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Surette Reserva Peach Whiskey Barrel Aged - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Surette Reserva Peach Whiskey Barrel AgedSurette Reserva Peach Whiskey Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

105 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.06%
Wants: 78
Gots: 26 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Clonies720 on 06-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Hazy, but bright orange with a nice, quarter-inch, stark white head. It flairs up quickly then falls within 20 seconds or so, leaving some wisps of foam on the surface.

SMELL: I can smell this the second I pop the top, plenty of peach and tart apple lead the way and I haven’t even poured this yet. A little wet blanket thing is going on once it’s in the glass, but no vanilla or oak…just a little boozy.

TASTE: Again, the peach is impressively strong, but now there is a little vanilla from the whiskey barrels, actually a lot. This tastes like I imagine a slightly tart, peach creamsicle would. That said, it’s a little bready too.

MOUTHFEEL: This feels creamy and silky. The body is light to medium with just a touch of sparkle to it. Very juicy, but dryer than expected.

OVERALL: There is a ton of barrel on this beer and I like that. It still tastes like a Saison, but a very modified one. The peach and vanilla, however, are wonderful with it.

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3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.15/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

375ml bottle thanks to the person I trusteed for. Orange color, hazed, no head. Aroma was sour vinegar like aromas, no whiskey. Flavor was this odd clash if surette and then a whiskey flavor that was just weird. I can't believe how many beers Crooked Stave puts out that are sort of ho-him and yet locals act like they're the new Russian River. I would have been pretty bummed if I shelled out the $300 for their club because this is no better than the regular Surette, it might be worse.

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

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3.44/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brief review - 5 out of 5 tasters agree this smells like canned tuna. Not a pleasant aroma.

Taste is improved from the smell - classic crooked stave flavors with a bit of booze (no tuna to be found).

On the whole, this is okay. Definitely not worth the price.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Surette Reserva Peach Whiskey Barrel Aged from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.