Batch #1 | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Batch #1Batch #1

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brettanomyces Burgundy Ale 100% Fermented in French Oak Red Wine Barrels with Raspberries added.

Added by Jason on 08-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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1/5  rDev -77.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.47/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Crooked Stave wine glass. Pours mahogany. Nose had heavy raspberry; light acetic. Dry and a bit brisk. Light oak. Not much Brett character. I'm really hoping this one develops a bit more with some time, as the description is really quite promising.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Beaver13
3.67/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, brewed on 1/10/10. Pours dark ruby amber with a fizzy off white head that quickly goes to a thin collar that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is a nice blend of sweet candy sugary malts and tart sour raspberries and vinous alcohol. There is a slight note of butyric acid (vomit).

The flavor is sweet candy sugar with a huge acidic tart/sour raspberry flavor. There's some woody notes and vinous alcohol. The mouthfeel is a little thin and watery with low, but sharp, carbonation.

Overall, tastes a little sweet / sour like Duchesse, but with a much bigger tart sourness that overwhelms the sweet - almost a little too much, but fun.

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured at Bruery Terreux during a Hoarder's Society blending competition.

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4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Todd at his 30th birthday. Served in a taster pint glass.

A - White foam quickly settles to nothing. Murky burgundy body.

S - Lots of wine barrel, with vinous flavors and spicy oak. Raspberries are assertive, and there's some residual malt sweetness in this one; Flanders-esque but with more funk to it.

T - The taste is significantly more sour than one would anticipate from the aroma. Lots of lactic sourness and tart raspberry flavors, with vinous oak rounding things out. It's a little more one-dimensional, with less of the funky notes.

M - Medium body, zesty carbonation, very tannic and super dry, with no obvious alcohol presence. Moderate acidity that builds over time.

D - This is pretty solid, but there's a bit more oak and wine than I'd prefer and a too little raspberry for my tastes. It's like an American take on the Flanders Oud Bruin, but with the heavy-handed oak and aggressive lactic sourness for which our New World palates yearn.

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4.07/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this one is weird here, because i dont reckon its outstanding in any one category, but the whole experience is near perfect. hard to describe really. drove up to the taproom today to try this. it pours a really cloudy burgundy color, with just patchy white spots, no real head. this is a couple years old afterall. it has a huge brett nose, with notes of sweet raspberries and red wine tannins. the oak is more obvious in the taste, and the acidity from the wine makes a really tart flavor combined with the brett. raspberries provide some sweetness, like preserves. it gets more and more sour as it warms. mouthfeel is very smooth due to the big body and almost nonexistent carbonation. overall a lot of flavor packed into this beer, and its one you should hurry up and get before its gone.

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4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Another Jason gift. A lace sheet on reddish. A good sour, very raspberry, that beats Cantillon on raspberry. . A big sour. Very drinkable for a sour. Almost 4 years aged. Meedium mouthfeel, sour yet very drinkable. Worth breaking in people to Crooked Stave.

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4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. Thanks to the BA that brought this over to Mista's "whale" party a few weeks ago.

A- Pours a murky brown with red highlights that has a small white head that dissipates fast, leaving minimal lacing left behind.

S- Lots of berries upfront with red cherries, cranberries, strawberries and raspberries followed by a hint of cheese, oak, some vinegar and lacto.

T- The red wine barrels come through initially with a variety of red berries, oak, vanilla, berry vinaigrette and some lacto. The berries provide a nice balance of tartness/sweetness.

M- Low carbonation with a medium body and a dry finish.

O- I found this quite enjoyable and unique. Not overly sweet or tart. I'd love to try more of Crooked Staves offerings.

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Batch #1 from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 131 ratings
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