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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Mebuzzard on 01-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
579
Reviews:
74
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
7.16%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
140
For Trade:
17
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Photo of N1Nkasi
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mantissa
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jadjunk
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Our homage to the history of barrel-aging and those who have influenced us along the way." Brewed in the style of an American Wild Ale aged in oak barrels. Available in 375ml. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 375ml. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp frothy head of a pale caramel-beige white tone over an assertively carbonated burgundy body with high clarity. Retention is above average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Moderate sourness and acidity with a malt backbone of smooth bread and caramel malts, softly doughy, slightly spicy oak tannins with a moderate drying effect. Potency is mild. 3.75

(Taste) Slightly more acidic sourness up front, mostly tart acidity, some moderate vinegar tanginess, giving way to a very clean and subtle dark malt body of light bread malts, dark fruit sugars and drying oak. This beer is notably dry on the finish and very clean otherwise, drinkable with an enjoyable level of residual sweetness on the back end. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, smooth, lightly viscous, moderately dry. Carbonation is medium, generating a light frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, shy of medium overall. Balance is moderately tangy and vinegar sourness over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) A very enjoyable traditional sour with lots of variety and depth to the souring character, with a clean but smooth and gently sweet malt backbone. I did not get much oak barrel character aside from a slightly dried out malt base and some gentle tannins that play well into this beer's flavor. Very enjoyable with a pleasing sour dimension; not very complex but nice subtleties which make for a quality, gentle sipping sour. 4

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project's
Origins: Burgundy Sour Ale Aged in Oak Barrels
3.93/5.00

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Photo of moose1980
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells like what one might imagine vinegar-soaked oak to be like. It's acidic, but less so than the raspberry version. Drinks like an Oud Bruin, a very good one.

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Photo of beergoot
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep, dark red copper color to the body; fair, light tan head. Sour cherry aroma; faint note of caramel; some woody hints bouncing around. Very sour cherry and red wine flavors; finishes with a lemon or lime character. Medium-heavy body; very tart and juicy.

This is a lovely wild ale, delivering some intense tart and sour pit fruit qualities. The burgundy barrel aging isn't too prominent, but it does bring some nice acidic, mouthwatering fermented fruit flavors to the palate.

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Photo of LAp
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark wood color with no head but trace lacing on the glass. Nose is brett and oak. Palate is clean, but deep and dark funk. Mouthfeel is a touch too watery. Overall, a solid sour, but not on par with the other offerings here today.

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Photo of drahodo
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a reddish brown color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of fruits and subtle caramel notes. This hits you with a sour, tart punch up front and adds a touch of sweet fruitiness.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark in color yet bright in taste, the sour beer that started the layered fruit series stands tall without any fruit additions and carrying its own sour, spice and fruit character. Crooked Stave releases this somewhat naked brew in all its tangy, tart and rustic glory.

Russet garnet and with a foggy tawny brown glow, the beer's scant eggshell froth swirls with a nutty, sour, cidery, winey, peppery twinge to the nose. Mild sweetness carries a toasty and nutty tone across the front of the tongue and awaits the beer's premiere sourness.

As the low lying sweetness lifts, the sourness rushes in. Dry cider, dry red wine, weathered limes and lemons, sour grape, gooseberry and crabapple begin to frame the beer's sour middle palate while its late taste is one of peppercorn, dark wood, charred toast and a slight mushroom gaminess.

Medium light in body, the beer's sharp sourness has the taste and texture trending dry, spicy and pleasantly tannic. A trailing drift of saddle leather and damp burlap give a sense of Belgianesque oud bruin but with the unique piquant sourness that this Colorado brewery brings.

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Photo of dar482
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrenihan
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose has oak, red wine, vanilla, blueberry. Flavour is similar. Oak and vanilla up front, red wine alongside. A bit sour, with a light dry funk in the finish. Nice stuff.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of junaman
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maximum12
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to CaptCleveland for this 375ML bottle that’s been sleeping in the fridge for most of its life. Time for a good winter cleaning.

The pour is a deep red with spare carbonation that fades faster than the memory of a bad gose. Smells like fruit & something that’s going to trigger my acid reflux disease. I hope my meds hold out.

Origins is grapey. Ever been to a grape stomp? I’ll be this tastes just like the stuff that’s ground into the bottom of the big oak containers by all the nice, clean bare feet. Strong oak, grape must, white grape juice, sharp plums, red wine vinegar. Acetic. Acidic? Acerbic? Dry. Half the bottle will do me fine.

Good.

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Photo of T_Hass
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMindbender
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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