Batch #1 - Crooked Stave Brewery and Taproom
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Reviews by nhudson:
4.4/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Glad I am lucky enough to get these beers. Everyone is one of a kind, this one especially. No bottle number, poured into a tulip glass.
A: a murky dark red to light plum color, I have come to expect murky/turbid looking beers from Crooked Stave. I would love to rate this higher but I just can't.
S: smells of fruit at first then it winds into tart and funky. Though the funky smell is muted from other CS beers. The raspberry aroma is up front and center. I also get a slight hint of red wine, which aim sure comes from the barrel.
T: dry tart fruit. There is some funk in there but it's not very present. I would never have though this is a Brett beer. The raspberry again stands out in the taste which is nice. This beer is quite tasty and quite drinkable. When it lingers in my mouth I get a ton of dried fruit and apples.
M: medium body, maybe on the lighter side. There is some moderate carbonation even though the head is no where to be found. Silky smooth going down. Wish all sours were this way.
O: an amazing beer. Glad I have plenty to last the next year or so. It will be interesting to see how this one changes over time. This could possibly be their best beer from CS that I have had as of yet.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2012 02:21:30 | More by nhudson
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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 101 ratings.