Crooked Stave Persica is an American Wild Ale fermented with peaches in Oak. One of the many souvenirs from my recent trip to Colorado – and definitely the tastiest!!
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 375mL bottle into a Crooked Stave stemmed wine glass. Purchased at the brewery about a month ago.
Pours a sunny, straw yellow hazy, effervescent and fizzy body with a small white head that reduces quickly to leave no lacing and no retention. You could say it looks like peach juice once the head dies down.
Aromas are mesmerizing. Freshly cut peaches take center stage as do potent stone fruit aromas. A sweet, earthy, grassy fruitiness with some funkyness thrown in. You can tell it’s going to be acidic from the lactic aromas as well.
On the tongue is a delicious stone fruit medley. Sour peaches again take center stage, tart citrus, sour apple, white wine, very acidic but not overly, just enough. Light oak on the follow through, finished by a drying tartness that sticks on the tongue for a while. As far as mouthfeel, this is incredibly drinkable, it’s actually tough not to drink it in a couple gulps. Light crisp body with high carbonation.
Overall a definite masterpiece, up there with the big players IMO, comparable to Fuzzy with a little less funk.