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Crooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel Aged - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
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158 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 72
Gots: 30 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dbc5 on 06-21-2013)
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4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

jbaker67, Yesterday at 05:45 PM
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4.42/5  rDev +3.3%

Deltoro, Aug 31, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -5.6%

Petcha, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Kevin_Young, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

ThatsThatDude, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of ArrogantB
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The last bottle of 2013 cellar reserve beers I was lucky enough to get my hands in thanks to the person I trustee for. I've been pretty hard on this series, most were mediocre but this one tastes better right off the bat. Appearance is dark red, almost brown, short head. Aroma is sweet, not any whiskey barrel that I detect but a nice aroma almost like a 25 year old balsamic. Flavor is sweet, sour, woody, nice. This is probably the best beer from the 2013 cellar reserve series.

ArrogantB, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

WCW, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Port_Seat, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

thebigredone, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jbriggs7, Jul 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

JeffZeltwanger, Jul 08, 2014
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ShanePB, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

SocalKicks, Jun 10, 2014
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akang, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

RKing44, Jun 09, 2014
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McNazz, Jun 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

sirsteve42, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

JamLand, May 24, 2014
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Smarty_Pints, May 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

ahermsen, Apr 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

funkyaudio, Apr 16, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish brown body. A few bubbles, but not much of a head. Thin collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Some deep dark cherry acidity. A little bit of vinegar. Lots of vanilla. Oak.

Taste - Some dark fruit sourness. Caramel. Vinegar sourness. Oak. Vanilla and bourbon are stronger in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Medium body. Medium sourness.

Overall - I love the bourbon barrel in this. Really adds a nice dimension.

Alieniloquium, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

fiver29, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

jschonert, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

tectactoe, Mar 24, 2014
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Crooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel Aged from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
95 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.