Origins - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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4.1/5 rDev -4.2%
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.
01-16-2014 05:54:16 | More by popery
4.21/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
12-08-2013 12:20:03 | More by metter98
4.24/5 rDev -0.9%
375ml, Batch 2, 2013
Hill Farmstead glass
A: Pours a deep dark brownish red. Tannish bubbly head. Forms a collar around edges of glass. Sticky lacing.
S: Get that CS funk. Chalk. Not as much balsamic and dark cherry as I was expecting. More like Kriek style sour on nose.
T: Tip of the tongue, little flashes of tartness. Getting dark tart cherry. Not overly balsamic character. Getting that chalk funk. Finish is dry. Not overly dry.
M: Lighter side of medium.
12-05-2013 16:27:57 | More by inlimbo77
Origins from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
95 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.