Crooked Stave Surette Reserva (Chardonnay Barrel)
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Wild Ale
4.37 | pDev: 7.78%
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.83/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy white head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart with malt, grain, butter, and white wine aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Apr 08, 2013
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

2.77/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy golden color ale with a small white foamy head with limited retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of tart notes with light vinous notes also noticeable. Taste is a bit of a mess with limited cohesion and no sense of direction. Tart notes are easily distinguishable with Chardonnay notes not nearly as noticeable. Body is light with very low carbonation. I either got a bad bottle and just don’t enjoy this beer.

May 17, 2014
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Incredible smooth and drinkable. Unique pleasurable aroma, yes white wine, saison, spice.Tart fruit and well controlled. A world of lace, white head on peachy golden body. A little spice heat burn on finish.
Thanks Jason Bach for this expensive little diamond.

Mar 01, 2013
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blackie from Oregon

4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft serving at the old taproom into a snifter, reviewed from notes. Hazy, yellow to orange in color with a light, fading head. Tart green fruits - grape, citrus, apple - make for an acidic character with a lightly flavored malt backbone. Dry with touches of oak. Moderate carbonation with a crisp, lighter mouthfeel. Hay, bread, lemon. Quite simple and refreshingly tart.

Dec 13, 2013
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Mebuzzard from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Jul 24, 2013
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doremite from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Jun 24, 2013
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biertrinkenja from California

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Apr 24, 2014
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claspada from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.5%

Jul 12, 2013
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%

Aug 08, 2013
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Kenai4 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

May 06, 2014
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darklordlager from Wisconsin

4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow...just wow. As a member of the 1st CS Reserve Society that did not renew, I am kicking myself right now. Been letting this beer sit in the cellar until now...

Bam! Fresh citrus fruit, melon, oak, funk...complex, delicious.

Great finish, as the flavor never really dissipates and goes on and on. Does not have the "cheesy"/vomit character that some CS beers do. Very clean and crisp, yet funky, complex and fruity. Not overly sour, just the right amount to give a pucker and keep one coming back for more.

Well done...really, this is a phenomenal beer.

Nov 13, 2013
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MinorThreat from Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +3%

Aug 17, 2013
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SPRichard from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3%

Jun 25, 2013
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buffs9 from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3%

Jul 17, 2013
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Kuemmelbrau from Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +3%

Aug 15, 2013
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Thorpe429 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Apr 03, 2013
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Gonzoillini from Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.5%

Mar 19, 2013
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Greenplastic615 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.4%

Mar 10, 2013
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wethorseblanket from California

4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 01, 2015
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GRG1313 from California

4/5  rDev -8.5%

Jul 07, 2013
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sirsteve42 from New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Jun 24, 2013
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funkyaudio from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Apr 16, 2014
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Sean9689 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.5%

May 07, 2013
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bauermj from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Nov 08, 2013
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drummermattie02 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Aug 20, 2013
Crooked Stave Surette Reserva (Chardonnay Barrel) from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 76 ratings