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Oculus - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 245
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Sour Belgian Golden Ale with Vignole Grapes

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 10-28-2012)
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4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed as part of Blind BIF round 8

A: Pours a hazy light orange color, with little or no head at all. Just a thin white collar around the glass edge. Murky and cloudy in appearance.

S: Sour, tart funkiness. Dry and vinous, with a sharp bite. Lightly earthy and faint citrus notes. I'm thinking Crooked Stave based on my recent visit, the bottle style and smell.

T: Lemony tartness punches your mouth. Sour grapes, with a very subtle grassy funk. Something sweet lurking in there too.

M: Dry & crisp, with a light to medium body. Very little carbonation, making it oddly creamy and smooth.

O: This is among the most tart beers I've ever had. I love the dry sharpness, especially on a warm summer afternoon like today. Just enough funkiness to offset some of the puckering effect. Despite never trying it, my guess is CS Oculus.

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Oculus from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.