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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

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Added by Mebuzzard on 01-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#821
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
594
pDev:
6.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap for Beachwood Sour Fest at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, fruit, vinegar, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer great sour flavors but the smell is slightly better in my opinion.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a reddish brown color with a scattered lacing and retention. The smell of the beer is a bit funky on the nose, hits of cherry on the nose as well. The taste of the beer is slightly sour, some natural wood flavors with a dry finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a nice carbonation. Overall is a good brew, not super impressed but really nice to try.

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4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy dark red in color with some brownish hues. It poured with a thin head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose.
T: The taste very much follows the smell, except that the sour flavors are a little more pronounced and there are some hints of vinegar.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation. Slight bits of tartness are noticeable.
O: This beer reminds me a little like a Flanders Red Ale and it is very pleasant to sip.

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4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
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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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The brownish colored liquid with ruby highlights arrives capped by a modest head that leaves a streak or two behind

Smell: Sour grape elements with oak in the background

Taste: Grape flavors, up front, with a growing sour lacto character that brings a cherry aspect into the picture; after the swallow, there is a dry but acetic finish that adds an oaky element

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation and a nice pucker

Overall: The beer brings a nice blend of wine elements from the Burgundy barrel; the barrel treatment is subtle but very good

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Origins from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 594 ratings
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