Batch #1 - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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Ratings: 111 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
4.73/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Yes, I am a CS homer
As far as Raspberry type lambic this goes:
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
4.45/5 rDev +1.6%
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
Batch #1 from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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