WWB Batch 60 - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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3.13/5 rDev -28.4%
Pours a yellowish, goldish orange color. Quite cloudy. Medium-sized white head. Lots of fine bubbles. Seems to be pretty sticky. Nice enough looking. The aroma is ok. Mostly funk and sour with some hops in the background. There's some nice depth to the funk. Some solid oak comes through. Dusty. Unfortunately, the messiness of the flavor also starts to emerge, though it doesn't really take over until you hit the taste. (Edit: as the beer warms, the diacetyl becomes increasingly prominent in the aroma. Unfortunate.) The citrus hop flavor tries to push it toward a citrus-y sourness but doesn't quite get there. The taste is a big step down. Pretty much from the get go, it has a grainy sourness with a bile note and a bunch of diacetyl. This beer might improve with time as the brett eats away at the buttery flavor. I just think that pedio got a hold of this one, and it wasn't given enough time to clean up. Fairly tart. Some mild hop bitterness. Full mouthfeel. Medium pucker. I don't understand the ratings on this one. It reminds me of the diacetyl-heavy sours from Ale Industries. I love CS, but this is a mess that they threw some hops on top of. Also, this is becoming an increasingly common problem among American sours, and it's terribly disappointing.
05-15-2014 04:26:01 | More by popery
3.26/5 rDev -25.4%
Poured from bottle into Pizza Boy Tulip at about 62 degrees
A-Nice hazy orange color with little head but sticks around the entire time of the glass.
S-Warm buttered popcorn, funky horse blanket, hint of citrus, grapefruit.
T-tart citrus fruit up front but then turns into a diacetyl mess in the mid to after taste. Ugh! Horrible. I was easy though as all sours typically get this way when the pedio is dominate at the beginning. Should have waited on this one.
M-medium body, nothing wrong here.
O-probably opened(or the brewery released) too early. I can see where it is headed but now just not there. hold your bottles if you have them.
03-25-2014 23:10:15 | More by danedelman
3.45/5 rDev -21.1%
Appearance: a orangish yellow color. super hazy and near opaque. a finger of an off white head that fades slowly and leaves a pretty strong lacing behind.
Smell: opens up with a strong citric acid. lemons and grapefuit. almost a hoppy citric character. can't pick up any malts or brett character.
Taste: opens up with a little bit of lemon. grapefruit juice. some earthiness. slight funky yeast. some souring at the end
Mouthfeel: lightly sour. almost refreshing but needs a strong carbonation to get there.
Overall: My first venture into crooked stave. not quite impressed. it drinks a little bit too much like a juice. could use more brett and more carbonation.
04-20-2014 00:35:43 | More by SportsandJorts
3.71/5 rDev -15.1%
remarkably overrated. I'm a huge fan of crooked stave, but this one is a bit messy, totally pedestrian. the problem is no brewery can live up to expectations like these, but this beer is a big let down for me. not to say it isn't delicious, because it is, but its levels below the best of crooked stave. the color is hazy yellow, pretty thick, but sporting a nice inch of white fluffy head that doesn't really fade much. the nose is a bit hoppy, alpha acids, but more bitterness that interesting characteristics. a little heavy on the wheat malt too, especially in the taste, this is drinking a bit young and may improve over time, but its grain heavy as it stands. the brett is nice, more funk than sour, but there is a bit of acid to this that helps cut its rather large body down to size a bit. its well carbonated, but drinks like a loaf of bread rather than an elegant wild ale. i still love the combination of brett and bugs here, its just the right amount, but the base beer is nothing special this time around. this came across to me as a sloppy and less enjoyably hoppy version of hop savant, which i thought was exquisite. meh, ill try it again with some age and look for change.
02-22-2014 20:48:31 | More by StonedTrippin
WWB Batch 60 from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.