Style: American Wild Ale

ABV: 4.5 IBU: 18.0

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Crooked Stave Sour Rose

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What the brewers say

“Wild ale fermented in oak with raspberries and blueberries.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Dry cider-like impression with a seedy and nutty character and just a hint of funk. Bright fruit flavors of raspberry and cherry that are well blended together. Very inviting.”

Flavor: “Upfront bright, almost lemony, acidity coupled with a raspberry tartness, but it doesn’t linger too long, encouraging further drinking. Slight malt notes and acidity washes most of ‘beer-like’ flavors. Very little funk. Finish is softly tart, not acetic, though the raspberries add a slightly astringent twang. Good carbonation makes it sparkle on the tongue.”

Overall: “Very nice balance of the sweetness and sour. Tasty and complex, but not overdone. The fruit adds a lot of interest, and the tartness balances very well with the underlying sourness in the beer.”

What our editors thought



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