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Crooked Stave “Fertile Soil”
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project - Fort Collins, Colorado USA
Belgian Pale Ale (ABV 7%)

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 16/20

The pour was a hazy medium honey orange with a large (2-3 finger) white rocky head that diminished slightly, but lasted throughout and had some really good sticky lacing.

The aroma was a bit funky with floral and grassy hops, a grain malt and a sweaty yeast with notes of citrus, apricot, pineapple, a bit of banana and a mild sourness.

The taste was malty sweet and fruity with hints of apricot and banana at first and mildly hoppy with a slight funk and sourness towards the finish with some nice citrus notes at the end. The flavor lingered for a nice long while after the swallow allowing for the fruity hoppy flavor to take hold.

Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and a little dry in texture with a somewhat medium carbonation.

Overall a uniquely flavorful brew that had fruit, hops and a sour funk taste all blending together, creating a wonderful drinking experience.

Sampled: 1/14/2012

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