Oculus | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour Belgian Golden Ale with Vignole Grapes

Added by Mebuzzard on 10-28-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
129
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
8.18%
 
 
Wants:
230
Gots:
18
For Trade:
2
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4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Did a trade for this a long time ago...poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice clear golden hue with a quarter inch head that fades pretty quickly in to a wispy cloud and light side lacing.

S - Like someone else stated, this smells like a tart sauv blanc, light oak, floral notes, lemons, maybe a faint flash of honey. Quite vinous.

T - Taste is very, very tart lemony white wine here. Very fruity. Flashes of vanilla thanks to the oak barrel, very nice wild ale must / funkiness towards the end. This is similar to The Bruery's Confession, however, done much much better. The finish though is not quite enamel peeling sour, but its quite close.

M - Mouthfeel is quite tart, lowly carbonated. Alcohol is hidden nicely though.

O - Overall, this is a very well executed wild ale. Quite tasty, glad to have tried it.

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4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received as a gift from NJOssie I believe. Os your a great BA!!!

Appearance: Pours a cloudy hazed straw with a BARELY tawny pale orange hue to it. Crown is 1 finger, white, shows moderate retention, and some lace.

Smell: The faintest hint of bandaid (at a level that is a plus) with some mustiness and tropical fruit from the wild yeast. Light lemon zest really ties it together.

Taste: Same as the nose with a perfect level of acid. A touch of tannin from the french oak, but not much flavor contribution from it IMHO.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Very nice for the style.

Overall: A pretty fantastic wild ale. Crooked Stave continues to impress me.

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Oculus from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
4.28 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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