Batch #1 - Crooked Stave Brewery and Taproom
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Reviews by ehammond1:
4.25/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Acquired via trade
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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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
96 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.