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

Crooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel AgedCrooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel Aged
BA SCORE
96%
Liked This Beer
4.27 w/ 177 ratings
Crooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel AgedCrooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel Aged
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:
15
Ratings:
177
Liked:
170
Avg:
4.27/5
pDev:
7.96%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
26
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is special juice right here, its all the glory of normal origins, a world class burgundy sour with tons of cherry notes and lactic tartness, combined with leopold whiskey, some of the better stuff in Colorado. a little haze to the still looking deep ruby liquid, small tan head doesn't last. nose is less sour than the regular origins, the barrel has clearly mellowed this some. the acid is less too, but the richness is ramped right up. the cherries now take on a booze soaked property that seems fitting, and the oak from the barrel has put a little vanilla sweetness into a very tart beer, refining it beautifully. it tastes as sour as ever, but the acidity is cut, necessarily I think. the whiskey seems the right choice for this beer, which was already brimming with complexity, its now even more layered. crooked stave can really do no wrong by me, and when they do right, it looks something like this. a complete winner here, there should release this again in the future. more drinkable that regular origins too because of reduced acidity. I love everything about this beer, wish I could get my hands on some more.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -29.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

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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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Crooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel Aged from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 96% out of 100 with 177 ratings
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