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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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Yes, I am a CS homer

As far as Raspberry sour/lambic this IMO goes:

1. Framboos
2. CS Batch 1
3. Pre-2010 Sticker LPF
4. Hommage b1
5. Hommage b2
6. Atrial

A- Deep dark raspberry jammy looking. Minimal lacing, minimal legs.

S- Smells like Framboos to me. Jammy raspberries with funk. Tart raspberries. So good.

T- So this tastes like a thinner (just by small percentages) and a bit more acidic Framboos. This is very well done. Big raspberry upfront, nice tart acidic in the back. Love it.

M- For a domestic, the mouthfeel is pretty good. Compared with Belgium, it doesn't quite hold up. Not off by much though. I am going off of thickness, carb and overall mouthfeel. Best domestic raspberry sour that I have had.

O- Clutch Crooked Stave offering when domestic sours have nothing on 3F and Cantillon. This is up there.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch 1 brewed 1/10/10. Thanks for sharing, colonelforbin!

A: Pours a murky opaque cranberry brown with a short lived light brown head that faded into a bubbly collar.
S: Super fresh and tart smelling nose with notes of barrel must, dry oak, and brett, along with a surprising amount of raspberry fruit and earth. Oaky, woody, mustiness and raspberry definitely co-dominate.
T: Tart and slightly acidic notes of raspberries and drying bretty funk hit first. Raspberries are puree-like and very fruity, which I found surprising for being four years old. I also get hints of slight cherry, cranberry, blueberry, and raisins. The finish is tart and lactic and aftertaste is puckering, dry and lingering with raspberry.
M: Drying mouthfeel with a decent amount of countering buttery oak. Oak tannins are gritty and clingy. The carbonation is low and splashy.
O: Very funky and earthy with great brett and raspberry character. Glad I got to try this one, thanks again Mike!

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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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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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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