Crooked Stave Persica - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 566
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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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to Skuter and mrbubbler for sharing this one at mrbubbler's "end of the world" tasting.

Bottled 4/30/12. Bottle # 193/420.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with lots of peach and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same a phenomenal peach flavor that is mouthwatering and delicious. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a fantastic beer and definitely one of the best sour fruit beers I have ever had.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cellar Reserve bottles. Served in a Crooked Stave wine glass. Beautiful bright peach aroma. Dry lactic nose. Flavor is very tart with less fruit. Touch of acetic and oak. Dry. Low carbonation. Peach character really takes over as it warms, alongside very mild funk. Acidity is pleasing and matches the fruit well. Very excited to try this one again.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -22%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared at my Birthday whale tasting. Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Pours a very light fizzy head that is gone almost instantly, hazy peach color.

Nose light canned and fresh peaches, tons of peach, a little funk, stone fruit and juicy peach fuzz, hint musty.

Taste is clean juicy fruit at first, light wild funk, tons of fresh peach and canned peaches, fairly tart sour, light sticky syrupy, hint bready, peach syrup, just a touch of Brett funk.

Mouth is lighter bodied, little syrup.

Overall quite nice, not as funky as I expected, but decent funk, but tons of peach.

Photo of MasterSki
4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to whomever supplied this at thetomG's place. Served in a 3 Floyds tasting snifter.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to a thin collar. Opaque apricot body.

S - A mixture of peaches and cream and uric acid. Perhaps some slight sulfur in there as well. Lots of residual sweetness here, either from the fruits or the malt - stone fruits, obviously, and vanilla dominate.

T - The taste is significantly better and ditches the odd urine note in the aroma. A nice blend of fresh, fruity peaches, tropical brett flavors, mild funk, and lactic yogurt sourness.

M - Medium-light body, light tannic character from fruit and barrel but otherwise quite smooth in texture - actually verging on creamy. Lower carbonation - could use a bit more spritz.

D - Aside from the mildly odd aroma, this is quite enjoyable stuff. It's really easy to drink, and I suspect it will improve over the next few months.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like most Crooked Stave beers, the head on this one doesn't do the beer justice. It's white and somewhat fluffy, good lacing, but just looks thin. It sits atop a bright, somewhat murky orange/yellow.

Aroma has hints of peach, oak, persimmon, apricot and light sweet bread.

And then there's the flavor. It's quite yummy. Peach and oak are light, but powerful. Not sweet and just enough dryness to cleanse the palate. Apricot and persimmon, some passion fruit, and a dose of lemongrass.

Acidic to a great level. Easy drinking. De-lish

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light orange color with a small eggshell head that fades to a whispy cap of fine bubbles.

Aromas pop and are extremely inviting. They begin with a vibrant combination of apricot, peach, nectarine fruity flesh with emerging Bretty yeast notes. There are some more citric fruit notes with some lactic acid and oak emerging more as it warms. This is the closest thing I have smelled to Fou Foune by a long shot.

The tastes begin with peach skins, fruity nectarine pulp, with tropical notes as well. Then comes the slightly tannic oak, lactic acid and more and more emerging funk. Sourness increases as it warms.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to low carbonation. Finish is plesantly tart, sour and dry but a tad bit sweeter than a traditional Belgian fruit lambic most likely due to the higher ABV.

Overall I was expecting this to be good, but not this good, it was utterly fantasic. This is definitely in the top 3 American made WIld Ales I have tried; in the same category as South Hampton's Black Raspberry Lambic. Let the hype train roll with this bad boy...

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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Crooked Stave Persica from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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