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WWB Batch 60 - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

234 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 67
Gots: 38 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrinkSlurm on 01-22-2014)
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thereal_adam

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-31-2014 18:19:20 | More by thereal_adam
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-30-2014 14:16:20 | More by JohnnieNepal
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flayedandskinned

California

4.88/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2014 Vintage
Poured into a stemmed Teku glass

Appearance: (4.5)
Pours a beautiful, lightly hazy gold with a crisp and tiny bubbled, finger tall pure white head. The head quickly recedes to a mere puck, leaving some light lacing along the glass's edges. Pretty looking sour for sure.

Aroma: (4.75)
Wow, as soon as the beer is poured, you're absolutely blasted by intensely tropical hop aromatics; peach, lemon, papaya, guava, pear and ruby red grapefruit. This smells like an absolute hop monster. There is a perceived lactic tartness that really melds well with the strong grapefruit impression, supplied by the heavy dry hopping of this sour. As the beer warms, some very nice light stonefruit brettanomyces funk begins to poke through the hops, really adding some wonderful complexity; dried apricot, wet hay, lightly musty leather. The brett is very matured, add really avoids being medicinal, or band-aidy in aroma. A light bready malt backbone is barely noticeable

Taste: (4.75)
Just as in the aroma, as soon as the beer touches your palate, you're treated by a wave of tropical, fruity hops; juicy peach, ripe papaya, intense guava, grapefruit and light pine. Adding to the overall fresh, thirst quenching quality of the beer, is a clean and very refreshing blast lightly lemon-y lactic acidity. Just before the tartness becomes abrasive, it is cut by a welcomed slightly biscuit like malt backbone. As this maltiness coats your tongue, complex brettanomyces funk greets you; mostly more of the dried apricot and musty hay that was apparent in the nose. The beer finishes dry and lightly tart with long lingering notes of juicy guava, apricot, lemon juice and peel, more dried apricot, slightly musty barnyard funk and a lightly chewy maltiness. A gentle oaky vanilla character is noticeable as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: (5)
Medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. Refreshing.

Overall: (4.75)
Crooked Stave really blew me away with this beer. I've never experienced a beer quite like this before; It simultaneously seems like both a very hoppy pale ale and a funk heavy sour. The antioxidative charateristics of the brett yeast really encapsulate the hop aromatics and help lock them in throughout the flavor profile without showing any real signs of oxidation or age. If you happen upon this beer, definitely scoop it up posthaste. Highly, highly recommended for both lovers of funky beers and hoppy beers!

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 01:07:56 | More by flayedandskinned
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Amalak

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

05-27-2014 00:32:59 | More by Amalak
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 4.11.14

A - Pours a cloudy, pale orange with a smaller pure white head with good retention.

S - Sweet melon, grassy-pine, Brett, oak.

T - Oaky, Brett, sweet middle with a hoppy-tart finish.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Nice hop-Brett-barrel mix. Good Stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 05:44:32 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-23-2014 01:32:32 | More by Gonzoillini
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -8%

05-22-2014 12:08:18 | More by BGsWo22
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KevinL

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

05-21-2014 15:02:38 | More by KevinL
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Canti4341

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-21-2014 14:14:23 | More by Canti4341
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-17-2014 18:17:50 | More by craftbeerasian
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popery

California

3.13/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 04:26:01 | More by popery
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jarrgal

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

05-12-2014 23:02:54 | More by jarrgal
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-11-2014 02:01:30 | More by williamjbauer
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-09-2014 03:53:10 | More by XmnwildX12
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-08-2014 19:17:47 | More by OnryAndMean
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-08-2014 02:41:58 | More by Mikeypnh
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-06-2014 13:14:45 | More by SourAddict
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Herky21

Iowa

5/5  rDev +14.9%

05-05-2014 14:44:54 | More by Herky21
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-03-2014 17:36:57 | More by spycow
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

05-03-2014 16:34:37 | More by yourefragile
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

05-02-2014 12:54:55 | More by Gotti311
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-01-2014 18:25:37 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-01-2014 17:54:32 | More by thewimperoo
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BDeibs

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-01-2014 01:04:00 | More by BDeibs
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GRG1313

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-01-2014 00:59:50 | More by GRG1313
WWB Batch 60 from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.