Beer Table - Table Beer
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
3.6%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 5.81%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
105
From:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  11
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: Produced and bottled for Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project by Westbrook Brewing Co., Mount Pleasant, SC.
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 105 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this whole series has been worth the money, and this is maybe my favorite beer in it thus far. its so pale in color, almost fully clear, i mean barely yellow at all, and with a huge fluffy thick head on top. it smells bretty but not sour or acidic, just wild. its funky and seems to have the lightest wheat malt base one could imagine. i find it simple yet complex at the same time, like the process isnt anything far out, but the lightness of the beer lets the brett profile be tasted as cleanly as it is in any beer out there, because there are almost no other flavors happening to stand in its way. its raw and earthy and musty, and its really good. there might be a light dry hop on this, as there is a slight tropical tang right before the finish, but its hard to really tell. this feels like the beers of hundreds of years ago to me, not overly thought out, but splendid in its wild nature. nice to have the brett without the sour for once too, i just love everything about this. possibly the lightest yet most interesting beer i have had, save that mikkeller drinkin the sun stuff. creamy feel for how light it is too, and with good carbonation it is anything but boring. very very good beer, seemingly brutally pricey for how low the abv is, but you have to appreciate this one. keeps crooked stave darn near the top of the heap in my book!

May 26, 2015
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kkleu357 from Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

On tap during Madison Craft Beer Week. Light slightly hazy yellow body. Mild "basement-y" aroma, and taste. Slightly tart beer, with a touch of that brett taste. Very easy drinking.

May 11, 2015
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With the rebuttal of imperial-strength ale, along with their imperial power in flavor, Crooked Stave's "small" beer gives a refreshing and restrained alcohol content but without giving up an inch with flavor.

Beer Table's striking champagne pour seduces the eye upon the first pour with its bright golden-straw color and brilliant clarity. All of which provide an ideal backdrop for the winterfully intrinsic dance of streaming carbonation. Tangy acidity, citrus and subdued earth give the nose a bright and promising bouquet while its taste springs from the tongue like sparkling dry white wine.

As its wafer-thin, wheaten sweetness drifts off of the palate effortlessly, the racy taste of lemon, lime, crabapple and dried peels of white grapefruit springs to life as the pop of effervescence seems like pop-rocks upon the mouth. Expansive and carrying a pleasant carbonic bite, the flavor lifts early and almost forces the mind to resolve its taste more so in aftertaste than initially upon the palate.

And as the bright fruitiness turns bitter and earthy, hints of burlap and brine extend from the beer's "wilder" character. And as the beer's fleeting taste evaporates off the tongue, there seems to be little to its finish however its afterglow of wheat, citrus and white grape remind the senses of the ale's malt and microflora.

Apr 07, 2015
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beergoot from Colorado

4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very pale straw colored body; huge fluffy, white head. Musty, dried grass and fruit aromas; lemon zest; peppery; coriander; allspice. Mild citrus flavors; tangy; white grape juice. Light body delivering a juicy/tart one-two punch; dry finish.

A light and delicate offering that still delivers a host of well-balanced flavors. The ridiculously low ABV really suits this beer and complements its subtle depth and complexity. Pleasant and refreshing.

Apr 05, 2015
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bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a hazy straw gold color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like lemon peel, funk, hay, lime, bready/grainy malt, and some earthiness. The taste is somewhat similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some tropical fruit, peppery spice, peach, mango and a bit of vinegar noticeable. It's funky, tart and sweet all at the same time. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's crisp and refreshing! Well carbonated, but also easy to drink. I've liked the few Crooked Stave beers that I've tried so far, but this one might be the best. I know I'll pick this up again if I ever find another bottle! $10.99 a bottle.

Mar 28, 2015
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superspak from Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours slightly hazy bright straw color with a 2 finger foamy and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, mango, green apple, pepper, hay, straw, grass, white vinegar, musty funk, light wheat/cracker, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and light pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of tart lemon, lime, green apple, pineapple, peach, mango, pepper, hay, straw, grass, white vinegar, musty funk, light wheat/cracker, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of earthy yeast spice and fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, green apple, peach, pineapple, mango, pepper, white vinegar, musty funk and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, citrus/tropical hops. and light pale malt flavors; with a crisp malt/spice/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly acidic/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 3.6%. Overall this is an awesome sour saison style. All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and light pale malt notes; and very smooth and crisp to drink with the balanced acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

Mar 07, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a fruity, lemony peach nose dosed with tartness and traces of over ripe fruit. It pours hazy straw to gold under a 2” pillowy white foam cap. It has a big tart, fuity, lemony palate that finished bone dry. This is light, effervescent and very refreshing.

