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Crooked Stave Waelzblood (Cheers! 2012)

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Formerly brewed at Crooked Stave
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Denver, Colorado USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Aged in NBB Love barrels with CO Peaches and Hibiscus. This beer is made as a one of a kind beer for the 2012 Cellar Reserve Members who joined again in 2013 as loyal members. To you we raise our glass and say, Cheers!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy ruby body with a spare white head. Aroma of berries, vinous, mildew, dried apricot, peach, and horseblanket. Tart presence upfront. Flavor of berries, hibiscus, rhubarb, oak, peach, and vanilla with a dry, moderately bitter, finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (658) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 27, 2014
375ml bottle thanks to Godfromanal, pours hazy pale reddish orange with a thin head. Nose is sour acidic funky citrus, peach, woody barrel. Taste is sharp acidic fruity peach, citrus, clementine. Finish is acidic sour, musty funk, woody fruit. The acidity has unfortunately taken over at this point, there are still some nice fruity flavors in there but the sour burn is a bit harsh.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lukaduke (2045) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 27, 2014
Botte shared thanks to JBPortland ! Pours a hazy pinkish peach color with some gaseous bubbles. Lots of acidity on this one, too much, the flavors are complex with some unripe peach, spicy earth, wet barrel funk, cranberry and lemon. Throat burner slowly warming the chest with just to much acetic reflux.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8397) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Tangy fruit aroma, woody. Taste sour fruit and woody finish. High on the tangy range. A sipper. Well made.Redish orange colour with no head.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jcartamdg (1876) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Pours a hazy pinkish orange with no head. Aroma of, passion fruit, star fruit, peaches and mangos. Taste is tart, lots of tropical fruit, oak, very sour yet so complex.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Reddish pour with a pink tinged head. Berries, hibiscus, lemons, unripe stone fruit, yeast, leather, Brett. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 375ml bottle courtesy of my 2012 Crooked Stave Membership. Courtesy ship by adnielsen. Thanks, dude. opened in honor of reaching 800 Sourhead ticks (Which may change at any given time.. but Iíve marked the original occasion). Pours a rich dark reddish orange hue, a decent haziness, the hibiscus red deep glow is pretty, throws a darkness but striking color. Lively carbonation keeps on with a loose whitish head atop. Stays as a mellow ring, laces small. Aromas show potent sourness, red fruit, cherries, hibiscus, and rich lemony lactic vibe. Quickly sour peaches come on, big fruity acidity, lactic life is potent. Some more cherries, lemon, yogurt and a bit acedic. Firmer oak as we settle in, it warms a bit more, rich grapefruit juice presence. Wow, thatís sour. Initial is a bit more reasonable, showing some nice hibiscus and sweeter peaches up front. Firmer to decent sourness starts to hit, a bit sweet the crab apples, sweet and tart peaches meet in. Touches of cherry, sour melon and richer yogurty presence hit, smoothing this out but still giving a nice sour vibe. Firmer oak starts to hit, vanillin and wet wood hit the palate, a touch tannic, softening that sour blow a touch though. Some touches of sour candy, the backend gets a bit acedic and plays a little rough. Strong lactic sourness overruns and hits hard. Tart fruit, hibiscus, and citrus. The strike dies down a bit, show a bit more peach, cherry, and dominant yogurty feel once you get past that strike. Some softness, more natural yogurt, oak meld together. Potently sour at times, a bit softened at others. The peaches are almost a bit sweet and not quite the blast point here. Rich lactic presence, some gentle carbonation is a bit fuzzy on the lips, good grapefruit juicy life, working well with that sourness. As that stronger hibiscus tartness, sourness from the front dies off a bit, a gentle spice, a bit cidery is a good descriptor, strong lactic quality really does taper out. This is tasty but intense. I quite enjoyed it. Give the Sourheads what they want.. that is certainly what you got. Nose could probably be pegged as wafting in and out of harsh at times, but the beer is delicious and intense.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2013
375ml bottle. Courtesy of Tom... Pours a fairly vivid medium raspberry hue and topped with a thin soapy head... Aroma of sharp peachy apricot. Canít say much hibiscus but there is an added quality... Huge sour presence, almost acidic big on lactic, peachy mild berry, puckerish. Just shy of medium bodied with semi-prickly carbonation. Full-on sour right here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6070) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pour out of bottle at Sourfest, clear reddish-pink pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of big tart berry, hibiscus, some peach, apricot notes in there, slight spice, hints of funk, lemon, and bretty notes as well. Taste is a nice mix of floral, fruity and herbal notes, with hibiscus, oak, slight peach, berry notes, hints of brett, funk, and a nice lemony tartness, finishing bitter, dry and tart. At this point it was still not very carbonated, but it was very tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Had at Denver Rare Beer Tasting V, had a great grapefruit like pour and had peach flesh taste, super sour.


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