WWB Batch 100
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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American Wild Ale
4.29 | pDev: 6.29%
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: 100% brett beer brewed with Centennial and kumquats and dry-hopped with Centennial hops.
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 237 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of rodbeermunch
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer from March Madness 2015. Took me a second to find this one in the database. Might have been one of the first Crooked Stave beers I had.

Pours a yellow/light orange color, 1/2" white head. Good retention per style. Aroma hits all the citrus notes, from the hops and kumquats I presume. Cool mix of grapefruit and juicier. Didn't pull brett out of the nose.

Taste had a little brett, the mouth feel had the presence where it kind of adheres to the teeth, while being juicy and tart at the same time. There isn't much to the Centennial hops in the taste department, just a grapefruit/mild pine bitterness to it. Body doesn't skimp on the malt, its not huge, but there is some counterbalance there. Even with the kumquat flavors, the beer still has a dry finish complimented by what seems more like french oak than anything. While it isn't sour in rye kumquat levels of awesome, it is still pretty good. Can't remember if Matt or James brought this, but I liked it.

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Photo of svenness
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Gold, hazy, very little head/visible carbonation
S/T: Tangerine, lemon, nectarine/peach, musty "barnyard" funk, a little floral lactic tartness
F: Medium-bodied, low palate carbonation, some lingering acidity
O: Delicious

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Photo of frasergrove
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a medium golden, very clear, light fizzy white head. Aroma showcases earthy notes, some light lactic acidity, sweet blueberry...very nice. A medium+ twang of acidity and funk, gradually increases until the end of the sip. Interesting sourness, some astringent character around the edges. Quite a delicious aroma and a good taste, very nice overall.

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4


Pours hazy straw colored with a quickly dissipating head of white. A placid surface for the duration with zero lacing.

Aromatics lead off with tart fruit and wine-like overtones. Grapeskins, stonefruit, and a hint of grapefruit.

Light bodied with mild carbonation.

Sour fruit starts the palate with a tannic dryness quickly following. Mild fruity aspirin follows through.

Finishes with lingering soured fruit.

Tasty beer. The hops are gone and it's gone beyond a "Brett" beer. Plenty sour with complex fruit and wine-like character. The low carbonation is disappointing though.

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Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine glass.

Aroma: Acid and funk. Brett comes through very well and noticeable. Brett aroma is leather and wood. The aroma shouts that this is tart and dry. My mouth is watering.

Appearance: Golden with a slight haze. Head is composed of very fine bubbles - spritzy, which immediately fades to nothing. Beer appears flat within seconds.

Flavor: an initial burst of sour, which tapers nicely to the funk. No off flavors. Dry. The beer leaves a lingering tartness, causing a very slight ongoing puckering sensation. This beer is dry-hopped with Centennial hops, but no hop flavor or aroma exists. The kumquats contribute a very subtle citrus-oil flavor and spiciness.

Mouthfeel: heavier than anticipated; especially so being a sour beer.

Overall: another excellent beer for Crooked Stave. The only room for improvement on this beer is the mouthfeel being lightened. Crooked Stave's sours are consistently on par with some of the best sour breweries' around.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

375ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange with a short lived off-white head that quickly faded to nothingness.
S: Super juicy and perfumey notes of sweet kumquats, citrus juice, and perfume. Fruity and slightly musty brett poke through as well. Very fragrant and delicious smelling.
T: Follows the nose with juicy flavors of kumquats and citrus and floral hops. The finish has notes of lime alongside creamy and earthy brett. The finish is full of lingering fruit juice and greasy oak, and the aftertaste has hints of lemon-lime and a slight mineral quality. Sweetness lingers long after the swallow. There's a light tartness that's more of a tanginess really.
M: Medium body, greasy and slick mouthfeel, subtle dryness, creamy carbonation.
O: Best CS beer I've had yet, one of the best hoppy sours I've had. I could drink this all day.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color. Fairly clear in appearance. Tart, citrus, wheat, lemon. Big brett notes in the aroma. It's good, nothing really stands out, but it's refreshing, crisp and dry.

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Photo of Resuin
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375 mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a peachy orange and looks flat upon the pour, but after the pour a quarter finger or so of white head fizzles up and then away. Looks still. (3.75)

Smell: Peach, kumquats, citrus, floral hops, some mild herbs. Nice fruity aroma. (4.5)

Taste: Fairly similar to the smell, but fairly tart in the finish. Peach, kumquats, citrus, brett, light floral hops. (4.25)

Mouth-feel: Light body with high acidity and low carbonation. Tart finish. (3.5)

Overall: This is a nice fruity sour. Real nice fruit tones in the smell and taste, with a good amount of sour. Acidity seems quite high, so not exactly super "drinkable". (4)

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Photo of ATeamMusic
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours near the exact peach color of the wax..

