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:
Burgundy sour ale aged in oak barrels.

Added by Mebuzzard on 01-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#908
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
606
pDev:
6.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of homebrew311
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at the Crooked Stave tap room. Appearance is a dark burgundy (imagine that!) with razor thin head and spotty lacing. Nose features deliciously tart notes of balsamic vinegar and oak with light waves of cherry and vanilla. Taste is very tart on the tip of the tongue and is followed by delicate fruity notes, rounded out by vanilla and oak. Mouthfeel is moderate with somewhat low carbonation. Overall, another delightful sour from Crooked Stave.

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Photo of NJBeer265
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Danny1217
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zimm421
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Damian
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Drank from a 375 ml (12.7 fl oz) bottle purchased at CT Beverage Mart, Newington, CT
11/2014 Batch 4
Served in a tulip

Ruddy, dark crimson mahogany appearance. With an aggressive pour, a foamy, one-finger tall, khaki colored crown topped the liquid. The head dropped fairly quickly to a bubbly cap. Odd shaped patches of lacing trickled all along the glass.

Oaky, vinous notes came through strong in the nose. Very grape-y. A crisp, Belgian yeastiness was apparent. Dry and moderately tart. Sour cherry notes were detectible. There was a slight sweetness as well. Hint of cola and dark fruits. Nice balance of sweet-tart and quite interesting overall.

The flavor profile was much more tart and dry than I was anticipating. Big lactic like sourness up front. Super crisp and tart. Really oaky and dry. Loads of red wine and red wine vinegar. Hefty dose of lemon and rind-like pith. Quite acidic. The beer finished with even more sourness, oaky tannins and acidity.

The mouthfeel was surprisingly thin. Crisp, light and sprightly on the palate. Snappy and dry. Hugely acidic. By the drink's end, I could feel the enamel being stripped from my teeth.

Crooked Stave's Origins reminded me of a cross between a really tart and dry American wild ale and a Flemish red ale. Although I really liked the nose on this, the flavor profile was a bit too sharp for my palate. However, I could see fans of super sour beers going crazy over this.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bilco
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TomMorris
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dheldman
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveHack
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Beervana
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of South2NW
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aquazr1
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks trxxpaxxs for sharing this bottle

The beer pours a dark brown with flecks of ruby in the light and a thin tan head. The nose is potent and distinct - slightly molassesy with some acetone and funk. The taste is definitely a fully torqued sour with great acetone fruity ester sweetness. The mouthfeel is a light medium bodied, semi-dry, with a sour lingering aftertaste, but not as drinkable as I'd hoped for. This beer met my expectations for a crooked stave sour and was a tad different than many other sours.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CSO
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GABrew
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Origins from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 606 ratings