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Origins - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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269 Ratings

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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 6.78%
Wants: 98
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%

drewone, Sep 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

duceswild, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.11/5  rDev -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.

Huhzubendah, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Gonzoillini, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Mebuzzard, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

ShanePB, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%

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.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

iL0VEbeer, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev -6.5%

tobelerone, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of TurdFurgison
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

TurdFurgison, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%

on-tap @ falling rock

Nice burgundy body - light beige film. Strong aromas of tart cherry, oak, and vinegar. Leather, wood, cherry, brown sugar, vinous red wine notes from the burgundy barrels. Another really impressive crooked stave beer - batting 1.000 at the moment for me.

dirtylou, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.76/5  rDev -12.1%

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.

Alieniloquium, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

drummermattie02, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

chippo33, Jan 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Cynic-ale, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

KAF, Jul 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

claspada, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

bsuedekum, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Haybeerman, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Axnjxn, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Duff27, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Gobzilla
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Gobzilla, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Lare453
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Lare453, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of popery
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.

popery, Jan 16, 2014
Origins from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
95 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.