Silly Cybies | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian-style Dark Ale aged in oak barrels with raspberries.

Added by kojevergas on 12-26-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
146
pDev:
6.08%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
30
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 146 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Roguer
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big head production, although it is short lived and slightly fizzy. Dark foam ring remains to line the glass long after the pour. The brew itself is dark brown with garnet highlights (quite evident during the pour), and appears to be quite clear - although it settles so darkly in the glass that one cannot truly tell.

Intense aroma! Tons of raspberries, sweet honey, flowers. In the background, raisins, brown sugar, and oak. The BSDA base is struggling to fight through the huge raspberry nose - and most failing, but in an absolutely delectable way. Lacking in depth and complexity for a wild ale (BSDA description notwithstanding).

Sharply sour and tart up front, with a mixture of vinegar-like acidity and impressively tart raspberries. Worlds of tannins, oaky vanilla, cherries; hints of raisins and dates. There's a nearly undefinable musty funk, relatively light; the wild treatment here definitely favors sourness over rustic funkiness.

Brew moves through three phases: an up-front vinegar sourness; quickly moving into a raspberry-dominant profile, which starts out quite tart but eventually becomes slightly sweeter; and a modest presentation of the malt base on the finish, with the raspberries - and quite a bit of sour pucker - lingering.

The three phases are not equal in strength or length; it's not quite thirds. The second phase lasts the longest on the palate, and the first is probably the most pronounced. The malt bill is quite subtle.

Lively and active on the palate; feels "big," but not hot - certainly not 9% ABV hot! Sticky, long finish. Strongly puckering.

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Photo of festizio
4.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bitterbill
4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

2017 750ml bottle.

It pours a really dark reddish brown with plenty of off white foam and lacing.

Big blast of tart raspberries as soon as I removed the cork, bigger when I hold up the glass to my nose. Lots of funky oaky notes...smells grand.

I taste tart raspberries but also, if I am not mistaken, sour cherries as well. Very good oak presence and some funk. Maybe some lemon too.

Medium light body with spritzy carbonation.

Pretty fine brew here.

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Photo of Nunya
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.64/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a masterpiece. Just so well made, the body has an amazing balance of the sour, dark and funky yeast notes. The smell is near perfect, smells like fresh raspberries in an old oak farm basket, with underlying earthiness, yeast, cocoa, apple and plum. Taste is sour and tart raspberry forward, with the funky yeast bringing out the dark fruits to finish with some apple and hay. Again, just well crafted through and through.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtk21351
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lerxst
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a tulip to a deep brown with some mahogany hues topped by a dense finger and a half of tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass leaving some lacing.
S: Smells intensely of juicy raspberries, oak and toffee with just a little spice
T: Taste is a really nice and bright tartness up front with a ton of juicy raspberry flavor along with a little funk. On the swallow this one has some oak and vanilla with some lingering raspberry and sourness
M: This beer is one the moderate side of things when it comes to body and mouthfeel. The beer has effervescent carbonation which is not prickly while the acidity gives the beer a drying finish.
O: Overall this is an outstanding beer. It has some nice flavors and complexity and the juicy raspberry flavor is incredible. This one is definitely one to try if you like fruited sour beer.

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Photo of Elicoleman
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwat
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cp45
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.92/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TheHopsman
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevindp9
4.62/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrenihan
4.17/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hootie159
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sour cherries and dark fruit blended so perfect.

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Silly Cybies from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 146 ratings