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

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Crooked Stave Surette Reserva (Chardonnay Barrel)
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 108
Gots: 8 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 03-01-2013)
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4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.85/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy white head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart with malt, grain, butter, and white wine aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Sammy
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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