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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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to Skuter and mrbubbler for sharing this one at mrbubbler's "end of the world" tasting.

Bottled 4/30/12. Bottle # 193/420.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with lots of peach and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same a phenomenal peach flavor that is mouthwatering and delicious. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a fantastic beer and definitely one of the best sour fruit beers I have ever had.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is one of the best crooked stave beers ever, and way better than the two different blends that were part of the cellar reserve program, neither one of those really spoke to me, but this latest release is next level! so much fresh juicy peach on it, shouldnt be surprising since so much of their fruited sours are amazing, but the flavor of the peach is so forward, the yeast is so mature, the oak is so vibrant and new tasting, and overall its just a flavor and quality explosion. yellow peach, fuzzy and sun ripened, bursts from the aroma and flavor of this, supported by a tannic wheat malt base, a sweet new oak complexion, and a positively funky mix of yeasts, more bretty and weird than sour, but with some acid too for sure. there is a cool floral vibe to this, like a blossom honey of some kind with the sweet peach flesh. carbonated strongly, it really sings on the palate. ive had a lot of heady peach and apricot wild ales lately, leaner, westly, fuzzy, and this is definitely part of that conversation. i like that the sourness is only moderate, it lets the beer sort of unwrap a little slower, its more dynamic that way. one of my favorite beers from these guys in a long time, on tap at the source right now, go treat yourself!

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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

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4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks, David. Surprisingly nice stuff here.

Typical blond sour appearance with a fair bit of haze. Carbonation is at a lower-medium level, and there's little head formation. The nose has a juicy, sweet and rather vibrant peach character that only comes out more as the beer warms and opens up. There's a nice lacto creaminess that works well with the fruit, a touch of citric acidity, and mild barnyard funk. It tastes quite a bit more tart than I was expecting, exhibiting little of the sweetness that's present on the nose. Brett is mild, bringing some pleasant pineapple notes and a hint of phenolic funk. There's a great creamy vanilla note beneath the fruit that I find thoroughly enjoyable. Carbonation is low, but the beer doesn't feel outright flat; hopefully this improves in time as it could use more bubbles. This is excellent stuff overall, and should continue to improve with a little more time in the bottle.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cellar Reserve bottles. Served in a Crooked Stave wine glass. Beautiful bright peach aroma. Dry lactic nose. Flavor is very tart with less fruit. Touch of acetic and oak. Dry. Low carbonation. Peach character really takes over as it warms, alongside very mild funk. Acidity is pleasing and matches the fruit well. Very excited to try this one again.

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4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared at my Birthday whale tasting. Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Pours a very light fizzy head that is gone almost instantly, hazy peach color.

Nose light canned and fresh peaches, tons of peach, a little funk, stone fruit and juicy peach fuzz, hint musty.

Taste is clean juicy fruit at first, light wild funk, tons of fresh peach and canned peaches, fairly tart sour, light sticky syrupy, hint bready, peach syrup, just a touch of Brett funk.

Mouth is lighter bodied, little syrup.

Overall quite nice, not as funky as I expected, but decent funk, but tons of peach.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
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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4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.58/5  rDev -18.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Crooked Stave Persica from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
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