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Batch #1 - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Batch #1Batch #1

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 144
Gots: 31 | FT: 3
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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Photo of Sammy
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

Sammy, Sep 01, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev 0%

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Pours a murky dark red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some nice acidic and raspberry aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic, woody, and raspberry finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is really tasty and super easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

djrn2, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.48/5  rDev -20.5%

Served in a Crooked Stave wine glass. Pours mahogany. Nose had heavy raspberry; light acetic. Dry and a bit brisk. Light oak. Not much Brett character. I'm really hoping this one develops a bit more with some time, as the description is really quite promising.

Thorpe429, Dec 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

zestar, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

acurtis, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

ygtbsm94, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

GRG1313, May 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%

Bottle shared by Todd at his 30th birthday. Served in a taster pint glass.

A - White foam quickly settles to nothing. Murky burgundy body.

S - Lots of wine barrel, with vinous flavors and spicy oak. Raspberries are assertive, and there's some residual malt sweetness in this one; Flanders-esque but with more funk to it.

T - The taste is significantly more sour than one would anticipate from the aroma. Lots of lactic sourness and tart raspberry flavors, with vinous oak rounding things out. It's a little more one-dimensional, with less of the funky notes.

M - Medium body, zesty carbonation, very tannic and super dry, with no obvious alcohol presence. Moderate acidity that builds over time.

D - This is pretty solid, but there's a bit more oak and wine than I'd prefer and a too little raspberry for my tastes. It's like an American take on the Flanders Oud Bruin, but with the heavy-handed oak and aggressive lactic sourness for which our New World palates yearn.

MasterSki, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%

this one is weird here, because i dont reckon its outstanding in any one category, but the whole experience is near perfect. hard to describe really. drove up to the taproom today to try this. it pours a really cloudy burgundy color, with just patchy white spots, no real head. this is a couple years old afterall. it has a huge brett nose, with notes of sweet raspberries and red wine tannins. the oak is more obvious in the taste, and the acidity from the wine makes a really tart flavor combined with the brett. raspberries provide some sweetness, like preserves. it gets more and more sour as it warms. mouthfeel is very smooth due to the big body and almost nonexistent carbonation. overall a lot of flavor packed into this beer, and its one you should hurry up and get before its gone.

StonedTrippin, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

mendvicdog, May 20, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev -1.1%

From 12/01/12 notes. This beer was great; thanks to whoever shared it at Spuyten Duyvil in Brooklyn at Zwanze Day.

a - Pours a murky, deep reddish-brown color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of brett, dark fruits, sour fruity malts, tart, vanilla, oak, and some earthy notes. Nice fruit and sourness here; like it quite a bit.

t - Tastes of tart cherries, sour dark fruits, vinegar, acedic, brett, oak, roasted notes, vanilla. Taste is much more sour than the nose but really great; loving the tart dark fruits. Better than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Acedic mouthfeel.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot; the nose is sour and the taste even moreso, but it is still very flavorful. Very enjoyable and would love to have it again...probably my favorite beer from them to date.

mdfb79, Dec 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

MarkyMOD, May 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

beernads, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

imperialking, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

yourefragile, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

drewone, Dec 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

duceswild, May 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Mebuzzard, Sep 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Bottle opened on 10.26.12.

A - Pours a dark hazy brown with a one inch fizzy light tan head that fades to the edges.

S - Funky, raspberry, oak-woody, and some red-wine.

T - Tart, subtle raspberries. Redwine, wood and nice funk.

D - Tons of carbonation with a medium body. A nice tart and layered finish.

O - Tart and funky with some sweet raspberry. Very, very tasty.

HuskyinPDX, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of claspada
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%

Pours a cloudy, dark pink color with a small, off-white eggshell head that dissipates rather rapidly to leave a small cap and minimal lacing.

Aromas begin with fading raspberry fruit flesh, oak, must, earth and berry juice. Nothing really else, but all the above emerge more as it warms as expected with more oak and funk with less berry.

The tastes begin with a stronger sourness than expected from the aroma. Light amount of berry sweetness with bigger tart boisenberry tartness. Oak and earthy funk emerge more as it warms.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low amount of carbonation. Finish is fairly tart and moderately dry, with lingering fresh berries.

Overall this was quite enjoyable and one of the better Crooked Stave beers I have had to date. If this was the initial batch of the WWB beers, I am glad that I joined there Cellar Reserve society this year so I can enjoy all that is going to be coming down the pipeline.

claspada, Jan 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Lare453, Jul 13, 2013
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Batch #1 from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.