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:
26
Ratings:
142
pDev:
6.08%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
30
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 26
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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Photo of Jacob17
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Harrison8
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark murky brown with a finger and a half of light brown head. Head foams up quite nicely for a sour. Very little lacing left behind. Aroma is of Belgian yeast esters, and raspberry. Flavor profile is very similar with notes of Belgian yeast esters hidden behind a sour, twangy raspberry shell. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a full, smoothness to it. Overall, a fun and funky little Belgian ale. The raspberries are nice. It's fun to drink without any sour sucker punching.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of kitch
4.71/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A 375ml bottle, bottled in November 2015. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A clear and extremely dark red colour with a two fingered tan-ish red head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.

Aroma: Intense freshly crushed raspberries and raspberry jam.

Taste: Sour and tart with a combination of mixed berries; raspberry, blackberry and blueberry. It is also very jammy but the sweet only lightly shows through the tartness.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is amazing. I don’t get any of the 9% ABV which is great, but I’m also not getting much of the oak barrels that it was supposedly aged in, which while disappointing, actually meant that it was very raspberry jammy and tasty. Crooked Stave have done it again with Silly Cybies, which is a must buy for me.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
4.98/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Silly Cybies from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 142 ratings