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Crooked Stave Persica - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 7.11%
Wants: 558
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged 9 months in oak barrels with peaches.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-17-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

mikereaser, Feb 05, 2013
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tectactoe, Jan 23, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, date 4/30/12, bottle 4 of 420. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with very little white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is subdued - acidic musty brett and a little fruit with a little butyric acid.

The flavor is sweet tart acidic fruits (lots of green apple and some peach and citrus) with a big mouth puckering sourness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with very low carbonation.

Overall, very acidic sour tart fruits but a little flat and overly sweet.

Beaver13, Sep 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

Prospero, Jan 09, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

(Aged for 6 months)

Hazed peach and dark orange in color with a quickly forming, though quickly disappearing, off-white head. Leaves light ribbons and dots of stick down the glass. Pretty and appropriate.

Perhaps the most juicy and fruit-forward peach beer I've ever experienced. This smells like crushed, juicy, dripping, summer peaches, and little else, but that aroma is so incredibly vibrant and expressive there simply isn't room for much more. There's a hint of yeast and pie crust malt, but this is most certainly about the expressive, juicy, vibrant, succulent peach character...like nothing I've experienced before. This was sampled next to Sour in the Rye Peach and Fou Foune and the fruit character in this was leagues ahead of the others. While the Cantillon expressed more funk and complexity, the Persica definitely expressed the most fruit character.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, as the peach juice and nectar character is fully realized here in the flavor as well, with just a layer of funk for additional character and drinkability. Simple really, though profoundly delicious.

Near full in body, especially for the style, with somewhat low carbonation. Exceptionally drinkable. I looked down and my pour was gone!

Fantastic. The most peach-forward beer I've had, by a long shot. The only one in contention may be Fantasia, but this is certainly the more interesting beverage. Fantastic! Excited for more!

ehammond1, Mar 30, 2013
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Janis_Hoplin, Nov 28, 2013
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Cynic-ale, Jul 31, 2014
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acurtis, Jan 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

JasonFromLA, Sep 06, 2013
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JonnyBeers, Oct 16, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Steve for this one. 750ml bottle into a Cantillon Zwanze glass. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lace. Beer is a cloudy peach color. Decent.

Nose is slight Brett funk. Lightly tart peaches, oak, cobwebs, and wet wood. Spritzy and lively but pretty mellow overall. Nice.

Opens tart peach and some lemon. Wet wood, Brett sweetness and funk towards the middle. Tartness builds towards the middle and end. Foamy finish with a acidic, vinegar-y aftertaste. Great fruit presence but its gets a touch too intense right at the end.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Spritzy and bubbly in the mouth and goes down filmy and dry. Finishes messy with a sticky, dry aftertaste. Very drinkable and refreshing.

I've not had anything from the WWB series up to this point but if this is a representative beer from Crooked Stave, I can see great things coming from this brewery. Not overly complex but great balance in the nose, flavor, and feel. A very solid brew up and down.

SpeedwayJim, Jun 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

leschkie, Jun 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

emilylee, Feb 13, 2013
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hiphopj5, Dec 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

dsgolovin, Oct 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

blindpiggie, Nov 11, 2013
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GRG1313, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.1%

ford0626, Mar 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

buffs9, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

jegross2, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of largadeer
4.23/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks, David. Surprisingly nice stuff here.

Typical blond sour appearance with a fair bit of haze. Carbonation is at a lower-medium level, and there's little head formation. The nose has a juicy, sweet and rather vibrant peach character that only comes out more as the beer warms and opens up. There's a nice lacto creaminess that works well with the fruit, a touch of citric acidity, and mild barnyard funk. It tastes quite a bit more tart than I was expecting, exhibiting little of the sweetness that's present on the nose. Brett is mild, bringing some pleasant pineapple notes and a hint of phenolic funk. There's a great creamy vanilla note beneath the fruit that I find thoroughly enjoyable. Carbonation is low, but the beer doesn't feel outright flat; hopefully this improves in time as it could use more bubbles. This is excellent stuff overall, and should continue to improve with a little more time in the bottle.

largadeer, Sep 26, 2012
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Crooked Stave Persica from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
99 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.