Crooked Stave Progenitor – Sour / Wild Ale at 6.2% ABV

Crooked Stave Progenitor Sour / Wild Ale at 6.2% ABV (US$7.99 at Knightly Spirits Orange Blossom Trail, 375 ml, packaged on 1-Feb-2016, acquired 15-May-2017, reviewed 16-Mar-2018)

Appearance: clear pale gold with two fingers of rocky pale ivory head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: lactic tart, vinous white grape, doughy yeast, green apple, white pepper, mild earthy funk. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, low bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry light funky tart finish. (4/5)

Solidly done, and pretty fault-free, so I can’t help but give it the appropriate score. But, and I can’t quite put my finger on it, there’s a certain something missing. Somehow, it’s just not exciting. Dunno how it can simultaneously be world-class, yet something I wouldn’t bother with again, but there you go. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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