Overall this beer is one of the best Crooked Stave brews..

This beer has the typical crooked sour funk, skunk, brett, taste however this beer is much more toned down then..

Beer tasted like light sour saison.. Tons of fruits mangos,peach, nectarines, lemon, citrus..

This beer goes down very smooth with a perfected balance of sour..

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Photo of mschantz
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Samples at CS taproom. Pours a brilliant lemon yellow with a wisp of head. Bit of tart citrus on the nose but very understated. Taste is lemon and tart peach. Very well balanced and taste. Clean astringent finish. Love this beer.

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Photo of jbwimer
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the funk on these CS beers. Hops are still present, and maintains firm fruit influence that compliments the sourness quite well. Has a sweet tart flavor going on that's pretty cool.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy light orange body with a small white head. Settles to nothing.

Smell - Lots of citrus. Lemon. Tropical fruits. Musty brett. Has a little bit of a wine barrel aroma.

Taste - Citrus and a lot of tartness. Kumquat comes out much stronger here. Woody and bretty.

Mouthfeel - Light and pleasantly sour. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Not quite the beer that Batch 60 was, but it's got a nice fruit and tart flavor.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%

Bottle in trade. Thanks! Pours slightly hazy golden color with lots of bubbles and a small quickly receding white head. Aroma of beautiful apricot (I assume this is the kumquats, but I’ve never had a kumquat and smells similar), brett, hay, and honestly seemingly some souring acidic notes here. No mention of any lacto added, though. Flavor is nice apricot/kumquat flavor with sour acidic notes and some nice brett funk. Light bodied and spritzy carbonation. Nice stuff.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of slightly sour with grain, kumquat, funk, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, kumquat, Brett, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice balance of Brett and fruit characteristics that are slightly better in the smell.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Probably one of the best Crooked Stave beers I've had, and I like most of them.

Pours a peach yellow orange with a light fast fading white head.

Nose is all citrus fruit with layers of stone fruits, peaches, apricots, nectarines. There is an undertone of mango and lots of tropical fruit. The nose is a cornucopia of fruit and great.

Flavors follow the nose in all respects and all of those fruit tones are part of a wonderfully balanced sour/tart wild ale.

This is one of the better beers I've had and certainly a standard by which other CS beers may be judged in the future.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the best thing crooked stave has done in some time. Bright citrus from the kumquat meets intense hippiness from the centennial in a wild ale with the perfect blend of funk and tartness. Hazy pale orange straw colored with a fading half inch of last white foam. The nose and taste are bitter, like biting into the outside if an orange, and really zesty and bright from the fruit. The yeast Is lemony and light, real dry beer, barnyard funk and pucker. The hops are way more intense in the aroma than the flavor, playing off the citrus there, but being lost to it in the taste. Not a lot of kumquat beer out there, so this is unique and awesome, great fruit to feature. One of a kind, elite level stuff no doubt. I want more!

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Photo of spoony
3.74/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a 375 ml bottle (Batch 100...duh) into a teku glass.

A-The beer pours without any head; just a few bubbles around the collar. There is no visible carbonation, either. It is lightly hazed and honey-golden in color. Average looking.

S-The aroma is pretty tart, verging on outright sour. The brett is mild and fruity, rather than funky with orange juice and tropical fruit flavors that I can only guess are from the kumquats. Pretty tame aroma for a dry-hopped beer from CS.

T-The taste is also pretty tame, but the acidity that forms the backbone of this beer provides a nice light touch of lemon to go with the aforementioned orange juice flavor. I also taste passion fruit and a bit of floral hoppiness. Sourness is pretty high here.

M-The beer is very low on carbonation and somewhat watery.

O-This is not my favorite CS beer. The look and mouthfeel are below the usual CS standard and even the smell and taste are not outstanding. Well, the taste is pretty good, but the mouthfeel hurts the overall impression. Anyway, I liked fresh Batch 60 much better than this.

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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The best CS beer I've had. This beer has just the right balance of funk, tart, fruit and perfect carbonation. I could drink one or drink them all day.

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WWB Batch 100 from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 237 ratings