Oculus - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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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.
01-30-2014 01:50:59 | More by rudzud
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.
11-27-2013 02:19:28 | More by koopa
Oculus from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.