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Crooked Stave Persica Blend #2 | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
125 Ratings
Crooked Stave Persica Blend #2Crooked Stave Persica Blend #2
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CheapBeerBuzz on 11-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
125
pDev:
13.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
23
Trade:
5
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aasher
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Based upon some reviews it seems time has done this beer some favors. Pours with abundant fizzy head that disappears quickly leaving a murky brew with a peach juice appeearance. Peach tones with brown / fleshy highlights. not a pretty beer. Aromas of soft, macerated peach, yogurt, oak, vanilla, almond jump out of the glass. Some lemony barn funk, the CS house culture, lingers in the background. Lacking perhaps a bit in depth of aroma, but it's a peachy blast. Flavor builds on this adding some grain notes in the middle, impression of sweetness. Mouthfeel is soft, medium, adicity is modest.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ugly clouy sour look. Tons if peaches in the nose, even two years later. Peaches do not stick aroun for the taste as it just have a Brett sour with bite. Finish is slightly harsh. If the taste of 1 could be combined with the nose of 2, they would be perfect.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle. 2013 Cellar Reserve. Served in a stemmed glass, side by side with 2013 Persica Blend #1.

Pours a hazy, darker yellow-orange body. A bit darker than the Blend #1, actually. Two finger white head that dies down quickly, not much retention or lacing. Looks like peach juice. Smells richer in intensity, with less lemon and more stone fruit than Blend #1, but still a similar type combination. Increased tartness, a bit more must. Oak. Flavour is certainly more complex; with a nice blend of moderate stone fruit, a bit less lemon zest, mildly sweeter grain, plenty of must and hay, oak, and more acidity that produces a slight tingling in the back of my jaws. I must say that the flavour profile here is great; there is plenty of stone fruit but there is a good bit of complexity to it. The Crooked Stave house profile is very much present here. Very tasty beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lower in carbonation (though sufficiently carbonated), nice acidic tartness with a good bit of peach pith on the backend. Overall, I definitely preferred this to Blend #1. There is more stonefruit, acidity, a bit more funk and less lemon zest flavour in this one. I enjoyed this one a bit more.

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Photo of DaveHack
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Agentveba
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenstraw; with a quick-fading, modest head that leaves some spotty lacing behind

Smell: Bready and yeasty, with a delicate peach aspect

Taste: Toasted wheat bread sets the tone at the front, with the tart fruit flavor developing; more peach flavors come through, in the middle, though I sense a hint of butter, too; more tartness and some funk through the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Clearly the superior beer to Blend #1, it is a very good but not great beer; Crooked Stave has brewed others much better than this

Thanks, JMBSH, for the opportunity

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Photo of _morandi_
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of threedaggers
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Crooked Stave Persica Blend #2 from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 125 ratings
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