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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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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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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.

Sammy, Mar 01, 2013
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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.

Phyl21ca, May 17, 2014
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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.

jmarsh123, Mar 28, 2013
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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.

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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.

cfrances33, Jun 08, 2013
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Crooked Stave Surette Reserva (Chardonnay Barrel) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.