Progenitor | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-11-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,007
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
359
pDev:
5.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
58
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 359 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of bwarren82
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden color with huge fluffy white head. Aroma has nice rustic notes la fresh herbs, meadow flower, wood, barnyard and unripe orchard fruits. Taste starts tart and follows with mostly the same barnyard flavors, a bit more hay and soft woody bitterness, still quite fruity, not too dry. Medium body with medium plus carbonation. Not too complex but it's nicely balanced and easy drinking.

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Photo of JLK7299
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12.7 oz. Bottle

My first from this brewery.

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice cloudy dark golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation (almost a gusher), with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, tart, with some pretty nice citrus complex (lemon, peach, grapefruit, pineapple), funky. The taste is pretty nice, malty, yeasty, funky, tart, with a pretty nice citrus complex (lemon, peach, grapefruit, pineapple). Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well. Overall, this one surprised me, pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DamienArk
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque deep gold/pale amber producing a semi-aggressive, somewhat lasting, shaving cream foam, white head which recedes to a small, clumpy island cap & thin collar ring leaving thin streaks & motes of lace. Aroma is lactic, bread, cobbler dough, green apple, pineapple & lemon wrapped around a Brett-like "Band-Aid"/surgical tape note. So acidic it lightly stings the nostrils. Taste is sour, citric, green apple acetaldehyde prominent, pale malt & hint of thin pineapple with a reserved version of the Brett character found in the nose. As with several other brews of the wild ale style I have tried there is a Gose-like brine developing in the finish & riding over into the aftertaste. I have no idea if salt is an ingredient in this brew or not but the brine is there. The Brett phenolic note, prominent in the nose & found to a lesser degree in the finish & aftertaste I find very pleasant. Throughout the first half of the sip there is a loose balance of sweet & sour with sour rapidly becoming dominant in the lightly acidic, drying finish. The aftertaste is short-lived. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation, juciy, prickly & lightly drawing. Nice but not quite as unique or complex as I expected.

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Photo of Nat1975
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of durlta
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rizzy17
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BillRoth
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Treated as a wild/sour ale, this was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy orange color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated practically immediately. Messy lacing roamed around the sides of the glass. The aroma starts off with sweet to sour white grapes (nice level of vinous); sweet grass; bitter lemon rind; sticky sweet floral and then sour-ness. Tame funk. The flavor is pretty much the same thing with a crisp sour to sweet citrus/(lemon) aftertaste and sticky finish. Added light dry woodiness in the flavor as well. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionable to sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels right for the style allowing enough palatable harshness coming from the sourness to hit appropriate on my tongue (crisp/movable). Overall, well done wild/sour ale that I would come back to.

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Photo of 7irondave
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitterbill
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange gold with such an impressive billowy head of foam. Long lasting too. Dry hopping permeates my nose. Funky aromas follow, minor amounts of tartness. The taste seems to be more complex to me. Besides what I noted, I get fruity tartness and vinegar like sourness with really deep in the background cracker malt with hints of white pepper. A surprisingly thick mouthfeel for a beer with this relatively low abv. Outstanding!

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Photo of Cwarwick812
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dustin22martin
3.42/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Progenitor from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 359 ratings