Crooked Stave Surette Reserva (Chardonnay Barrel) | 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): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Sammy on 03-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
76
pDev:
7.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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93
Gots:
7
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 9
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4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.83/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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2.77/5  rDev -36.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle opened on 6.25.13

A - Pours a clody, medium orange with a red tint and a fizz light tan head that fades very fast.

S - Strong chardonnay, acid wood barrel, some apple/pear fruit.

T - Lots of chardonnay wine barrel, but also lots of layers of peach, apple, pear, wow! Great, but seems to get weaker as I drink it done.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body, tart.

O -Layers hiding under the wine barrel, fruits come out early with a touch of tartness, but fade later on.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Crooked Stave Surette Reserva (Chardonnay Barrel) from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 76 ratings
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