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Oculus - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 236
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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sullisha


1/5  rDev -77.1%

08-25-2014 13:52:16 | More by sullisha
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JoMouse

Colorado

5/5  rDev +14.4%

08-10-2014 00:56:33 | More by JoMouse
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-08-2014 01:08:25 | More by millerbuffoon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-08-2014 00:55:19 | More by Knapp85
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-07-2014 15:34:35 | More by KCBeerNerd
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Thishops4u

Kansas

5/5  rDev +14.4%

08-06-2014 13:43:29 | More by Thishops4u
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starshockey9

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-24-2014 01:21:47 | More by starshockey9
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

06-27-2014 17:35:46 | More by tom10101
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +3%

06-14-2014 17:59:44 | More by Kirk
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BDeibs

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3%

05-17-2014 04:36:59 | More by BDeibs
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vissai

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-04-2014 00:33:42 | More by vissai
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VAbdoyan

California

5/5  rDev +14.4%

05-04-2014 00:27:38 | More by VAbdoyan
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ig88b

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

04-23-2014 21:10:11 | More by ig88b
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mroberts1204

California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

04-14-2014 01:15:10 | More by mroberts1204
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3%

03-21-2014 05:05:24 | More by afsdan
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bikesnbeerFtc

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-01-2014 01:25:50 | More by bikesnbeerFtc
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moonknight31

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

02-22-2014 23:01:38 | More by moonknight31
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huntermop

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

02-20-2014 04:06:30 | More by huntermop
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rudzud

Massachusetts

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
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budsandsuds8

Colorado

4/5  rDev -8.5%

01-14-2014 04:29:38 | More by budsandsuds8
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POTABLE83

New York

4/5  rDev -8.5%

01-02-2014 03:06:35 | More by POTABLE83
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sfr26

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

12-31-2013 18:38:33 | More by sfr26
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koopa

New Jersey

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
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jdense

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3%

11-07-2013 20:59:05 | More by jdense
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

11-04-2013 15:08:28 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Oculus from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.