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Origins - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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world-class

291 Ratings
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 6.78%
Wants: 101
Gots: 77 | FT: 16
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 01-25-2013)
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3.68/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle batch 2 $11.99. Burgundy color with a decent head at first. Looks just fine. Aroma is pretty nice, oak, wood, vinegar (in a good way of course). The flavor is not as good as the aroma, slightly sour, touch of barrel, slightest hint of a milkiness. Overall this is a fine enough beer but at this price point I expect a lot more. When I pay $11-$14 for a Russian River beer I am wowed just about every time despite having had the beer before multiple times. This didn't move me and for $12 it really should. The hardest part for me us that WWBV and WWBI did wow me and they cost less money.

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3.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Brown and reddish. Nice off white head. Very wispy surface. Thick collar.

Smell - Bretty. A little acidic. Cherry aroma. Oak. Faint caramel malt.

Taste - Cherry is more.prominent. Tart turns to genuinely sour as it warms up. Bretty and earthy. More caramel malt. Maybe more toasty than caramel. Very dry and oaky in the back.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation and light. Very dry. Medium sourness.

Overall - Not what I expected. Improved as I drank more of it, as always seems to happen with Crooked Stave.

Alieniloquium, Mar 29, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Mr. B’s on my trip to Denver. Brew No. 3 of my night of BA Sours for the last day of my 20’s. Pours dark brown with barely any light showing through and an of white head that fizzes off rather quickly. Aroma has the requisite oak and sour vinegar, dark fruits, and some brown sugar notes on this one. Flavor is lightly sour with some candi sugar sweetness, vinegar, acidity, dark fruits, some black cherry. Dry tart finish, medium body, with medium low carbonation. This is nice, but takes a back seat to the Rufus Corvus and Red Poppy I had just before it.

BMMillsy, Jul 26, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

375ml purchased for $12 at the brewery. Poured into a tulip.

This is an average-to-good sour in my book. It pours a dark ruby red/burgundy color as expected. Decent head at first that dissipates quickly. This beer smells better than it tastes: vinegary sourness backed up by a prominent oak undertones. Taste is similar - it's not quite as mouth-puckeringly sour as some beers on the market, but it's definitely a sour beer. My biggest complaint is that the beer seems fairly one-note: vinegary sourness with fruit on the front end with a tiny bit of oak lingering in the background. As you sip through the bottle, the characteristics of the beer really don't change, develop, or meld together to create an exceptional beer. This is one of Crooked Stave's "base beers" and you can tell.

I think my biggest problem with this beer is the price: $12 for 375ml - equivalent to $24 for a 750ml bomber. It's simply not good enough to warrant the price. For that price point, Cascade, Russian River, and Bruery are all producing better sours.

One caveat: the raspberry bourbon barrel aged version of this beer is EXCEPTIONAL - the best beer I've had in 2013.

MighHighBrewer, Oct 28, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle, received as an extra, poured into a Surly goblet today, 1/22/2014 as part of our cellar/extras cleaning tasting.

App- Dark mahogany-red body, one finger tan head that dissipates quickly, not much lacing. Actually looks a lot like Oude Tart.

Smell- Acidity, a bit of oak, tart cherries, but not much malt presence to cut the sourness down.

Flavour- Non-descript acidity with a bit of oak, not much on way of malts. Not very complex but quite sour, 7/10. Good palate cleanser.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, just the right amount of carbonation, aftertaste is vinegary. Again, good palate cleanser.

Overall- Not a very complex beer, disappointing. We thought Oude Tart was more complex, and Oude Tart is most certainly not a complex Flanders red. I actually thought this was not that much different than Nightmare on Brett. The sour acidity is what stands out in these CS sours without a ton of complexity and additional flavours to pick out. That being said, it's still clean and enjoyable so I really can't dock the beer that much.

Stevedore, Jan 23, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A somewhat anti-climatic 1,000th review. That being said, what beer really is worth the 1,000th review spot? I had some Crooked Stave Origins at Dr. Bill's bottle share a couple of weeks ago, so it will be nice to more consciously visit an Origins selection. This is 2013 Batch 2.

A - Pours a burgundy chestnut brown color with maroon/burgundy hues around the edges.

S - nose is spicy burgundy with citric sourness lingering and a bit of dark fruits in the background

T - starts off with citric sourness as excepted. From here it takes a turn to some to a bit of Brett funkiness, but the sour comes back with a vengeance and asserts itself strongly for the rest of the beer. This beer is finished off with the burgundy character deep on the back of the palate; the sour hardly allows the burgundy to push through, but thankfully it's there.

M - a little thin, nice, spritzy carbonation and a really dry finish

D - Overall, this is a very solid sour offering. I think its level of sourness cuts into the burgundy more than I would like, but choosing sour or burgundy flavors has a positive outcome either route you take. I only bought one of these bottles, but will have to go back and pick up some more!

birchstick, Nov 11, 2013
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