Batch #1 - Crooked Stave Brewery and Taproom
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
4.4/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured into a tulip. Big thanks to stevefinny for this. There are words all over the label, so the actual name of this is anyone's guess. Here they are: "Batch Number 1 Wild Wild Brett 100% Barrel Fermented, Burgundy Ale with Raspberries."
3.5 A: Murky burgundy plum color. Two fingers of frothy, beige head with perhaps a touch of pink tinting to it. The head falls fast, but leaves a short ring of lacing.
4.0 S: Good balance of tart, fruit, and funk. Tart, not-quite-ripened raspberries to kick things off. Musty basement funkiness is nearly as strong. Vinous red grape from the barrel along with oak and some vanilla. Dry rotted wood and some apple orchard. Quince and some mixed berries to round things out. Quite nice. It's very well refined, especially for having just been bottled. I can only imagine the depth that will come when the brett has a bit more time to develop.
4.5 T: I must say this is tasty. Big raspberry right off the start with the accompanying red grape, apple, and assorted other berries. Tartness is just right - not too much and not too little. Beyond the fruit there is plenty of bretty funk. Earthy dirtiness, basement mustiness, musky woodziness, rotting root, apple orchard, and dry rotten socks. Superb balance between the components. Well done.
4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation that has a light spritziness to it. Super smooth with an almost silkiness to it.
5.0 D: Super easy to drink. Great complexity. No real complaints. Damn good, solid all around beer that makes me wish I joined the reserve society.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2012 03:48:58 | More by DavoleBomb
More User Reviews:
4.15/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Another Jason gift. A lace sheet on reddish. A good sour, very raspberry, that beats Cantillon on raspberry. . A big sour. Very drinkable for a sour. Almost 4 years aged. Meedium mouthfeel, sour yet very drinkable. Worth breaking in people to Crooked Stave.
Serving type: on-tap
09-01-2013 22:30:32 | More by Sammy
4.51/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
750 ml Bottle drank at the NWIBDU tasting. Thanks!
A - Pours a dark ruby red with a off-white head that dissipates quickly.
S - Smells of tart raspberries, sweet tarts, balsamic vinegar, and lemon. Really a tart nose. There is also a light oak but it gets hit by the overall tart flavors
T -This is really one sour beer. There are ripe tart raspberries that hit as well as vinegar, lemon, and tons of lactic acid. This is a beer that makes you pucker. It isn't just pure tartness though as the raspberries provide some nice flavor as well. It didn't have much funk but I didn't mind because I loved the overall tart raspberry and cherries flavors within this one.
M - Sharp from the carbonation and the tartness as well as a dry finish.
O - I really enjoyed this beer and was struck by how much tartness it brought forward. It also did this in a way that balanced well with the natural tartness of the raspberries. I was definitely impressed by what Crooked Stave did with this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2013 20:33:03 | More by jeonseh
Batch #1 from Crooked Stave Brewery and Taproom
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