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Origins - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

271 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 6.78%
Wants: 99
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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Photo of popery
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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
Photo of sweemzander
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375mL bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks for sharing Matt!

(A)- Pours a dark burnt sienna color. Some good white froth and lacing.

(S)- A nice oaky acidic vinegared profile with subtle dryness and leathery fruits.

(T)- A very nice combination of dry stony leathery fruits meets a lovely balance of oaky acidity.

(M)- A great carbonation level meets a lovely balance of dry fruits and oaky acidity. The dry finish is quite pleasant.

(O)- Very impressed with this one. An expertly blended and balanced sour that could honestly go up with some of the classics in the flanders style and have nothing to be shy about.

sweemzander, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of DmanGTR
4.75/5  rDev +11%

DmanGTR, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle batch 2 $11.99. Burgundy color with a decent head at first. Looks just fine. Aroma is pretty nice, oak, wood, vinegar (in a good way of course). The flavor is not as good as the aroma, slightly sour, touch of barrel, slightest hint of a milkiness. Overall this is a fine enough beer but at this price point I expect a lot more. When I pay $11-$14 for a Russian River beer I am wowed just about every time despite having had the beer before multiple times. This didn't move me and for $12 it really should. The hardest part for me us that WWBV and WWBI did wow me and they cost less money.

ArrogantB, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

eawolff99, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

outoffocus, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of Holland
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Holland, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

kscaldef, May 20, 2013
Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -6.5%

BMart, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of AlexFields
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

AlexFields, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Dicers, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of homebrew311
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at the Crooked Stave tap room. Appearance is a dark burgundy (imagine that!) with razor thin head and spotty lacing. Nose features deliciously tart notes of balsamic vinegar and oak with light waves of cherry and vanilla. Taste is very tart on the tip of the tongue and is followed by delicate fruity notes, rounded out by vanilla and oak. Mouthfeel is moderate with somewhat low carbonation. Overall, another delightful sour from Crooked Stave.

homebrew311, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of LoveStout
4/5  rDev -6.5%

LoveStout, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of birchstick
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!

birchstick, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of jbaker67
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

jbaker67, May 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

threedaggers, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of smithj4
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

smithj4, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of muskiesman
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%

muskiesman, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of ncaudle
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

ncaudle, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

IrishColonial, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of akang
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

akang, May 30, 2014
Photo of Todd
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Todd, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of BMMillsy
3.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Mr. B’s on my trip to Denver. Brew No. 3 of my night of BA Sours for the last day of my 20’s. Pours dark brown with barely any light showing through and an of white head that fizzes off rather quickly. Aroma has the requisite oak and sour vinegar, dark fruits, and some brown sugar notes on this one. Flavor is lightly sour with some candi sugar sweetness, vinegar, acidity, dark fruits, some black cherry. Dry tart finish, medium body, with medium low carbonation. This is nice, but takes a back seat to the Rufus Corvus and Red Poppy I had just before it.

BMMillsy, Jul 26, 2014
Origins from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
95 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.