Nightmare On Brett Raspberry
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
Brett Beer
Ranked #1
Ranked #524
4.43 | pDev: 6.32%
Feb 12, 2022
Feb 10, 2016
Nightmare On Brett RaspberryNightmare On Brett Raspberry
Notes: Dark sour ale aged in Leopold Bros whiskey barrels with raspberries
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4.07/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by GreesyFizeek from New York

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
4.39 by chippo33 from Vermont on Jan 19, 2022
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4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

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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4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

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
4.29 by robotic_being from Florida on Aug 14, 2020
4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 08, 2020
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4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by brentk56 from North Carolina

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
4.5 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Apr 26, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SHODriver from North Carolina

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
4.92 by petrusek23 from Ohio on Oct 15, 2019
4.5 by tcbro023 from Wisconsin on Sep 03, 2019
4.45 by A_Rad from Wisconsin on Jul 12, 2019
4.32 by jtk21351 from California on Jul 06, 2019
4.5 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Jun 03, 2019
4.36 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Apr 30, 2019
4 by bpfrush from Wisconsin on Apr 29, 2019
4.81 by demonssouls from Missouri on Jan 29, 2019
4.18 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Jan 22, 2019
4.56 by papster89 from New Hampshire on Jan 13, 2019
4.25 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado on Dec 25, 2018
4.24 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Oct 15, 2018
4.33 by BAsbill from California on Jul 11, 2018
4.57 by TheHopsman from Nebraska on Apr 21, 2018
4.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Apr 09, 2018
4.5 by npachl from Wisconsin on Mar 17, 2018
4.46 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Mar 16, 2018
4.49 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Mar 07, 2018
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4.89/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by KensWorld from Florida

750ml into goblet. Dark ruby mahogany. Cherry and chocolate on the nose. Taste is sour cherry and raspberries with plenty of Brett funk, very very sour. Opens up as it warms with complexity. The raspberries seem to be at total balance with the base sourness and are probably making this even more tart. Slight barrel feel as i get to the end but wish there were more whiskey character.

One of the most intense fruit sours I've ever tried.

Jan 25, 2018
4.59 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Dec 04, 2017
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4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

Raspberry, yogurt, chocolate, roasty, light bourbon, very lactic

Would be way better if the sourness was toned down.

Nov 26, 2017
4.66 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Nov 10, 2017
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4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by craftaholic from New York

Mmm if this is a nightmare... I'm going to bed

Oct 29, 2017
4.49 by WesMantooth from Ohio on Oct 23, 2017
3.98 by M_chav from New Mexico on Oct 08, 2017
4.36 by BeanCent from Texas on Sep 23, 2017
4.5 by BEER88 from Washington on Sep 20, 2017
4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois on Sep 20, 2017
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4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Pray_For_Mojo from Colorado

Appearance: brown and cloudy, or rather opaque. Muddy. No bubbles. Flat in appearance. Not a very attractive beer to say the least.

Aroma: super fresh raspberry and raspberry jam. A slight hint of oak or almost raspberry-seed nuttiness.

Flavor: very pronounced raspberry and toward the upper end of tart. After the raspberry flavor fades comes some chocolate flavor – more like tootsie roll flavor. No alcohol flavor or warmth despite the 9.67% abv.

Mouthfeel: medium. Enjoyable. Heavier than I expected given how acidic this beer is, but appropriate weight to carry the abv%.

Overall: damn tasty. Quite fruit forward without being too sweet or artificial tasting. This is one of Crooked Stave’s better offerings. Very good.

Sep 14, 2017
4.5 by IrishColonial from Texas on Sep 13, 2017
4.6 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Sep 03, 2017
Nightmare On Brett Raspberry from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 133 ratings