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Origins - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

357 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 6.56%
Wants: 101
Gots: 110 | FT: 21
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of dirtylou
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of avalon07
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a deep, dark, mahogany brown color and a thick consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: An interesting aroma of light fruit, citrus, and yeast. A little unusual.

T: Tasted of citrus, malt, Belgian-style yeast, a sourness, and a vinous quality. The oak quality is present, but not overly so. Kind of resembles a Flanders Oud Bruin, but with a slightly lighter character. Lively and complex.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A different kind of beer in the best way. Easy to drink and well done.

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of claspada
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Haybeerman
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of AlexFields
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of LoveStout
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of sweemzander
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of outoffocus
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of st9647v3
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArrogantB
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

Photo of popery
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of akang
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Holland
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Origins from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
95 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.