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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): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mebuzzard on 01-25-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
563
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
20.48%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
142
For Trade:
18
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: deep ruby brown, basically opaque, with a couple of fingers of tan head that slimmed quickly into a foamy collar

S: lots of tart notes, from lemon to cherry; dry oak, flowers, and bright herbs

T: tart dark fruit, full of sour citrus and accompanied by dry barrels of wood; sugars faint, of juice and jam; wine-like complexity and profile

M: mildly puckering and full of tingle, medium-to-light body, moderate carbonation, dry and sour finish

O: not surprising to say, this is an excellent dark sour, appropriately barrel-aged and of refined character. Recommended.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Batch 5 from May 2015 served in a wine glass

Appearance: dark ruby with brown notes as well, tons of carbonation. Nice and complex lacing.

Nose: cherries, lactic sourness, raspberries, vanilla, some Barrel character, some chocolate notes as well

Taste: initially verty tart. Cherries, raspberries and lactic acid dominate the palate, candy like tartness, like smarties, well carbonated, delicious and complex.

Overall: wonderful Crooked Stave offering. I liked the creamy lactic sourness and thought it was very well balanced with the lactic and acetic acids. Nice acid profile. I have another bottle that will stay hidden away for years to come. This is a beer that I will buy more of in the future.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nov 2014 batch 4, opened Dec 2014

A - Deep pomegranate body. Head settles into a fine white halo with nice retention and low lace.

S - Tingly sour nose. Grape skins, plums, Brazil nuts, and bright acidic sour lemons.

T - Much softer than the nose. Sour lemon, hazel nut, brown bread, and really nice earthy red beet note. Dry finish.

M - Smooth and medium-full for the style.

O - A nice variant on the style.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on tap at the source, no pun intended. a fun brew here, but I like its many variants better I think. reddish brown in color, patchy cream colored lace head. hazy. the nose is acidic and wild smelling, more like some of the Flemish reds than the bretty stuff from crooked stave, but absolutely wild fermented. dark fruits are present too, and a caramel sweet malt base. the flavor is not quite as sour as I remember, but is acidic and puckery for sure. the fruit and malt sweetness mellows it towards the finish. I get dried cranberries and dates here, as well as an oaky vibe. the feel is fuller bodied and its quite prickly in terms of carbonation. a little filling, a little unsettling in the belly, not one of their more sessionable brews. the mix of fruit and sour is unique though in this darker format. the bourbon barrel and cherry versions are exquisite. as a base beer its less memorable, but quite enjoyable nevertheless.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben7773
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of DahWag
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joel66
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Ryno3031
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Felt compelled to review because this is the first sour I've ever enjoyed/finished. I think it's the oak that is very prominent in the nose and taste. Sourness comes through in the finish.

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Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Small bottle capped and waxed

Thanks to Mitch from Colo. for sending this one along.

Allowed to wrm up for about 30 mins and poured into a tulip.

Pours a rich shade of darker brown, dark tan head on the looser side, stays around for a short spell. Leaves some slippery thicker webs of lacing.

Lactic sourness on the nose, with some cherry and red wine flourishes.

Moderate pucker, funk, more cherry, and light smoky red wine notes.

Nice sour/wild. Complex sipper.

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Photo of aquazr1
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of JC333
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chossboss
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marius
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

37cl bottle. Gusher. Pours a deep burgundy red, with visible carbonation and a beige head with no retention. Smells of red grapes and wine, dark fruit, prunes, raisins, caramel and quite a bit of oak. Sour and very rich in flavour, with notes of unripe grapes, red currant, gooseberries and a very feint but perfectly integrated caramel background. Very nice.

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Photo of Prospero
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mrw1zard
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Franziskaner
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Murky dark brown in color with not much light getting through. No head at all. I small tart horse blanket and a hint of oak. Taste is fairly bitter and acidic due to Brett. The oak notes are a slightly woody presence at the front of the palate. The mouth is fairly carbonated, dry, and crisp.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Janis_Hoplin
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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