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

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4.27/5
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178 Ratings
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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): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dbc5 on 06-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
178
pDev:
8.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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64
Gots:
26
Trade:
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Photo of stakem
3.64/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2013 vintage 375ml bottle into a snifter appears dark brown with a couple bubbles.

Nose is vinegar tang...acedic smelling and really nothing else.

Tastes sour with a sort of apple cider note and a bit of drying oak tannins.

Light in body and modestly carbonated. Its ok, I dont need to have it again.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kiki3drt292
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ludwigkpa
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hilgart1
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Floydster
3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle wax dipped

Appearance is dark brown with hints of red, one inch of off white head, no retention, no lacing

Smell is a mixed bag of cherries and berries, brettanomyces, balsamic vinegar, vanilla, honey, and oak

Taste is tart at first and fades into a whiskey bite in the finish, no real sweetness to balance things out, does not change all that much as it warms, more vanilla mixes in with the tart but hard to identify any one fruit in the sourness, needs more complexity

Mouthfeel was a bit heavy, some booze came through, carbonation was too low, not much bite

Overall this was not Crooked Stave's finest showing, the whiskey barrel helped make this more unique but the sourness was a bit overshadowed and did not have as much fruit character as a lot of their others do

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of samlongford
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gotti311
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of stevec32
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of vonnegut21
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Nuggetz
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jbaker67
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Deltoro
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%

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Crooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel Aged from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 178 ratings