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Crooked Stave Raspberry Origins - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Crooked Stave Raspberry OriginsCrooked Stave Raspberry Origins

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BA SCORE
89
very good

10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 148
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 2.63%
Wants: 49
Gots: 27 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: funkyaudio on 05-29-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 148
Reviews by spoony:
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4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 375 ml bottle (bottled February 2014) to a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces about one finger of head that fades quickly to a sparse cap. The foam is tan with a pinkish hue. The beer is nearly opaque with ruby/garnet coloring. No lacing.

S-The aroma is a very tart. I smell big doses of raspberry, as well as cranberry and white grape. There is a bit of oaky dryness and funk, as well as something that suggests bitter almond flavor. Also some vinegar. It is complex and inviting.

T-The taste tracks the smell pretty closely. The raspberry fruit is bright, tart, and intense. I also pick up cranberry, sour cherry, vinegar, white grape, and a bit of oak. This beer is certainly sour, but not mouth-puckering.

M-The feel is a bit off for me. It is medium in heft with a watery constitution and fine carbonation.

O-This is a very solid beer and a close competitor for Raspberry Dark Origins. The fruit shines here because it is not over-the-top in either sourness or sweetness, but the flavors manage to be intense and complex nonetheless. This is not Atrial Rubicite, but part of me likes this more because I could drink more of this without getting fatigued. (1,169 characters)

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Appearance - Deep reddish brown. Nice white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Intense spicy oak. Nice raspberry. Vanilla and acidic.

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Crooked Stave Raspberry Origins from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.