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Crooked Stave Raspberry Origins | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Ratings:
188
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
22.35%
 
 
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Crooked Stave Raspberry OriginsCrooked Stave Raspberry Origins
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by funkyaudio on 05-29-2014

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 188
Reviews by spoony:
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4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
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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Photo of mynie
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My first from Crooked Stave. Which, up until about a week ago, I always misread as "Crooked Steve." So there's that. That's a neat tidbit.

Pours like a goddamn root beer. A tremendously dark red with soda pop fizz and no head of which to speak.

Smells mad tart but also one-dimensional. Huge raspberries and a tiny bit of oak. As it warms up, however, some light spiciness comes into play, as well.

Up front, the flavor is very tart, juicy, and acidic. The acidity and tartness never go away, but the juicy fruitiness gives way to a wonderfully variegated middle with nodes of jam, dark barley, and spice, finishing sweet and lactic without the intense, puckering dryness you encounter in similarly adventurous sours.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of sourdog
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of williamjbauer
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.72/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of qcbrewer
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugs318
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

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

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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Crooked Stave Raspberry Origins from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
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