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

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Added by Mebuzzard on 01-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
586
Reviews:
74
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
7.16%
 
 
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100
Gots:
141
For Trade:
17
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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Raziel313
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very solid dark sour. Just nothing interesting. Very average. Tastes like a red flanders style

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Photo of Adamostella
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Comiha
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Crookdrain
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of DonFrap
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
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 stakem
3.52/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml poured into snifter. The brew appears a dark burnt copper to mahogany color with big bubbly off-white cap.

The smell is fruity alcohol mixed with lemon and a soft oakiness like vanilla. In the back is a noticeable amount of mineral character.

The taste is lemony tart with oak and vanilla. Just like the nose, a noticeable amount of mineral flavoring is present across the finish.

This is light bodied and moderately carbonated. Overall not bad but not that great either. Im really not sure what this mineral thing is that seems common across each the crooked stave beers ive tried recently.

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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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3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Older batches are better, fell of around batch 3

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3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2015-12-11
375ml bottle served in a pair of Georgetown samplers. 11/2014 Batch 4.

Pours translucent reddish brown with very little head and very little carbonation. Smell is tart and oaky, dark fruit, but mild.

Taste is very tart, sweet tart but not very sweet. Tasty, but not much detectable character to it.

Mouthfeel is super dry, cottonmouthy. Overall, pretty good, but not great.

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3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raj
3.69/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Batch 4, 11/2014, consumed 1/31/16. Aged room temp, consumed 50F

A: dark brown, opaque red highlights, wispy khaki colored head that quickly dissipates.
S: a little muted at first, may have been a little cold. Once it warmed get a lot of of tart dark fruit- red apple and cherry skins, sour plum, malt, caramel, wood
T: Tart upfront but there balanced by some sweet. Sour dark fruit continues with red apple, sour cherry, slight fig notes. Also some sweet caramel and wood. The flavor was a little muddy when cold, but felt more integrated with bright fruit flavor as it warmed up. Some wood notes towards to the finish.
M: Medium, a little carbonation at first but flat by the end of the glass
O: Decent flanders style / sour brown ale but nothing special. I wish the tart fruit flavors were brighter, but this may be related to aging. Compared to some of the my favorite beers in this style (La Folie, Rodenbach grand cru) the flavor was a little muddy and lacked barrel character.

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3.7/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of ArrogantB
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle batch 2 $11.99. Burgundy color with a decent head at first. Looks just fine. Aroma is pretty nice, oak, wood, vinegar (in a good way of course). The flavor is not as good as the aroma, slightly sour, touch of barrel, slightest hint of a milkiness. Overall this is a fine enough beer but at this price point I expect a lot more. When I pay $11-$14 for a Russian River beer I am wowed just about every time despite having had the beer before multiple times. This didn't move me and for $12 it really should. The hardest part for me us that WWBV and WWBI did wow me and they cost less money.

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Photo of jrob21
3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of SourAddict
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of BeersAndBears
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of vissai
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of CypherEnigma
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Jeckel
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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Origins from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
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