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Batch #1 - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 145
Gots: 32 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brettanomyces Burgundy Ale 100% Fermented in French Oak Red Wine Barrels with Raspberries added.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-09-2012)
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3.56/5  rDev -18.7%

k47k, Oct 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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ig88b, Jul 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

funkyaudio, Jul 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

riemster, Jun 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

BDeibs, Jun 03, 2014
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4.73/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Yes, I am a CS homer

As far as Raspberry type lambic this goes:

1. Framboos
2. Hommage
3. CS Batch 1

A- Deep dark raspberry jammy looking. Minimal lacing, minimal legs.

S- Smells like Framboos to me. Jammy raspberries with funk. Tart raspberries. So good.

T- So this tastes like a thinner (just by small percentages) and a bit more acidic Framboos. This is very well done. Big raspberry upfront, nice tart acidic in the back. Love it.

M- For a domestic, the mouthfeel is pretty good. Compared with Belgium, it doesn't quite hold up. Not off by much though. I am going off of thickness, carb and overall mouthfeel. Best domestic raspberry sour that I have had.

O- Clutch Crooked Stave offering when I have been mailing everyone that domestic sours have nothing on 3F and Cantillon. This is up there.

gueuzedreg, Apr 02, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch 1 brewed 1/10/10. Thanks for sharing, colonelforbin!

A: Pours a murky opaque cranberry brown with a short lived light brown head that faded into a bubbly collar.
S: Super fresh and tart smelling nose with notes of barrel must, dry oak, and brett, along with a surprising amount of raspberry fruit and earth. Oaky, woody, mustiness and raspberry definitely co-dominate.
T: Tart and slightly acidic notes of raspberries and drying bretty funk hit first. Raspberries are puree-like and very fruity, which I found surprising for being four years old. I also get hints of slight cherry, cranberry, blueberry, and raisins. The finish is tart and lactic and aftertaste is puckering, dry and lingering with raspberry.
M: Drying mouthfeel with a decent amount of countering buttery oak. Oak tannins are gritty and clingy. The carbonation is low and splashy.
O: Very funky and earthy with great brett and raspberry character. Glad I got to try this one, thanks again Mike!

scottfrie, Mar 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Batch #1 from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.