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Batch #1 - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.55%


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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Reviews by quirkzoo:
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quirkzoo

Colorado

4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured pretty much the whole bottle into my Cellar Reserve glass. Much darker than I was expecting, brown with a touch of red, crystal clear with a thin head that recedes quickly.

The smell is very lactic up front, make no mistake, this is a sour beer. Not as much funk as I was expecting from a beer that was brewed with 100% brettanomyces almost 3 years ago. Some definite sour fruitiness, raspberries, sour cherries. Some oakiness behind that.

The taste is wonderfully balanced, I had no problem sipping on this one throughout the night and taking care of the whole 750ml myself. Like the aroma it is sour up front but not over the top. A touch of acetic acid cuts through on the palate but not so much that it dominates. More fruitiness and oakiness behind that.

The mouthfeel is very good, decent amount of carbonation without it feeling sticky or prickly.

Overall this is a great beer, very complex, very balanced, my only knock on it is that it didn't have as many funky brett flavors as I was expecting, much more like the "cleaner" acidity of a flemish red.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 06:51:21 | More by quirkzoo
More User Reviews:
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Yes, I am a CS homer

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 23:02:18 | More by gueuzedreg
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scottfrie

California

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 23:13:33 | More by scottfrie
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-21-2014 05:10:29 | More by afsdan
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-01-2014 21:35:11 | More by Kirk
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bikesnbeerFtc

Colorado

5/5  rDev +14.7%

03-01-2014 01:24:35 | More by bikesnbeerFtc
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

02-20-2014 20:23:33 | More by ygtbsm94
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-06-2014 00:09:36 | More by mmcnaughton
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.3%

01-30-2014 14:13:05 | More by mikereaser
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FrankHammer

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.7%

01-16-2014 12:47:15 | More by FrankHammer
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

5/5  rDev +14.7%

01-01-2014 15:54:26 | More by ucsbmullet
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

12-07-2013 00:37:52 | More by nrs207
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

11-11-2013 02:08:54 | More by kscaldef
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dkw0063

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

11-04-2013 15:34:44 | More by dkw0063
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budsandsuds8

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

10-18-2013 20:16:04 | More by budsandsuds8
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FishPondManager

Colorado

5/5  rDev +14.7%

10-15-2013 21:43:09 | More by FishPondManager
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Grant35

California

5/5  rDev +14.7%

10-14-2013 23:31:44 | More by Grant35
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-12-2013 04:03:54 | More by eawolff99
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-09-2013 23:30:02 | More by BUNZILLA
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LincolnHawk

Djibouti

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

09-08-2013 21:20:24 | More by LincolnHawk
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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
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pixieskid

Germany

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-27-2013 07:00:09 | More by pixieskid
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

08-26-2013 16:08:18 | More by DarthKostrizer
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-11-2013 22:54:12 | More by CypherEnigma
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stevefinny

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-26-2013 12:08:09 | More by stevefinny
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Batch #1 from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.