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Crooked Stave Raspberry Origins - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 5.77%
Wants: 29
Gots: 23 | 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)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: funkyaudio on 05-29-2014)
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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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

Taste - Raspberry, but it isn't that sweet. Spicy wood and vanilla. Raspberry persists. Some deep caramel malts blend well with the sour raspberry flavor.

Mouthfeel - Nice tartness. Medium body. Well carbonated.

Overall - The raspberry is almost too intense, but everything else balances it out really nicely. Superb beer.

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Crooked Stave Raspberry Origins from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.