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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4.22/5  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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Photo of MasterSki
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to whomever supplied this at thetomG's place. Served in a 3 Floyds tasting snifter.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to a thin collar. Opaque apricot body.

S - A mixture of peaches and cream and uric acid. Perhaps some slight sulfur in there as well. Lots of residual sweetness here, either from the fruits or the malt - stone fruits, obviously, and vanilla dominate.

T - The taste is significantly better and ditches the odd urine note in the aroma. A nice blend of fresh, fruity peaches, tropical brett flavors, mild funk, and lactic yogurt sourness.

M - Medium-light body, light tannic character from fruit and barrel but otherwise quite smooth in texture - actually verging on creamy. Lower carbonation - could use a bit more spritz.

D - Aside from the mildly odd aroma, this is quite enjoyable stuff. It's really easy to drink, and I suspect it will improve over the next few months.

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Crooked Stave Persica from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
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