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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: 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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Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3%

11-07-2013 20:59:05 | More by jdense
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04-18-2013 04:51:58 | More by Callmecoon
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Colorado

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01-09-2013 20:30:50 | More by Prospero
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

11-18-2012 03:46:21 | More by jaminjohnson
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

12-02-2012 02:26:09 | More by acurtis
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3%

04-20-2013 02:55:56 | More by Beerontwowheels
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.46/5  rDev +2.1%

Thanks to Paul for sharing!

A: Pours a hazy bright orange, with a foamy head on top that reduces to some random soapy bubbles on top. Nice lacing.

S: Lots of sour white grapes and white wine. I little bit of grass, oak, and a bit of must/funk.

T: Again, tons of white grapes and white wine, nice sour/tartness/ A bit of oak and vanilla, and a little bit of funk and zest near the finish.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation, great sourness. Slightly dry finish.

O: A fantastic beer, need to try some more from Crooked Stave for sure.

02-10-2013 23:09:17 | More by mdaschaf
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.5%

01-06-2013 03:07:13 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.81/5  rDev -12.8%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy yellow. Small white head, fades quickly. Faint wisps on the surface.

Smell - Winey character. Strong acidity. Grainy and lemony.

Taste - Really intense sourness right up front. Dies down throughout the drink. Lemony with just a bit of funk before the sourness covers it up.

Mouthfeel - Pretty heavy bodied for a sour. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Intensely sour. Nice. Not usually the type of sour I enjoy, but it has enough going on to justify it's intensity.

04-02-2013 02:42:07 | More by Alieniloquium
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Pennsylvania

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11-13-2012 02:11:24 | More by mozim
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Indiana

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

12-31-2013 18:38:33 | More by sfr26
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emerge077

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -6.4%

Quick review from written notes, thanks Joe for sharing!

Murky sunkissed orange, champagne streamers rising, sheets of soft white foam lace in the glass, lasting head retention.

Fruity acidic aroma with some funky wild yeast, and a slight minerality.

Tart passion fruit, guava, Hawaiian punch, sweet tarts, dry finish. Light and effervescent feel, thirst quenching. Overall pretty nice, though the Brett d'Or was a shade better.

04-29-2013 02:42:52 | More by emerge077
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Diomede

California

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Colorado

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Illinois

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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.24/5  rDev -3%

Pours cloudy straw/orange with a fizzy finger of white head. Good retention and soapy lacing down the glass.

Tartness on the aroma with a grape-y must and some vinegar tones. Lemons and apples as well.

Very funky flavors as well. Opens up with lightly tart grapes with a big funk component. A little vinegar and some more tart apple. Some lacto presence probably more than most CS, but still less sour than the typical American wild.

Pretty clean mouthfeel. Goes down pretty easy as it is sour, but not overly so. Finishes very dry with good carbonation levels.

I had a feeling I would like this one and I did. After annointing L'Brett D'Or as my favorite CS a few weeks ago, I now have a new frontrunner. Maintains the funk levels I've come to know the brewery for, but the extra oomph of added lacto sourness gives it great complexity and makes for a great beer.

01-24-2013 13:21:00 | More by jmarsh123
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3%

Absolutely gorgeous... bright pear gold body cluttered with loads of tiny beading... a soapy finger of snow white head sinks down to a thick collar, leaving loads of lacing.

Sour grapes ta boot, beautifully sour white wine and vanilla oak, lemongrass, "barnyard funk."

A brilliant sour profile waits until the middle of palate to show itself, not much in the way of bold flavors up front, big tart grapes peak at the finish and dry up the mouth, I'm thirsty for more, mild pale fruit flavors linger... pineapple, orange zest, sour grapefruit... wonderful.

Another home-run from Crooked Stave.

12-30-2012 01:45:46 | More by yamar68
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Oculus from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.