Feb 15, 2015
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy yellow body with strong carbonation as I get a two finger fizzy head. Mostly a sour, acidic, funky aroma with touches of citric hop and pepper/clove spice. Slight sour acidity (citric) flavors in beer with just minimal funk, but there is a touch of sweetness to this beer that adds some flavor and balance.
Not a bad beer at all but just not too much going on in this beer for me to want to come back to it.

Feb 15, 2015
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orsulacp from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A ton of flavor in a low alcohol beer. Very clear yellow body with a perfect white head. There is a horse blanket funk in the nose with a hint of tropical fruit. Great refreshing sour taste, not too sour, just a little sweetness, there is some pepper in there. Overall a ton of flavor, light and refreshing.

Feb 01, 2015
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NateF90 from Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml uncapped into a Teku, brett aroma immediately fills the surrounding area while pouring the pale yellow fizzy liquid. Nose is citrus, and the taste reminds me of those watermelon gum balls... Only lightly sour/tart. Effervescent mouthfeel. Solid brew, perfect for pairing with an early dinner or light snacks.

Feb 01, 2015
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tastybeer from North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light straw-gold colored beer with a bright white fine bubbled head. Aroma is stinky with farm aromas and wildflowers. A little tart lemon and citrus rinds, hay, and a pile of flowers baked in sunlight. Taste is clean, fresh, tart, and...smacky. Very nice texture and very very consumable...

Jan 26, 2015
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wedge from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy straw beneath a frothy write head that leaves some messy lacing all over the glass. Aromas of dusty lemon, barnyard funk, spicy yeast, cereal, and earthy floral freshness. Less funk in the taste, though the lemony tartness remains, followed by fresh cracked wheaty grain and some lime/miscellaneous fruit hops. Crisp, light body with a very dry finish. Super refreshing and tasty!

Jan 26, 2015
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours an effervescent straw color with a thin pearl white head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Grassyness/sourness, fades a bit as this warms, then some wet hay

T: Sourness, tartness, a little lemon & grassiness up front. Tartness, sourness & lemons dominate as this warms, even a touch of acidity. Finishes slightly sour, a little more tart & with a little lemon vinegar

MF: Light bodied, delicate carbonation, Champagne-like, puckery

Super drinkability, would drink again if the price was better. Might buy again any way. A great example of a sessionable sub 4% ABV beer

Jan 10, 2015
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant pale gold with bright clarity, sticky sudsy lacing. Broken surface skim after a few sips. Second pour is a little more hazy.

Aroma is great, tropical and funky, oak and pineapple, passionfruit, sandalwood.
Tart with a lemony zing, grapefruit zest, and an unusual toasted popcorn kernel note in the aftertaste that lingers, seemingly Brett derived. Light bodied, tart, and crisp.

Overall very refreshing and drinkable, very suited to the role of a true table beer, to pair with hearty cuisine.

Jan 07, 2015
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

8 ounce pour - $8.00 at Argosy in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Intrinsically hazed, soft pale yellow body with no real head formation.

Smell: There's just a very slender maltiness, leaving a predominately citrusy, tart aroma atop a little light, tame funkiness of the Brett.

Taste: As evidenced by the nose, there's no more than a slim malt character with only a tiny hint of sweetness. Tart and lemony, yes, but also some lime showing more bitterness than expected along with a flash of acidity. Sourish, citrusy finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Lightly carbonated.

Overall: With its acidity, I'm not sure I would want a large amount going down my gullet and any one time, but eight ounces was in and enjoyed in a snap.

Dec 23, 2014
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beertunes from Kiribati

3.57/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hated 22oz bottle format. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a cloudy straw yellow color, with just a tin cap of white head that had low retention and zero lacing.

The aroma had a light touch of Brett funk, some earthy tones, and a very light grain presence. The flavors were very similar, just bolder, brighter, and more attention grabbing. The Brett was nicely tangy, and the earthiness of the malts gave a nice foundation.

The body was crisp and light, and had a very dry finish. Drinkability was very good, especially if you like Brett. Overall, a very nice brew. Grab one when you see it.

Dec 21, 2014
Beer Table - Table Beer from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 105 ratings