Crooked Stave Persica | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Crooked Stave PersicaCrooked Stave Persica

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged 9 months in oak barrels with peaches.

Batch 1 - 7/2012 - 750ml
Batch 2 - 10/2014 - Blends #1 (yellow wax) & #2 (orange wax) in 375ml
Batch 3 - 4/2016 - 375ml (no wax)

Added by MasterSki on 07-17-2012

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Ratings: 197 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by jaasen64:
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4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into Lawson's snifter. Bottled 4/30/12, bottle #348/420. Graciously shared by JD (ShawDeuce22) at his birthday tasting. Reviewed from notes.

A- Pours a light translucent slightly yellowish orange golden color. Fairly minimal carbonation, almost no head or lacing.

S- Peach juice with some light bretty funk, nectarines, and a hint of mustiness. Fairly aromatic.

T- Lots of juicy peaches balanced with a light brett funk, a bit of nectarines, finishes with a lightly sour peach finish and a lingering fruity peach aftertaste.

M- Medium bodied to a little bit on the light side, very easy drinking, lightly tingly that plays well with the brett.

O- This is one of the first brews I've had from Crooked Stave and I'm definitely impressed. The peaches held up very nicely despite having over a year on it. There was a nicely balanced funkiness to it that still let the peaches shine through nicely. This is a must try and I definitely recommend seeking it out. It holds it's own against the likes of Mimosa, Peches n' Brett, Fantasia, etc..

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Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lateralundertow
4.61/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beaver13
3.39/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, date 4/30/12, bottle 4 of 420. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with very little white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is subdued - acidic musty brett and a little fruit with a little butyric acid.

The flavor is sweet tart acidic fruits (lots of green apple and some peach and citrus) with a big mouth puckering sourness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with very low carbonation.

Overall, very acidic sour tart fruits but a little flat and overly sweet.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

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

On tap at CBC 2016. Pale yellow with a white head. Sour with a nice assortment of fruit - peach, apples, apricots - and some feint oak and vanilla in the background.

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Photo of Prospero
4.9/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2016 batch - Incredible sour peach nose with slight funk, small white foam head and color is clear golden, flavor is balanced between sour (clean, slight acidity) and lots of peach, closes with a dry finish. Overall extremely well made peach sour.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

(Aged for 6 months)

Hazed peach and dark orange in color with a quickly forming, though quickly disappearing, off-white head. Leaves light ribbons and dots of stick down the glass. Pretty and appropriate.

Perhaps the most juicy and fruit-forward peach beer I've ever experienced. This smells like crushed, juicy, dripping, summer peaches, and little else, but that aroma is so incredibly vibrant and expressive there simply isn't room for much more. There's a hint of yeast and pie crust malt, but this is most certainly about the expressive, juicy, vibrant, succulent peach nothing I've experienced before. This was sampled next to Sour in the Rye Peach and Fou Foune and the fruit character in this was leagues ahead of the others. While the Cantillon expressed more funk and complexity, the Persica definitely expressed the most fruit character.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, as the peach juice and nectar character is fully realized here in the flavor as well, with just a layer of funk for additional character and drinkability. Simple really, though profoundly delicious.

Near full in body, especially for the style, with somewhat low carbonation. Exceptionally drinkable. I looked down and my pour was gone!

Fantastic. The most peach-forward beer I've had, by a long shot. The only one in contention may be Fantasia, but this is certainly the more interesting beverage. Fantastic! Excited for more!

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Photo of Janis_Hoplin
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of sourdog
4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of avas
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JasonFromLA
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of JonnyBeers
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Steve for this one. 750ml bottle into a Cantillon Zwanze glass. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lace. Beer is a cloudy peach color. Decent.

Nose is slight Brett funk. Lightly tart peaches, oak, cobwebs, and wet wood. Spritzy and lively but pretty mellow overall. Nice.

Opens tart peach and some lemon. Wet wood, Brett sweetness and funk towards the middle. Tartness builds towards the middle and end. Foamy finish with a acidic, vinegar-y aftertaste. Great fruit presence but its gets a touch too intense right at the end.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Spritzy and bubbly in the mouth and goes down filmy and dry. Finishes messy with a sticky, dry aftertaste. Very drinkable and refreshing.

I've not had anything from the WWB series up to this point but if this is a representative beer from Crooked Stave, I can see great things coming from this brewery. Not overly complex but great balance in the nose, flavor, and feel. A very solid brew up and down.

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Photo of leschkie
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, hazy yellow color. Aroma has tart, fermented peaches and farmhouse funk. Taste starts with sour peaches and some farmhouse funk but overall it's quite clean and fruity. Body is on the lighter side and has medium carbonation. A really good fruited wild ale, similar to a lambic.

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

Photo of emilylee
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Kylo76
4.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle. 2015 bottle. Had the 2011 bottle fresh but never reviewed it. Hopefully this lives up to my memory. Hazy pale yellow. Smells of light peach. Very oaky and funky. A little cheese. Tastes lightly sour. Light peach. Grain. Wheat. Light body. Medium carbonation. This might have suffered from being after Pizza Boy Permasmile, which was fantastic. Maybe "subtle" is a good euphemism, but it just isn't that flavorful.

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Photo of beergorrilla
4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robgage
4.02/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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