Surette Reserva Peach Whiskey Barrel Aged | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Surette Reserva Peach Whiskey Barrel AgedSurette Reserva Peach Whiskey Barrel Aged

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Clonies720 on 06-12-2013

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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

Appearance: Pours a hazy, golden orange color. 2-finger creamy off-white head.

Smell: Spices, peaches, whiskey, and a pleasant earthiness.

Taste: Starts off with a big mouthful of delicious peaches. Then it transforms into a slightly spicy rye whiskey flavor. More soft earthiness. Peaches in the finish. Saison-like.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation. Medium bodied. It glides gracefully across my tongue. It’s wet and refreshing. Finishes semi-sweet.

Overall: A delicious beer. There’s definitely room for improvement though. I’d like to see a greater concentration of flavors that work in tandem, a slightly higher carbonation, and maybe even the addition of actual peaches into the aging barrels.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Hazy orange / nectarine with peach overtones. Beer has a glow to it. Not much of a white head to it.

S - Sweet peach, light lactic acid, light Brett, the peach is big juicy and sweet with a strong presence here. Light peach schnapps near the backend

T - Tart up front with lemon and oak. Light lactic acid. There is a big Brett and blue cheese funk that comes near the middle. The boozy schnapps aspect comes near the end and gives the beer a slight warming presence. The peach comes in here as well to provide a nice fruit sweetness that balances well with the tartness. The beer is slightly hot as it warms up which gives it a slight alcoholic presence

M - Soft beer with good amount of carbonation in the middle. Slightly astringent from the booze and dry from the funk

O - A nice peach wild ale that brings a good juicy peach with light tartness and the strong Brett we expect from Surette. The whiskey barrels this was aged in brings a slight peach schnapps flavor and light heat

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3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a plastic cup.

Appearance - Deep burnt orange. Small white head. Not much after a while.

Smell - Whiskey and some fruitiness. Peach, but I don't know that I'd pick it out independent of the label. Some alcohol. Vanilla and some caramel malt.

Taste - Whiskey and the peach is significantly more prominent. Caramel malt. Alcohol. Vanilla and oak. Slight tartness.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Booze. Medium body.

Overall - Complex beer. Not much of the saison back there, but the barrel is fascinating.

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4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 30/APR/2013. Poured in to snifter.

A - Opaque hazy bright orange colour with a thin layer of off-white head.

S - Big oak aroma with lighter sour notes. Bread, apple, peach and spice.

T - Tart with a big oak presence and just enough whiskey presence. Bread, spice and hints of apple and peach.

M - Medium body. Dry. Moderate carbonation.

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4.69/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Reviewing the Leopold Bros Peach Whiskey Barrel-Aged Surette Reserva from the Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project out of Denver, Colorado.

Score: 96

April 30, 2013 vintage bottle served in a Only Void snifter and enjoyed on 08/22/13.

Appearance: Pours a lovely orange color honey color with less than a finger of white head that settles to a nice layer atop the glass. Spectacular lacing and retention. A wall of froth sticks to the side of the glass like a suction cup. 4.75/5

Smell: Juicy peaches, vanilla-y oak and hay/straw, rounded out by a dash of lacto and young, musty funk. The funk is very very subtle, and acts as a nice, soft accent to the aroma. The citrus juiciness is quite enticing, and practically triggers a salivating response. Notes of lemon zest too. 4.75/5

Taste: Really lovely and flavorful tart and juicy citrus upfront rounded out by barrel character and subtle funk. The lemon zest is more pronounced on the palate than it was in the nose. The peach/lemon combo hits you nice on the front of the tongue with a tartness that is lively, but not pucker-inducing. Then hay/straw on the midpalate, followed by oak and earthy lacto/brett in the finish. Has a nice lemony-peach brett flavored linger that is not intense, but sticks around nicely. The lingering flavor reminds me of a much more subtle and less tart, peach-infused L'Brett D'or. I really like how flavorful and juicy this brew is without being overly "intense" or wrecking the palate with harsh or extreme flavors. The complexities here are masterfully integrated, and the light funky character works well. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied, low carbonation. Has a little zesty kick for being a saison, but it is not remotely pucker-inducingly tart. Juicy mouthfeel. This drinks like a delicious, fermented lemonade. 4/5

Overall: Another knock out sour from Crooked Stave, who is absolutely on fire right now. I enjoyed the base beer thoroughly, but this barrel treatment is a truly remarkable improvement. Seek this one out while you still can.

Cost: $10 for a 375 ml bottle.

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