Crooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel Aged | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Crooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel AgedCrooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel Aged

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by dbc5 on 06-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 177
Reviews by dbc5:
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4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375 ml waxed bottle poured into Barley Creek wine glass.

A: Pours a deep brown with hints of ruby; very appealing color. Light only passes through the very edges of the glass. A slow to moderate pour yields a one finger, cream head that slowly recedes, leaving a barely present foam ring atop the glass. Mild lacing on the way down.

S: The aroma immediately lets you know this one is going to be tart. The nose leans more to the sour than funk. Dark fruits; cherries, plums, and raisins. There is also an interesting caramel aroma lingering in the background.

T: This is tart, a bit funky, and finishes dry, leaving your mouth watering. Tart fruits up front; plums was the first thing that came to mind. Finishes dry and the funk kicks in at the very back end. Picking up some wood in there as well.

M: I would call this a medium bodied sour. Carbonation is in the low to moderate range for the style.

O: This is the first Crooked Stave beer I've had the pleasure of enjoying and I am left supremely impressed. A fantastic sour. Highly recommended if you have the opportunity to try this one.

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500th Review

A - Dark brown like the color of soda with lots of carbonation to it 4

S - The nose is full of red wine and a dark tannin presence from the burgundy barrels. There is also dark cherry, light cinnamon, peach and a light booze presence

T - Really tart with lots of red wine up front. You can tell this was in a burgundy barrel with the big red wine and tannin presence. Really tart and lots of balsamic vinegar on the finish

M - Light body with good carbonation near the end. Definitely has some zip that remains in the finish as well

O - Another great sour from Crooked Stave that is loaded with red wine from the Burgundy and all the tannins

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375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish brown body. A few bubbles, but not much of a head. Thin collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Some deep dark cherry acidity. A little bit of vinegar. Lots of vanilla. Oak.

Taste - Some dark fruit sourness. Caramel. Vinegar sourness. Oak. Vanilla and bourbon are stronger in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Medium body. Medium sourness.

Overall - I love the bourbon barrel in this. Really adds a nice dimension.

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Crooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel Aged from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
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