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Oculus - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 239
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sour Belgian Golden Ale with Vignole Grapes

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 10-28-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

huntermop, Feb 20, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev -0.7%

Did a trade for this a long time ago...poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice clear golden hue with a quarter inch head that fades pretty quickly in to a wispy cloud and light side lacing.

S - Like someone else stated, this smells like a tart sauv blanc, light oak, floral notes, lemons, maybe a faint flash of honey. Quite vinous.

T - Taste is very, very tart lemony white wine here. Very fruity. Flashes of vanilla thanks to the oak barrel, very nice wild ale must / funkiness towards the end. This is similar to The Bruery's Confession, however, done much much better. The finish though is not quite enamel peeling sour, but its quite close.

M - Mouthfeel is quite tart, lowly carbonated. Alcohol is hidden nicely though.

O - Overall, this is a very well executed wild ale. Quite tasty, glad to have tried it.

rudzud, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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sfr26, Dec 31, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +2.5%

Bottle received as a gift from NJOssie I believe. Os your a great BA!!!

Appearance: Pours a cloudy hazed straw with a BARELY tawny pale orange hue to it. Crown is 1 finger, white, shows moderate retention, and some lace.

Smell: The faintest hint of bandaid (at a level that is a plus) with some mustiness and tropical fruit from the wild yeast. Light lemon zest really ties it together.

Taste: Same as the nose with a perfect level of acid. A touch of tannin from the french oak, but not much flavor contribution from it IMHO.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Very nice for the style.

Overall: A pretty fantastic wild ale. Crooked Stave continues to impress me.

koopa, Nov 27, 2013
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Oculus from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.