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Oculus - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 235
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
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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starshockey9

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

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

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

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

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 01:50:59 | More by rudzud
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budsandsuds8

Colorado

4/5  rDev -8.7%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -8.7%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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

New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 02:19:28 | More by koopa
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Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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New York

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.7%

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Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

09-14-2013 16:59:52 | More by chippo33
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Oculus from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.