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Origins - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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271 Ratings
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 6.78%
Wants: 99
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Sammy, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap for Beachwood Sour Fest at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, fruit, vinegar, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer great sour flavors but the smell is slightly better in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

djrn2, Jun 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Thorpe429, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

zestar, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

nmann08, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -6.5%

acurtis, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy dark red in color with some brownish hues. It poured with a thin head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose.
T: The taste very much follows the smell, except that the sour flavors are a little more pronounced and there are some hints of vinegar.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation. Slight bits of tartness are noticeable.
O: This beer reminds me a little like a Flanders Red Ale and it is very pleasant to sip.

metter98, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The brownish colored liquid with ruby highlights arrives capped by a modest head that leaves a streak or two behind

Smell: Sour grape elements with oak in the background

Taste: Grape flavors, up front, with a growing sour lacto character that brings a cherry aspect into the picture; after the swallow, there is a dry but acetic finish that adds an oaky element

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation and a nice pucker

Overall: The beer brings a nice blend of wine elements from the Burgundy barrel; the barrel treatment is subtle but very good

brentk56, Mar 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Texasfan549, Dec 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

kjkinsey, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

GRG1313, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a reddish brown color with a scattered lacing and retention. The smell of the beer is a bit funky on the nose, hits of cherry on the nose as well. The taste of the beer is slightly sour, some natural wood flavors with a dry finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a nice carbonation. Overall is a good brew, not super impressed but really nice to try.

Knapp85, Apr 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

largadeer, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

JAHMUR, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

SocalKicks, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

nickfl, Yesterday at 10:34 PM
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on tap at the source, no pun intended. a fun brew here, but I like its many variants better I think. reddish brown in color, patchy cream colored lace head. hazy. the nose is acidic and wild smelling, more like some of the Flemish reds than the bretty stuff from crooked stave, but absolutely wild fermented. dark fruits are present too, and a caramel sweet malt base. the flavor is not quite as sour as I remember, but is acidic and puckery for sure. the fruit and malt sweetness mellows it towards the finish. I get dried cranberries and dates here, as well as an oaky vibe. the feel is fuller bodied and its quite prickly in terms of carbonation. a little filling, a little unsettling in the belly, not one of their more sessionable brews. the mix of fruit and sour is unique though in this darker format. the bourbon barrel and cherry versions are exquisite. as a base beer its less memorable, but quite enjoyable nevertheless.

StonedTrippin, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

mendvicdog, Dec 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

MarkyMOD, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Halcyondays, Sep 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

beernads, Oct 20, 2013
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Origins from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
95 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.