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Batch #1 - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 144
Gots: 30 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -5%
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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UCLABrewN84

California

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 22:39:15 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-13-2013 04:48:02 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 19:58:28 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-13-2013 04:57:35 | More by acurtis
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-13-2013 21:00:45 | More by spycow
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

02-20-2014 20:23:33 | More by ygtbsm94
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -8.5%

05-15-2013 04:03:57 | More by GRG1313
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-17-2013 05:15:15 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 16:28:27 | More by MasterSki
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mdfb79

New York

4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 21:29:51 | More by mdfb79
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2012 21:10:37 | More by StonedTrippin
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.5%

05-20-2013 19:08:56 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-15-2013 01:37:30 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-03-2013 18:37:43 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

05-19-2013 23:26:31 | More by MarkyMOD
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

01-18-2013 01:40:29 | More by yourefragile
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duceswild

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-19-2013 15:29:53 | More by duceswild
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -8.5%

12-05-2012 09:13:34 | More by drewone
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

09-16-2012 08:39:46 | More by Mebuzzard
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-09-2013 06:28:57 | More by zestar
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 05:19:18 | More by HuskyinPDX
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claspada

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 15:43:31 | More by claspada
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popery

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-28-2013 03:01:57 | More by popery
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Batch #1 from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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