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Crooked Stave Surette Reserva (Leopold Peach Whiskey Barrel)

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Surette Reserva aged in Leopold Bros. Peach Whiskey Barrels


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is peach, oak, funk. Thin mouthfeel with light peach, funk, oak, and light sourness. Good

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (695) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
375 ml bottle. Aroma has a moderate barrel character with noticeable whiskey and fruit. Moderately strong overripe stone fruit character with hints of red apple and citrus. Moderate spicy phenolic notes of grains of paradise and pink peppercorn. Light malt notes of lightly toasted bread hiding in the background. Pours a cloudy, orange-brown with a somewhat small, fairly thin, white head that displays average retention as it recedes to the edges where it lingers. Flavor has a light acidity with quite a bit of fruitiness. Lots of overripe stone fruit, apples and pears with hints of citrus and pineapple. Light oak and whiskey notes, not as prevalent as in the aroma. Faint, lightly toasted bread and crackers. Medium notes of grains of paradise and lighter notes of pink and white peppercorns. Medium low bitterness with a touch of alcohol in the finish. Overripe pears, stone fruit and citrus linger in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice beer. The barrel adds some nice fruit character with a lot of overripe stone fruit along with some light oak and whiskey notes; the stone fruit really compliments the farmhouse yeast notes. Medium light phenolics and bitterness balances out the fruit notes. Light acidity and alcohol adds complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3847) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2014
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of sourness, whiskey and oak, the pale and light malts, some fruits, and some light floral notes. Flavor the same with nice blend of Surette and the oak and whiskey. Average texture. A really cool beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 011: Crooked Stave-tastic 01 on 05/02/2014. Clear orange-gold color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of peaches and tangerines, with a touch of funk and oak. Medium-bodied with flavors of raw peaches, oak, funky citrus and bourbon. The finish is fruity with an oak and peach aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10735) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks, Jake. Clear golden pour with a finger of white foam. Nose is tart lemon juice and underripe peach. Green grapes, oak, and a slight damp funkiness. Really nice and bright acidity to the taste. Plenty of green grapes, lemon, and peach. Sour stone fruit, oak, and a dry, leather note. A touch of mineral oil. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8332) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
[ Bottle ][ vacax ][ 375ml ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> Thanks Jake for the share. Pours full haze golden with medium white foam. Nose is excellent house CS funk, juicy nectarine, sweet rolls, dough. Taste is spicy fruit leather, saltwater, nectarine juice. Bright lemon and salty peach. Delish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (733) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 4, 2014
375ml bottle pours hazy golden orange with a finger of head. Nose is musty peach, apricot, funk, oak, subtle tartness. Taste is juciy peach liquor, citrus, almond shavings, damp woody funk, basement. Finish is smooth fruity peach, round mildy boozy mouthfeel, touches of grain, not a lot of tartness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2513) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle shared at westmeister’s. Peach aromas and flavors. Whiskey and wood sneak through to the palate as well. These flavors are confilcting somewhat and the bitter peach does not meld too well with the smooth whiskey. Points for uniqueness but the end result didn’t quite come together for me perfectly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1723) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2014
Cumming Ga Tasting. Thanks jrob21 for providing this one. Quite the unique brew here. Oak, peach, bourbon, fruit, light funk, apricot, spice. Some of the flavors are a bit conflicting, but overall this is a nice sour with an interesting twist.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricTeusink (679) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Forsyth County Bumble Tasting. Scent is more earth and citrus without much bourbon. Bourbon is noticeable in the flavor, and, surprisingly, blended well. Darker clear pear with small white head. Medium carbonation on medium light body. Bottle - Shared at Tasting


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