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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

149 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 70
Gots: 34 | FT: 4
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-29-2013 13:56:56 | More by Sammy
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-29-2013 20:56:35 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-03-2013 15:10:02 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-29-2013 21:13:50 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-10-2013 00:52:29 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-03-2013 08:20:16 | More by Texasfan549
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-07-2013 01:14:34 | More by GRG1313
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-17-2013 07:15:32 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-17-2013 07:14:10 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-03-2013 23:09:58 | More by Rifugium
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

06-10-2014 13:39:24 | More by SocalKicks
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-20-2013 22:00:21 | More by oline73
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-07-2013 22:44:43 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-20-2013 02:34:51 | More by mendvicdog
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-05-2013 15:54:49 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-14-2013 02:48:43 | More by MarkyMOD
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barleywinefiend

Washington

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
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-18-2013 12:33:53 | More by InspectorBob
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-20-2013 06:04:00 | More by orangesol
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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-27-2013 16:01:44 | More by duceswild
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-04-2013 01:06:45 | More by drewone
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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California

3/5  rDev -30.1%

10-20-2013 05:18:41 | More by zestar
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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-01-2013 05:01:36 | More by Mebuzzard
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Crooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel Aged from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
95 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.