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  rDev -10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 Blend #2. 375ml bottle into CS Teku. Released yesterday, football beer today. Pour reveals almost no head but leaves a thin ring around the glass. Body is beautiful like all CS beers. Cloudy orangeish beige. Aroma is a musty, sweet and sour. Well balanced with a slight burn when you get deep down in there. Brett, not really peachy, and simple. This beer is delicious on the tongue, a lot more peach flavor. Some Brett, but really fruity - an orange/lemon mix. Almost no carbonation and very light in the mouth. A little drying.

Overall it tastes great and well balanced. The nose and lack of carbonation make you want more out of it. Not sure if it is as classic as the first batch, but definitely wouldn't turn it away.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.19/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle (2011) shared courtesy of rudzud at a recent tasting. Poured into a Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary glass.

A - Pours a pale peachy golden color. Little to no head with really only a small white collar that rings the glass nicely.

S - Quite sour and tart. Very peachy...lots of fruit flavor to be found here. Nicely funky too with nice barnyard aspects to be found.

T - Tart and sour up front with strong intensity. Very peachy - tons of fruit comes through here. Medium level funkiness.

M - Lighter side of medium bodied with a lower level carbonation that keeps the body a little bit low in liveliness.

O - Intense wild ale...quite tart and sour with super fruitiness with peaches really showing nicely. This was quite delicious.

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3.4/5  rDev -24.3%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.01/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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Crooked Stave Persica from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
98 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.