Crooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel Aged - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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4.21/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
this is special juice right here, its all the glory of normal origins, a world class burgundy sour with tons of cherry notes and lactic tartness, combined with leopold whiskey, some of the better stuff in Colorado. a little haze to the still looking deep ruby liquid, small tan head doesn't last. nose is less sour than the regular origins, the barrel has clearly mellowed this some. the acid is less too, but the richness is ramped right up. the cherries now take on a booze soaked property that seems fitting, and the oak from the barrel has put a little vanilla sweetness into a very tart beer, refining it beautifully. it tastes as sour as ever, but the acidity is cut, necessarily I think. the whiskey seems the right choice for this beer, which was already brimming with complexity, its now even more layered. crooked stave can really do no wrong by me, and when they do right, it looks something like this. a complete winner here, there should release this again in the future. more drinkable that regular origins too because of reduced acidity. I love everything about this beer, wish I could get my hands on some more.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2013 18:10:58 | More by StonedTrippin
4.11/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured a ruddy maroon color with a thin head that didn't hang on very long, but left a ring of off white head on the surface.
S: Plenty of bugs here. Tart cherries, some dark fruits, vinegar and Earthiness.
T: Initial acidic sting backed with a combo of red cherries. A dark fruit component in the background with a nice Earthiness frm the barrel. A very trace amount of bourbon on this shines a bit towards the end. The finish is tart, dry...
M: Medium bodied, a tad low in carbonation, but very tart/sour with a lot of texture and tartness
O: Well done. The barrel was not overpowering and complimented the beer very well.
Serving type: bottle
11-06-2013 17:56:27 | More by barleywinefiend
Crooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel Aged from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
95 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.