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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

157 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 157
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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3/5  rDev -29.9%

zestar, Oct 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

leschkie, Jul 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

DonFrap, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of cpetrone84
3.38/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pour is dark hazy brown with virtually no head. Nose is quite nutty, light roast, tart cherry, and a hint of butterscotch (doesn't seem like diacetyl). Taste also has a fair bit of nuttiness, much more cherry but less tart and sour than the nose would have lead you to believe. Body is light, fairly dry, gentle carbonation. A touch of barrel comes in towards the finish with a subtle sourness. Whiskey doesn't really make much of a presence.

cpetrone84, Feb 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Anonymous1, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

kscaldef, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

thegerm87, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

joel66, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

kbuzz, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

mdillon86, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

ridglens, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

AleWatcher, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Warlocks-Passage, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

HopsintheSack, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Port_Seat, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

bauermj, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Sean9689, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on May 20, 2013.

A - Dark brown in colour and only very slightly translucent around the edges; otherwise opaque. Thin layer of cream coloured head.

S - Sour vinegar-like aroma with some cherry coming through along with a bready sweetness and a very light whiskey presence.

T - Sourness that is just slightly puckering, balsamic vinegar. Cherry, oak and light whiskey.

M - Medium body. Dry. Moderate carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Jan 01, 2014
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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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3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured into HF stemmed glass. Thanks Bill (forgetfu) for sending this.

A- Pours a dark brownish color with slight reddish gold hue to it and some translucency around the edges. A thin layer of off-white bubbly head forms that recedes fairly quickly leaving behind some very light spotty, layered lacing. Fairly carbonatad at first, but dies down.

S- Vinegar, raisins, port, grapes, some light breadiness. Decently aromatic with a nice complexity.

T- Vinegar, raisins, grapes, port, finishes with more vinegar, plums, sweet black cherries, currants, and decent sourness. Fairly complex, a nice sourness on the finish but just a little bit too much vinegar up front for my preference.

M- Medium bodied to maybe a little bit on the light side, fairly low carbonation but enough that it doesn't drink completely flat, finishes with a light sour vinegar presence.

O- This was a nice sour however it is far from my favorite sour that I've had. There was a nice complexity with a lot of flavors coming out however I felt like the vinegar presence was a little bit too dominant and hid the other flavors of the beer a little bit too much. Definitely worth trying but probably not something that I'll be seeking out right away again.

jaasen64, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

warnerry, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

acurtis, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Sammy, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

JamLand, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

GRG1313, Jul 07, 2013
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Crooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel Aged from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
95 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.