Crooked Stave Surette Reserva (Leopold Peach Whiskey Barrel)

3.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20

adamjackson (1319) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – JUN 24, 2013

 Cellar Reserve ’13 Release. Enjoyed at 60F in a stemmed wine glass.
A – Appearance is cloudy and burnt orange. Nice 2 finger head, sticky lacing throughout.
S – Nose has oranges, cloves, lacto yeast and other citrus notes. There’s a lot of funk with some lemon peel and ropey qualities and just a hint of tropical notes.
T – Taste big and dry. Starts sweet and citrus like, taste up front is very similar to a Gueuze. In the middle, you get a big oaky sour taste with orange peel. The finish is a boozy, bourbon taste and burn. It tastes like a 10% beer and not a 7% beer.
M – Dry, smooth, medium body, really fills the mouth with carbonation
O – Overall, it’s drinkable and delicious but the whiskey comes through very strong. I might like the standard version more if it was as sour as this. I have 3 more of these so maybe I’lll wait a bit before cracking the rest open. I love the Gueuze like qualities in this beer but the whiskey is something added that doesn’t need to be there.
Crooked Stave Surette Reserva (Leopold Peach Whiskey Barrel)
Crooked Stave Surette Reserva (Leopold Peach Whiskey Barrel)
Crooked Stave Surette Reserva (Leopold Peach Whiskey Barrel)