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Origins - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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381 Ratings
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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 6.54%
Wants: 103
Gots: 117 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 01-25-2013

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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Small bottle capped and waxed

Thanks to Mitch from Colo. for sending this one along.

Allowed to wrm up for about 30 mins and poured into a tulip.

Pours a rich shade of darker brown, dark tan head on the looser side, stays around for a short spell. Leaves some slippery thicker webs of lacing.

Lactic sourness on the nose, with some cherry and red wine flourishes.

Moderate pucker, funk, more cherry, and light smoky red wine notes.

Nice sour/wild. Complex sipper.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is hazy and light brown with a small head. The aroma brings oak, sour tones, barrels. Smells nice tastes nice. Like a Flanders oud bruin. The amber base is a nice change of pace. A bit of cherry with moderate sourness and pleasant barrel character. Acetic finish with some lip smacking goodness. Crooked Stave is churning out some tasty stuff these days. Recommended.

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

A blend of sorts of their burgundy aged beers.

Pours a rich chestnut with 1 finger off tan head. Kind of bright

Aroma is all over the place. Rosy, caramel, nut, fig, cranberry, some red grapes...spice

Flavor goes from a sharp quick acidic fruitiness in the front to a warm, caramel popcorn sweetness in the back. In between are fruit, florals, and spices. Listed as one of their sour beers, it is more so than, say, the Saison, but not a mouth puckerer. Very nice

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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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.

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4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a wax topped bottle ( 2013 Batch #2) into a snifter, the beer is a dark, slightly hazed, blood red coloring, with a halo of off-white head. Dark and opaque. Nose of subtle sour funk, tart grape must, berry sweetness, stone fruit, tannins, and earthy notes. Flavors are cherry and grape forward, tart and sour, with a heavily roasted and sugary backbone, woody undertones, and a solid, dry, red wine character. Dry, slick bodied, with a tart grape and berry aftertaste. Dry throughout, straight through to the finish, with a lingering tart feel. Damn near perfect beer!

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

Bottle opened on 7.8.13

A - Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head with good retention.

S - Tart, lots of oak, dark fruit, leather.

T - Tart dark fruits, earthy, leather, oak.

D - Good carbonation, silky medium body.

O - A touch of tartness over some earthy dark fruits and leather.

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4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nov 2014 batch 4, opened Dec 2014

A - Deep pomegranate body. Head settles into a fine white halo with nice retention and low lace.

S - Tingly sour nose. Grape skins, plums, Brazil nuts, and bright acidic sour lemons.

T - Much softer than the nose. Sour lemon, hazel nut, brown bread, and really nice earthy red beet note. Dry finish.

M - Smooth and medium-full for the style.

O - A nice variant on the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Origins from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
95 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.