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Origins - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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95
world-class

238 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 6.78%
Wants: 96
Gots: 67 | 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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smithj4

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-08-2013 01:44:04 | More by smithj4
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 16:27:57 | More by inlimbo77
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-04-2013 18:45:16 | More by BeerHunter76
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pmoney

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-04-2013 14:44:17 | More by pmoney
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-04-2013 03:09:41 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-04-2013 03:07:53 | More by kjkinsey
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-03-2013 02:24:55 | More by duceswild
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-01-2013 23:22:59 | More by tobelerone
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-01-2013 00:45:23 | More by ncaudle
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Zonian1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-29-2013 15:37:58 | More by Zonian1
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mjohnson17

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-25-2013 14:10:44 | More by mjohnson17
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Holland

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

11-24-2013 05:14:14 | More by Holland
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pinnser

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-23-2013 21:43:26 | More by pinnser
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-22-2013 14:56:53 | More by XmnwildX12
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LoveStout

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-18-2013 00:21:11 | More by LoveStout
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nkeckhar

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-17-2013 02:53:18 | More by nkeckhar
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

11-16-2013 00:30:41 | More by SourAddict
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2013 22:59:49 | More by StonedTrippin
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birchstick

Colorado

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 04:40:10 | More by birchstick
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mc4z

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-10-2013 01:25:47 | More by mc4z
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-07-2013 04:09:31 | More by bsuedekum
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-06-2013 22:23:19 | More by outoffocus
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StevenLaValley

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-06-2013 08:18:14 | More by StevenLaValley
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rbrefbeerman

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-06-2013 04:41:29 | More by rbrefbeerman
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11%

11-03-2013 20:45:45 | More by DrewLikesBeer
Origins from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
95 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.