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Origins - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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301 Ratings

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 6.79%
Wants: 99
Gots: 82 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 01-25-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by popery:
Photo of popery
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep burgundy-brown color. Looks pretty clear. Smallish light beige head, fairly fizzy. The bubbles die away to not much after a minute or two. Aroma is sour and wood with a touch of funk. I was expecting a more acidic beer, and while it does trend that way a tad, this beer has a pretty nice balance of sour, wild flavors. There's a lot of sour fruit knocking around. Grapes, blackberries, peaches, cranberries, raspberries, apricots. While the funk is relatively mild, it does contribute and give the beer some depth. Best of all, there's none of that bile note that plagues so many American sours (at least for me). Solid woodiness and bretty funk. The taste has a pretty good acid bite running throughout. There's some soured maltiness, giving the beer a bit of body. Fairly vinous. A bit harsher than the aroma but it still doesn't go overboard. Quite dry. Light body. Very good beer.

popery, Jan 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Ben7773, Jul 04, 2014
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joel66, Jul 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Todd, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Small bottle capped and waxed

Thanks to Mitch from Colo. for sending this one along.

Allowed to wrm up for about 30 mins and poured into a tulip.

Pours a rich shade of darker brown, dark tan head on the looser side, stays around for a short spell. Leaves some slippery thicker webs of lacing.

Lactic sourness on the nose, with some cherry and red wine flourishes.

Moderate pucker, funk, more cherry, and light smoky red wine notes.

Nice sour/wild. Complex sipper.

Billolick, Jun 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Prospero, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jaminjohnson, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

MicroBeerMan1980, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Janis_Hoplin, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

jbogner, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Zonian1, Nov 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

davistabuff, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

acurtis, Jun 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

roostor07, Feb 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

weonfire, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Shawner, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Crooked Stave a few months back and loved it. I brought a bottle home to enjoy and cracked it last week. This review is from my notes. \r\n\r\nI poured the beer into a Chimay goblet. \r\n\r\nOrigins had a very thin head, but abundant lacing about the glass and atop the liquid. The beer\'s color is intriguing, dark brown with hues of rouge. \r\n\r\nIt certainly had a unique smell, with cherries hitting my nose immediately, sour/tart notes, then dried fruit and dark malt. I definitely get something on the nose that suggests a brown ale. \r\n\r\nThe taste is similar to the nose, as the cherry notes are still prominent, but some chocolate notes make their way in, as do other sour fruit hints and the brown roasted malts. \r\n\r\nAs you\'d expect, the beer is very tart, has a biting sourness that makes the mouth pucker, and is quite smooth. There\'s low carbonation, which adds to the smoothness.\r\n\r\nOverall, a tasty beer that certainly stands apart from your average everyday beer. I enjoyed it.

ONovoMexicano, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Tuckersmth
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lucked out with new tasting room schedule and visited on Sunday. guy working there was super friendly and really knew his stuff. He ended up giving us a tour to show us the new mega sized wine barrels they bought from wineries in NorCal. He also gave me some great recommendations for taprooms in Denver. Makes me wish I lived in Denver so I could join their club.

Now to the beer. I am a huge fan of Sours and the Burgundy Sour was impressive. Best Sour I have ever had outside of the Russian River collection. I have high expectations of this brewery as they expand operations. Hopefully this means more distribution towards the Pacific.

Tuckersmth, Feb 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

distantmantra, Jun 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BeerBuffalo, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Sammy, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

schmidtmattsays, Aug 04, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on-tap @ falling rock

Nice burgundy body - light beige film. Strong aromas of tart cherry, oak, and vinegar. Leather, wood, cherry, brown sugar, vinous red wine notes from the burgundy barrels. Another really impressive crooked stave beer - batting 1.000 at the moment for me.

dirtylou, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

blabaer, Sep 27, 2014
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Origins from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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