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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: 4.41
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 111
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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HuskyinPDX

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4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle opened on 6.25.13

A - Pours a clody, medium orange with a red tint and a fizz light tan head that fades very fast.

S - Strong chardonnay, acid wood barrel, some apple/pear fruit.

T - Lots of chardonnay wine barrel, but also lots of layers of peach, apple, pear, wow! Great, but seems to get weaker as I drink it done.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body, tart.

O -Layers hiding under the wine barrel, fruits come out early with a touch of tartness, but fade later on.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 04:12:55 | More by HuskyinPDX
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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brydeen

Minnesota

4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed as part of Blind BIF round 8

A: Pours a very light orangish color. Light carbonation yielding little to no head.

S: Vinous, white wine, slight funk. An in identifiable sweetness present. Some sort of citrus fruit, but not sure what.

T: Lightly tart and acidic, but with a buttery sweetness. Chardonnay barrels perhaps? Quite tasty. Not quite sure if its one I've had before or not, but it's certainly Crooked Stave.

M: Light bodied and dryly crisp. Subtle carbonation.

O: Really tasty, and way to easy to drink. Tart, funky, and lightly fruity. Perfect on a hot evening.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 14:49:53 | More by brydeen
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Colorado

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New Jersey

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California

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New York

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New Jersey

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Virginia

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Massachusetts

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New York

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New York

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Pennsylvania

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Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Colorado

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Illinois

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