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Origins - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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229 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 6.54%
Wants: 97
Gots: 59 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 01-25-2013)
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-07-2014 18:11:47 | More by StaveHooks
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-07-2014 16:42:47 | More by AdamP
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%

03-07-2014 03:07:12 | More by mportnoy
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-03-2014 06:48:33 | More by facesnorth
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-01-2014 21:26:46 | More by MNBeerGeek
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-27-2014 00:43:54 | More by TenHornsProud
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-26-2014 16:06:27 | More by dfhhead25
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-24-2014 17:31:31 | More by BMart
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-23-2014 22:23:32 | More by roostor07
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FLBrew

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-20-2014 20:24:03 | More by FLBrew
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-17-2014 05:54:08 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-17-2014 05:52:37 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Gobzilla

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-16-2014 17:16:53 | More by Gobzilla
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-12-2014 00:53:23 | More by baybum
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Quackus

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-09-2014 17:07:00 | More by Quackus
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rawfish

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Extra gifted by MinorThreat. Pours mahogany into a Odell globe glass, a small off white head forms with barely any retention and flecks of lacing left on the glass.

Cherries with a lemon and sharp green apple bite to it. Oak is very prevalent as is a dark toffee malt sweetness. Acidity is very high.

Lots of fruit tartness, white grapes, cherries, and more green apple and lemon. Sweetness brings in some dark fruit and oaky character. Finishes with some chalky funk, tartness and a pleasant drying feel.

Active carbonation helps to kick up the sour and medium body. The tartness and acidity makes the palate feel dry and crisp when cold but that feature is lost as the beer warms.

Medium to high acidity, a refreshing crisp sour much like a Flanders. Tartness and fruit acidic notes are featured with adequate wood without any funk. Not overly complex but a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 03:18:44 | More by rawfish
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-08-2014 18:46:04 | More by mikeincharleston
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-28-2014 15:17:56 | More by lunarbrew
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch #2

Nice dark amber appearance brew with nice, soapy, one-finger straw colored head. No lacing. Moderate legs.

Very nice even, smooth, tart, robust, grassy, oakey, mild boozy green apple-lemon.

Very smooth for being so damn tart. Lots of heavy oak, lemon, blackberry, funky. Nice medium viscosity, strong body with lots to help uphold the base. Thin prickly carbonation pushes though fast acting tart, cranberry, dry, earthy flavors. Sweetness is low, but so is dryness. Kinda unusual.

Lip lickin' good. IMO, Batch #2 is superior to Batch #1. This is a very strong beer that provides a great base for what's to come in the future. Highly recommended, but not sessionable at all. 6oz. is a chore, but a good one.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 04:42:43 | More by chugalug06
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-24-2014 21:03:06 | More by OnryAndMean
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 06:57:19 | More by Stevedore
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-22-2014 15:06:59 | More by lonewolfcry
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 17:51:59 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-17-2014 05:07:16 | More by Dirtinabottle
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Janis_Hoplin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-16-2014 05:56:20 | More by Janis_Hoplin
Origins from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
95 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.