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Crooked Stave Surette Reserva (Chardonnay Barrel) - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Crooked Stave Surette Reserva (Chardonnay Barrel)
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BA SCORE
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world-class

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 112
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 03-01-2013)
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Reviews by blackie:
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blackie

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

Draft serving at the old taproom into a snifter, reviewed from notes. Hazy, yellow to orange in color with a light, fading head. Tart green fruits - grape, citrus, apple - make for an acidic character with a lightly flavored malt backbone. Dry with touches of oak. Moderate carbonation with a crisp, lighter mouthfeel. Hay, bread, lemon. Quite simple and refreshingly tart.

12-13-2013 04:17:50 | More by blackie
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-24-2013 16:52:51 | More by doremite
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-25-2013 01:18:53 | More by SPRichard
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

03-24-2013 19:46:23 | More by acurtis
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Tuckersmth

California

4.75/5  rDev +8%

09-06-2013 21:28:04 | More by Tuckersmth
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev -4.8%

Incredible smooth and drinkable. Unique pleasurable aroma, yes white wine, saison, spice.Tart fruit and well controlled. A world of lace, white head on peachy golden body. A little spice heat burn on finish.
Thanks Jason Bach for this expensive little diamond.

03-01-2013 03:35:09 | More by Sammy
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.1%

03-19-2013 01:45:28 | More by Gonzoillini
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-07-2013 01:18:54 | More by GRG1313
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buffs9

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-17-2013 03:56:46 | More by buffs9
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.76/5  rDev -37.3%

Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy golden color ale with a small white foamy head with limited retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of tart notes with light vinous notes also noticeable. Taste is a bit of a mess with limited cohesion and no sense of direction. Tart notes are easily distinguishable with Chardonnay notes not nearly as noticeable. Body is light with very low carbonation. I either got a bad bottle and just don’t enjoy this beer.

05-17-2014 02:49:04 | More by Phyl21ca
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.63/5  rDev +5.2%

Pours somewhat hazy yellow with a big white foam cap that stuck around. Excellent sticky lacing down the glass.

Nice aromas as well. Dry white wine, grape must, a little black pepper and tart apple.

Drinks very close to a chardonnay as well. Excellent dry wine notes along with the grape must. Saison characters are restrained and the wine barrel shines through. Finishes oaky and incredibly dry with a nice tart sourness.

Light bodied with good carbonation. Leaves a trying spicy tingly feeling on the tongue.

Outstanding beer! I've never had Persica, but of all the CS stuff I've had, this is hands down the best. I hope this one gets made again.

03-28-2013 19:04:08 | More by jmarsh123
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8%

11-01-2013 14:16:30 | More by ShanePB
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -9.1%

07-12-2013 22:24:52 | More by claspada
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-17-2013 01:59:26 | More by MinorThreat
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-15-2013 01:18:22 | More by ucsbmullet
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

04-03-2013 17:53:45 | More by Thorpe429
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-10-2014 22:07:45 | More by threedaggers
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box_social

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-25-2013 05:27:35 | More by box_social
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8%

04-16-2014 03:20:43 | More by funkyaudio
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Greenplastic615

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-10-2013 14:05:35 | More by Greenplastic615
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dctriman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-24-2013 19:51:47 | More by dctriman
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +8%

08-05-2013 16:44:09 | More by Beerandboards
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Kuemmelbrau

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-15-2013 05:36:57 | More by Kuemmelbrau
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +1.8%

Bottle thanks to mjmadsen21 poured into a Hill Farmstead wine stem.

Pour: Pours a mostly still clear orange. A minimal, bubbly white head recedes immediately and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Interesting. Bright with white grapes and oak, and a distinct butter. Almost like buttered toast, which is perplexing. Some bright lemon tartness.

Taste: Similar to the nose with a heavy chardonnay presence, and some toasted oak. Not roasty, but buttery and clean. Bright lemon and a nice funk. Finishes with a lingering chardonnay and buttery oak.

Mouthfeel: Really refreshing, with low carbonation. This drinks more like a wine than any other beer I've ever had. Finish lingers with the lemon and chardonnay for quite a while.

Overall: A particularly unique wild from Crooked Stave. The barrel presence here is heavy, I think for better.

06-08-2013 03:07:02 | More by cfrances33
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-23-2013 22:40:53 | More by DaveHack
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Crooked Stave Surette Reserva (Chardonnay Barrel) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.