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Crooked Stave Surette Reserva (Chardonnay Barrel)

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy golden color ale with a small white foamy head with limited retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma of tart notes with light vinous notes also noticeable. Taste is a bit of a mess with limited cohesion and no sense of direction. Tart notes are easily distinguishable with Chardonnay notes not nearly as noticeable. Body is light with very low carbonation. I either got a bad bottle and just don’t enjoy this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (796) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Tasted from bottle last April. Pours a golden yellow, semi filtered. Aroma of wild yeast but a very clean aroma. Big carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of funky ass chardonnay wild yeast, green grapes, beyond sour apple. Overall very drinkable but sour like lemon and yeasty craziness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3102) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle shared by tom10101. Slightly hazy orange with thin white head that recedes into a lasting ring of foam. Aroma is oak, butter, some fruits (pears) and bugs. Chardonnay barrels may have contributed to the butter/vanilla aromas. Taste has some lemons, wood and the acidity is mostly acetic. Good mouthfeel presence. Somewhat distracted from the butter and acetic, an above average american sour nonetheless. Too bad they couldn’t reproduce the citric pungent sourness from their version aged in Leopold peach whiskey barrels.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2813) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle (375 ml). Thanks to Scott for this one! Hazy orange with a small white head and good sticky lacing. Aroma is of winey notes, butter, acetic notes, light funk, vanilla/oak and light spices. Taste is also buttery with oak/vanilla, Chardonnay, slight acetic presence and some funk. Medium body. Low carbonation. Winey mouthfeel. Good Sour, but a tad too buttery. Not as fun as their Leopold Peach Whiskey barrel-aged Sours, but still a very good one. Complex.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a smaller sized head. Wood, vinous (especially in the tastes), funky, vanilla, citrus, and some lighter spices.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
deekyn (1191) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 A - pours hazy honey orange with no head at all. Some sticky lacing. S - wow this smells sour. Vinegar, tart lemons, acetic notes. Nice tart orange, lemon bars (crispy pie crust notes) and Chardonnay. M - very low carb. Very tart right up front, smooths out real quick. Nice balanced middle and end, tart, sweet, funky. Slightly sticky end. T - Fruit forward. Nice tart lacto, lemon juice and tangerines up front. Palate is rich desserty lemon bars, pie crust. End is citrusy (grapefruit) and funky, with nice mustiness and horse blanket. Chardonnay and white grape juice throughout. O - this is definitely my favorite stave so far. So much more mellow than the others. Tart, fruity, funky, sweet. A really nice wild. 4.5

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3228) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle split with Alan and Keith, pours hazy golden with light head and not much lacing. Aromas and taste of buttery oak, chardonnay, pineapple, lemons, tart cherry, lactic funk, and salty brett. Light to medium carb and body. Great b.a. saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8444) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 9, 2013
375mL thanks to unclerudy. Pours low haze orange, weak foam. Low carbonation. Spotty lace. Nose is quite salty, mild impending Acetic acid, buttery chardonnay oaked. Taste is fruity, fresh orange and pineapple, quite a lot of buttery creamy chardonnay barrel. Hints of acetic acid, but not nearly as aggressively sour as the Oculus Dexter. Juicy, salty aftertaste. Another impressive sour from CS.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
375 ml bottle a gift from my friend the Ratman! Nose is light funky and tart with a fruity sweetness and a bit of lactic acid and oak. Murky orange tinged yellow (almost the same shade as the clear Coronado Idiot I drank just before this) with a small yellow tinged head. Flavor is lightly tart and hoseblanket with a some citric lemony notes and a sharp finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
Foggy gold with a very thin white head. Aroma is tart, horseblanket, dried fruit. Taste is tart, a bit earthy, nice body with fruit.


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