Crooked Stave Waelzblood (Cheers! 2012)
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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American Wild Ale
4.43 | pDev: 8.13%
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Aged in NBB Love barrels with CO Peaches and Hibiscus. This beer is made as a one of a kind beer for the 2012 Cellar Reserve Members who joined again in 2013 as loyal members. To you we raise our glass and say, Cheers!
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4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Special thanks to DaveHack for sharing this one with me. The beer poured out as a hazy peach orange color with a thin white head. The smell of the beer is pretty sour smelling, some fruity notes in there as well. The taste has some definite fruity citrus in there with a pungent sourness in throughout. The feel is pretty tart with a dry light body. Overall it's a pretty damn good beer.

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4.55/5  rDev +2.7%

Reviewed from notes. Shared by Richard - thanks. 2013 Cellar Reserve. Dated May 15, 2013.

A: Pours a hazy light orange with a 1/4-inch thick fizzy white head which fades to the rim quickly and leaves spots of lace.

N: Pungent fruity peaches and sourness.

T: Sour oranges and peaches. Glands and throat begin to clench.

M: Light body and light carbonation. The finish is sour fuzzy peaches.

O: Oh, this is nearly out of this world. An amazing experience. Waelz bro.

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4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

incredible stuff, thought i had missed it all until some showed up at big beers. a far superior beer to either persica blends, the use of peaches is downright divine. not sure the obsession with hibiscus, we have seen it in four or five crooked stave beers now, and not always effectively, but it works wonders here. burnt orange color beer has a short lived but very lively white head and some haze. nose is sour funk all the way, heavy on the lactic end, with the flowers and peaches being much more subtle. i get lemons and mowed grass too, very fresh, very alive. the flavor is all sour on the front end, incredibly so, it prickles the tongue and puckers the lips, but soon the sweet peaches show up to make the mouth water in a whole new way. herbal floral elements soften the blow further, and the beer rounds out like a drinkable fruit beer. age has undoubtedly soured this further, but it has not hurt carbonation. this thing just sings on the tongue, and the finish is long and makes me want an endless supply of this. while i know thats not possible, i am extremely grateful to them for bringing this up to the festival. one of the best beers of the whole shebang.

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Crooked Stave Waelzblood (Cheers! 2012) from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 69 ratings