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Origins | 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): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#821
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
596
pDev:
6.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
141
Trade:
17
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Photo of Griphon
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrfehon33
3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of a77cj7
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bitterbill
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours brownish red, good head of foam and lacing. Smells of tart cherries, wood, some malty notes of light toasted bread and caramel, vinous. Sour cherries, acetic acid, vinous, but with a malt kick. Finishes woody and very dry. I am glad that I bought this rather expensive 750ml. ~$30.

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Photo of Benish
3.67/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of golf4collet
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Derek
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csmrx7
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

3.5/5: Shows nuance, but perhaps it's too restrained in flavor? Very food friendly, though

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Photo of zimm421
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rizzy17
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mantissa
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jadjunk
3.93/5  rDev -8%
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 0%
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 -6.1%
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 -4.2%
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 -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Origins from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 596 ratings
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