with a mostly fizzy crisp texture. Somewhat tart.

Personally I dont drink kombucha but the flavors involved in the blend sounded good. I also support exbeerimentation and this certainly works out well with heavy but pleasant gingery results.

08-12-2014 03:22:18 | More by cbutova
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-26-2014 15:41:28 | More by mc4z
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-27-2014 01:00:50 | More by GABrew
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-12-2014 01:02:27 | More by BeerBucks
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-14-2014 20:07:56 | More by Lovely85
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-25-2014 07:13:02 | More by zestar
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-11-2014 02:03:03 | More by williamjbauer
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Jlu73183

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-23-2014 20:58:24 | More by Jlu73183
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-28-2014 06:17:06 | More by hilgart1
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

01-15-2014 00:14:07 | More by MarkyMOD
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%

Appearance - light orange in color with a great amount of head

Smell - a bit of funk to it, but lots and lots of sweet fruity smells

Taste - you get a slight sour flavor, but you definitely get the kombucha and sweetness which somehow blends well

Mouthfeel - this one leaves your mouth very easily. Not highly carbonated and easy to drink.

Overall - this is a great change of pace for Crooked Stave. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE their regular sours, but this one is a great sessionable beer from them.

02-06-2014 22:44:48 | More by beatenbyjacks
Vielle Happy Leaf (lemon, Hibiscus, Ginger & Kombucha) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.