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Nightmare On Brett W/ Blueberries | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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4.22/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brett

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.66%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark sour ale aged in Leopold Bros whiskey barrels with blueberries

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
87
pDev:
6.4%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
11
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of TheHopsman
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ristaccia
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emincems
4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I know it's written on this page it's ''retired'', but I just got chance to drink it on tap in Beertemple in Amsterdam.

It looks opaque black with small tan head. No sparkling bubbles.
Aroma is blueberry, barnyard, roasted malt and slight wood.
Taste is amazing! What a complexity! Like a mix of half fruity lambic and half sweet stout. Very delicious fruity and acidic sourness with some wood and roasted bread.
Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Warm and softly puckering finish.
Very easy to drink despite sourness and high abv. One of the most delicious beers, I really love it.

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Photo of rjp217
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakerLou
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eppie82
3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mahogany very dark brown with no foam head. A lot of whiskey note and not nearly as much blueberry as I expected. Very acidic. Tart.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pitch black with 2 inch khaki head.
Smell: Tart, Brett, blueberries, and blackberries.
Taste: Very tart, Brett funk, bready, blueberries, and black berries.
Mouthfeel: Full.
Overall: A great sour from Crooked Stave. Not a beginners sour, that's for sure.

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Photo of shelby415
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ambruns1979
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of von_kaiser
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sour patch kid tart. Lick a driveway on a 101 degree summer day dry. Take a basket of dehydrated whiskey bathed blueberries and suck'em good flavor. Strong boozy-blueberry-brett nose. Suck-a-duck this is good.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 01/2016, aged in Leopoldo Bros whiskey barrels:
Pours a mahogany brown, ok head that fizzles fairly quickly leaving a thin ring.

Nose is interesting in that there is a light wild ale sour note, but there's also a roasted note. That roasted note, however, is transformed and has an oaky to lightly vanilla aspect to it. Behind this is a lightly sweet waft of blueberry, one that I might not have discerned were I not looking for it.

The nice balance of the nose is lost in the taste, unfortunately for me. The almost stinging tartness makes my tongue buckle briefly. No roast, but a hint of the barrel aging buzzes overtop of the sourness. Even looking for blueberry here, I can only come to the realization anything I get I'm trying to find.

If the taste mirrored the nose a little more, this could be a wonderful beer, I think. Maybe the extra time didn't help, but there just isn't enough nuance in the flavor.

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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, yellow session. Aroma is funky with barnyard notes, wood barrel and dark fruits. Taste is tart, acetic, fruity, dry. Finish has a slightly roasty bitterness.

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Photo of aasher
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Nightmare On Brett W/ Blueberries from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 87 ratings