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Batch #1 - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

111 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 144
Gots: 32 | FT: 4
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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ehammond1


4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

Very dark ruby and brown in color, though largely clear, with some floating sediment toward the later pours. Small cream-colored head of small bubbles. Leaves the glassy spotted with miscellaneous spots.

Lots of raspberry aroma, along with lots of earth, dirt, and oak, definite lactic sour character, and more earthy, dirty funk. It comes together nicely, and the fruit, and sharp lactic character, make for a very nice combination.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with moderate lactic sour character, earthy, dirt-covered raspberries (in a good way), and some Brett. The funk and earth notes from the Brett really start to shine more and more as the beer comes closer to room temperature. Complete, though I was actually hoping for more complexity with this beer, though it's still darn delicious.

Medium in body with moderate carbonation.

A wonderful beer with lots of delicious, vibrant raspberry and earth flavors complemented by a moderate level of sourness. This is distinctly, however, a wild/Brett beer, as a opposed to a more traditional Belgian-style framboise.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 05:13:41 | More by ehammond1
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As far as Raspberry type lambic this goes:

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

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

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

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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.
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Batch #1 from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.