Crooked Stave Raspberry Dark Origins | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Crooked Stave Raspberry Dark OriginsCrooked Stave Raspberry Dark Origins
223 Ratings
Crooked Stave Raspberry Dark OriginsCrooked Stave Raspberry Dark Origins

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by dhbiker0889 on 10-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 18
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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.27/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at his tasting.

2013 vintage. Bottled 9/2013.

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is sour with malt, raspberry, acidic, wood, and slight whiskey aromas. Taste is much the same with sour raspberry, acidic, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a tasty mix of raspberry and whiskey barrel aged aspects all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is easily the best of the origins variations i have had so far. the raspberries and whiskey barrels do a lot for this. in the base beer, i never really loved the type of sour it was. all front of tongue flanders red type acid, and not as much other flavors as some other crooked stave beers, but those issues are resolved beautifully here. the raspberries give it a pinker look than it usually has, but the bubbles remain prominent despite barrel treatment. the nose of this is great, fresh raspberries meet oak and vanilla, along with lactic tartness in high degree. the flavor is berries first, sourness second, a nice one two punch. the fruit gives it some sweetness, and make it have a late summer vibe. the sourness is still there, but the acidity seems reduced, and i like it for that. well oaked finish with some warming booze and vanilla properties, but i am not getting whiskey specifically at all here. i would like to try the other fruit versions, but this beer already has a lot of cherry flavors to me, so the addition of real cherries may not add as much (i have not yet had that version). the raspberry seems the perfect companion for origins. well carbonated, medium bodied, and the alcohol shows just enough. really well done.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a wine glass.

The beer pours a very dark color with a reddish hue. There is a finger of thick tan/pinkish hue that has really good retention. The smell of this beer is slightly tart and full of raspberries with a nice chocolate undertone. As nice as the smell is, the taste is even better. Very tart with lots of raspberries. The roast/chocolate undertones are very smooth and compliment the fruit perfectly. Think a sour raspberry truffle. The raspberry flavor is very natural. The finish is acidic, quite tart, and dry.

I really enjoyed this beer. I'll definitely be having more in the future.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Thanks to rudzud,
Big fluffy fizzy head fades semi slowly tons of lacing, dark mahogany almost black like color.

Nose brings tons of raspberry, raspberry syrup and mild cocoa, powdered dark choc, nice tart sour rasp, hint of lactic acid but not really funk, little tannic seed.

Taste starts very sour, super sour, decent raspberry, more syrup, with tart funk and sour raspberry. Then mild cocoa dark choc, little flemmy sour, tangy, nice acidic bite. Finish is flemmy tangy sour, light raspberry syrup and syrupy sour masts.

Mouth is med to heavier bod, syrupy and very sour tangy acidic, decent carb, booze hidden well.

Overall pretty nice, super sour, nice rasp esp on the nose, tangy, nice little cocoa, a bit syrupy and flemmy.

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a CS snifter, a deep, dark brown-black color--almost looks like a stout, even when held up to the light. A full two fingers of tan head well up, then sink to a thick layer of bubbles that retains surprisingly well, right to the end, leaving random lacing on the glass. Big lacto tartness in the nose, vinous, sour raspberry and cherry, damp wood. The sourness of this almost blew me away...and I mean that in a good way. This is arguably the most sour CS brew I've had. Tart with raspberries, and lots of them, dry grassiness, toasted oak; there's a distant dark malt presence, but the sour raspberry pretty much conquers all here, finishing with a mild sweetness. The whiskey is really hard to pick up at all amid the tartness, but as the beer warmed, I actually began to sense a very subtle vanilla presence in the finish. But no candiness to this beer, rather, it's really good, really sour, really real raspberry, fresh from the bush. Medium body, moderate carbonation, puckering tart and crisply dry mouthfeel. Overall: wow!

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4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.91/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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