Nightmare On Brett Raspberry
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Nightmare On Brett RaspberryNightmare On Brett Raspberry
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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
Brett Beer
Ranked #1
Ranked #560
4.42 | pDev: 6.56%
Nov 14, 2023
Feb 10, 2016
Dark sour ale aged in Leopold Bros whiskey barrels with raspberries
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A 375ml bottle, bottled in December 2015, poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.

Appearance: Dark dark brown to black in colour with a one finger beige head that had pretty good retention and settled to a ring around the glass while leaving some lacing.

Aroma: Tart, raspberry, raspberry seeds, jammy, wood, with a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry, oak, vinegar, with light caramel and whiskey notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Good aroma and flavours, and while the vinegar was perhaps on the edge, there was just enough sweetness to balance it out.
Nov 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.53/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
750 ml corked & caged bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 9.666%. Black colour, moderate tan head. Aroma of ripe and over-ripe raspberries. Sour flavour of raspberries, lemons and lactic acid. Only a hint of oak and whiskey.
May 29, 2022
Rated: 4.48 by not2quick from Missouri

May 24, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.07/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This one pours a dark reddish color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells very raspberry forward still, with some light red wine vinegar, lemon, jammy berry, and oak.

This is wildly tart and acidic, but it's still honestly pretty tasty. There's loads of jammy but extremely tart raspberry character, with most of the sweetness fermented out. There's red wine barrel, and also red wine vinegar, with lemon rind, and intense funk.

This is light bodied, with a long and very lingering sourness. It's a slow sipper.

I think this bottle is from 2013 (perhaps), and it's held up nicely.
Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by chippo33 from Vermont

Jan 19, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look - Really dark with a slight red and a nice tan head and lacing
Smell - So much tart raspberry
Taste - tart raspberry
Feel - medium body light carb
Overall - really tasty with lots of raspberry
Nov 14, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours like all others in series: medium black with a brown head, moderate carbonation that dies down. Smell just explodes with fresh raspberry both the skin and fruit, with a mellow whiskey backing, brett, and general funk, berries and dark fruit. Taste is lead by the raspberry as well, but now more puree like, with blackberry, pomegranate, plum, tootsie roll, and date before huge brett, funk, wood, and whiskey sweep you up to the slightly sour finish. Feel is slightly tart/sour with brett, wood, booze, and funk helping shape. The raspberry while adding a great dynamic to smell and taste, does smooth over the complex body a bit compared to others in the series
Sep 22, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by robotic_being from Illinois

Aug 14, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours coffee colored with ruby highlights around the edge; the one finger head slowly fades to a film, leaving spotty lacing

Smell: Rapsberry jam and a vinous, oaky red wine character; the tartness is apparent as is a hint of chocolate

Taste: The raspberry combines with the underlying acetic character of the beer creating a puckery aspect; oak and vague hints of whiskey and chocolate emerge, after the swallow; the finish is dry and tart

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Now this is more like it - after having been somewhat disappointed in the base and Apple Whiskey versions, this one comes through with complexity and carbonation; after five years in the bottle, it is quite impressive
May 25, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Apr 26, 2020
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to an essentially black beer topped by a dense and slightly rocky finger of tan head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing.
S: Smells of intense raspberries and funk with a touch of roasted malt and chocolate
T: Taste is raspberries and dark chocolate with some nice building sourness along with a solid amount of funk. On the swallow there's more chocolate and raspberries with a good amount of sourness and bright fruit notes with some light roasted malt and dark chocolate that lingers at the very back end.
M: This beer has a moderate amount of body but it is slightly on the lighter side. Carbonation is effervescent without being prickly while the beer has a drying finish due to the acidity.
O: Overall this one is awesome. Great fruit flavors and a nice baseline of complexity from the base beer. This is definitely an interesting beer to drink and one to try if you're a fan of the style.
Dec 20, 2019
Rated: 4.92 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Oct 15, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by tcbro023 from Wisconsin

Sep 03, 2019
Rated: 4.45 by A_Rad from Wisconsin

Jul 12, 2019
Rated: 4.32 by jtk21351 from California

Jul 06, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jun 03, 2019
Rated: 4.36 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Apr 30, 2019
Rated: 4 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Apr 29, 2019
Rated: 4.81 by demonssouls from Missouri

Jan 29, 2019
Nightmare On Brett Raspberry from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 136 ratings