Crooked Stave Persica | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Crooked Stave PersicaCrooked Stave Persica
BA SCORE
4.45/5
193 Ratings
Crooked Stave PersicaCrooked Stave Persica
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#421
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
193
pDev:
7.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
534
Gots:
25
Trade:
4
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Photo of Beaver13
3.39/5  rDev -23.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -19.6%
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 Derek
3.65/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

October 2015 version at 5.0%.

Could use some more bubbles, it seems a bit thin.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.91/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobv
3.98/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks pretty good.
Smells of unripened peaches.
Tastes very, very sour. Think lemon seed!
Almost no mouthfeel whatsoever.
Overall I don't get the higher ratings.

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4/5  rDev -10.1%
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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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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Crooked Stave Persica from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 193 ratings
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