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Origins | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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BA SCORE
4.27/5
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594 Ratings
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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
 
 
Wants:
99
Gots:
143
Trade:
17
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Ratings: 594 |  Reviews: 75
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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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Photo of dar482
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrenihan
4.1/5  rDev -4%
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 -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of junaman
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maximum12
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
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 -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of xtonytx
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMindbender
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aisha
2.75/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of liquorpig
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

A 375ml bottle from batch #5, bottled in May 2015, and poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.

Appearance: It poured a clear but dark burgundy reddish brown colour with a one finger beige head that had decent retention and left spotty lacing.

Aroma: Fruity grape, red wine, blackberries and cherries. Lightly tart with hints of oak.

Taste: Sour and tart, fruity grape, cherry and red wine with a touch of lemon, oak and vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Nice, balanced and easy to drink.

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Photo of invalid665
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtk21351
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Blazer22
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of durlta
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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