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Crooked Stave Raspberry Origins - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 6%
Wants: 50
Gots: 25 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: funkyaudio on 05-29-2014

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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 9
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4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle sealed with burgundy red wax and a pressure cap.

bottled Feb/2014

poured into CS tulip glass.

Appearance: deep red bodied beer with a brown hue. Dirty white head that has a red hue to it. Head pours 2 full fingers tall and leaves thick lacing on the side of the glass. Head is thick and creamy composed of many tiny and compact bubbles. Head has some staying power and retains a thick cap on top of the beer.

Smell: Tons of raspberry in the nose. Musty funk. Nose does not do this beer much justice.

Taste: full on sourness and very jammy raspberries collide as the opening flavors dominating this beer. Wet oak and moderate funk in the middle of the beer. The beer expresses some spiciness and a minute hint of booze as well. Finishes with even more juicy raspberry flavor and more sourness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied sour with low carbonation. Creamy and velvety mouthfeel. Semi dry finish. As sour as this beer is it interesting that it is not extremely dry. This drinks really easily considering the intense flavors. Its honestly a paradox, but works extremely well here.

Overall: What a way to take Origins to the next level. I think raspberry origins is almost as good a Raspberry Dark Origins which is one of my all time favorite Crooked Stave sours. The raspberry is very intense and the jamminess of raspberries are as big as the sourness of this beer. Superb mouthfeel displayed by this sour and it remains drinkable while having an intense flavor profile. The raspberries really push the boundaries of almost being to much fruit in this sour beer. Slightly surprised to be saying this when this beer was bottled in February/2014.

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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.06/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

375ml poured into a teku. The brew is a reddish mahogany color with a finger of pinkish head that fades leaving spotty lace.

The smell includes minerals that to me is perceived like a handful of dirty pocket change with some earth and funk. A grassy and seedy raspberry character is present behind the not so enjoyable opening.

The taste is tart with unripe raspberry, earth and funk with some neutral woody character. Minerals and carbonics blend to make almost a meaty feel to this which I kinda dislike. As it warms up, it gets slightly bitter.

This is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. It is sour and interesting but has some unpleasant character to it as well. I would skip on having this again though I appreciated the chance to give it a try.

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4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

enjoyed side by side with a blackberry dark origins and an origins batch 3...the rasp was enjoyed from a crooked stave tulip.

a - more cherry red looking than the blackberry but fairly close in color to the original...this one, however boasts a generous cream colored head and some streaky lace.

s - nose is also closest to the original not carrying the whiskey of the blackberry, but definitely sings of raspberry over the original...fairly juicy.

t/m/o - way more tart than the original and the raspberry really compliments the beer in a nice way. raspberry is very fruity and juicy and works well on the beer...fairly sour, but not mouth puckering and extremely easy drinking and approachable. another great gateway sour since the juiciness of the fruit really works well with the burgandy base. phenomenal beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boston_Steve
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Crooked Stave Raspberry Origins from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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