Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Grand Cru - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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4.26/5 rDev +1.4%
Bottle had at The Festival in Portland.
Pours a dark murky brownish black color, nice creamy head with bit of lacing.
Nose tons of sour and light lacto funk, pedio too I think, a horseradish aroma, nice toasty buttery oak, light acetic, light sour cherry, light phenolic booze.
Creamy lacto funk sour but not super, tons more buttery oak and barrel notes, dark caramel malts soured, hint of choc covered tart cherries, light acidic bite and acetic acid, some warming phenolic booze again.
Mouth is med to fuller bod, light flemmy and sticky, decent carb.
08-12-2013 16:07:04 | More by jlindros
4.03/5 rDev -4%
375 ml bottle poured into Barley Creek wine style glass.
A: Brown to black pour with a fluffy cream colored head. Nice lacing on the way down the glass. Looks great.
S: Tart cherries, some wood, clear acidity. Perhaps a bit of roast from the dark malts in the background, but this one is all about tart acidity on the nose.
T: Sour cherries is the first thing that hit my palate. Moderate sourness. A bit of oak and some whiskey flavors. At the very end, I'm getting some subtle chocolate covered cherry like flavors on the palate.
M: Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation. For me, this doesn't drink like a 9.6% beer; not getting much in the way of alcohol heat.
O: A really enjoyable beer, although I did prefer the other 2013 Crooked Stave Cellar Reserve that I've had, Origins Grand Cru, which I thought was phenomenal. I really enjoyed this beer.
08-02-2013 01:41:32 | More by dbc5
4.39/5 rDev +4.5%
Thanks to poonamibaxter for sending this to me and asking for nothing in return! A true BA.
Pours a dark brown almost black color with a khaki head that lingers. Smell has that typical Crooked Stave characteristic of oak. Sour cherry. Vanilla, bourbon, and oak is dominant. Huge vanilla. Taste is lactic sour immediately, then followed by the delicious huge oakiness that I detected in the nose. Finishes with cherries and some mocha/chocolate. The finish leaves me a bit disappointed but I'm just looking for something wrong with the beer at this point. Where is the alcohol? It drinks nothing like a beer at 9.66%. More like 6%. The sours coming out of this brewery never disappoint.
07-25-2013 02:48:19 | More by mroberts1204
4.36/5 rDev +3.8%
Thanks to ablackshear for another awesome extra!
375ml bottle pressure cap and waxed.
poured into Crooked Stave tulip.
Appearance: Opaque dark brown to a medium black bodied beer. 2 fingers of medium to dark khaki colored head that drops down to a thin cap that stays around forever. Lacing coats the glass and its a little better than spotty lace.
Smell: Tart cherry and an acetic note. Wet oak. A hint of slightly boozey and sweet bourbon.
Taste: Starts off with tart cherries that are on the low end of moderately sour. A healthy dose of wet oak and some sweet bourbon to taste. A hint of smokey malts and tootsie rolls. The beer is vinous, acetic, and tannic. Wine like note dominates the finish with more tart cherries a very faint hint of spicy rye. That is seriously complex beer here!
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation levels. The carbonation is spot on. This is a big sour and its even hardly boozey. The beer feels oily and is fairly smooth. It also has a slightly dry finish.
Overall: This is the second 2013 Crooked Stave Cellar Reserve beer that I have had the privilage to drink. The other was Origins Grand Cru. And Wow... Both are truly stellar sour beers. This beer is listed as a baltic porter, but the beer doesnt have much of anything to do with a baltic porter in my opinion...its a sour beer all the way. I also noticed that both origins grand cru and nightmare on brett grand cru have very similiar flavor profiles despite the very different base beers. Crooked Stave really knows how to brew some complex and deverse sour beers! Crooked Stave does a great job of "thinking outside of the box" when it comes to the craft beers they brew and barrel age.
07-10-2013 07:16:27 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Grand Cru from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.