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

BA SCORE
4.36/5
76 Ratings
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)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
7
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of darklordlager
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
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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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of brydeen
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed as part of Blind BIF round 8

A: Pours a very light orangish color. Light carbonation yielding little to no head.

S: Vinous, white wine, slight funk. An in identifiable sweetness present. Some sort of citrus fruit, but not sure what.

T: Lightly tart and acidic, but with a buttery sweetness. Chardonnay barrels perhaps? Quite tasty. Not quite sure if its one I've had before or not, but it's certainly Crooked Stave.

M: Light bodied and dryly crisp. Subtle carbonation.

O: Really tasty, and way to easy to drink. Tart, funky, and lightly fruity. Perfect on a hot evening.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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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