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Crooked Stave Pure Guava Petite Sour - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

Crooked Stave Pure Guava Petite SourCrooked Stave Pure Guava Petite Sour

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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 22.03%


Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pkeigs on 08-02-2011)
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Reviews by pkeigs:
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pkeigs

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pure Guava is a nice American Wild Ale, brewed with an entirely new process. Although the first samples poured at different festivals smelled like Butyric acid, the bottles are tasting fabulous right now. The brett has really gone to work on the acids that were left, and it is starting to smell entirely of tropical fruit, a little barnyard funk and some oak. The best pour comes with the most yeast. I am a big fan of this brett strain! The taste continues from the aroma but has a very nice lactic acid tartness to it, the brett still comes through and adds some nice complexity to the beer. Finishes out nice and clean, with more of the sour. I really think this beer is going to age incredibly, after tasting a bottle 6 weeks ago, and letting them sit in my cellar the beer has changed 10 fold.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 15:53:58 | More by pkeigs
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-21-2014 05:11:52 | More by afsdan
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Vermont

1.75/5  rDev -49.3%

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Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

11-13-2013 02:11:47 | More by jaydoc
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Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

11-01-2013 20:49:21 | More by rowingbrewer
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moonknight31

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

09-06-2013 04:16:39 | More by moonknight31
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-30-2013 02:02:25 | More by ElGallo
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New Mexico

4/5  rDev +15.9%

08-20-2013 20:57:56 | More by Beerandboards
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-17-2013 16:21:12 | More by JAHMUR
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

04-26-2013 02:49:14 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

03-31-2013 16:57:12 | More by spycow
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RoninTK3

New Hampshire

3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Orange/yellow with a ton of head that dissipates fairly quickly.

S - A lot of people complain about the smell of this one, but I didn't find it objectionable at all. Tartness and tropical fruit with a hint of funk.

T - Not a ton of flavor. A bit of tartness with quite a bit of guava and apple. Some funkiness. Kind of a weird aftertaste, but this is definitely where the fruit comes out. Very light beer.

M - Very light and crisp. A lot of carbonation.

Don't see the complaints about this beer. It's a light, refreshing sour that would be great on a warm summer day. Not a whole ton going on, but I definitely like this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 03:59:24 | More by RoninTK3
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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-24-2013 03:50:12 | More by Seanniek91
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

03-03-2013 14:02:31 | More by makdeco
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Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared by Sammy, Batch 5/11 - bottle 1687/1765. 750ml into a tulip

Hazy orange, with a huge white head (bottle was a gusher). Huge white head, great lace and retention. Nose of nail polish, bubble gum, hydrochloric acid/vomit, funk and tropical notes. Tastes of bubble gum, tropical fruits and loads of acidity, lactic predominantly I think but the puke-y hydrochloric acid prevails as well. High effervescence, and sour finish. A palate wrecker, some certainly undesirable notes here.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 21:07:20 | More by liamt07
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from JMBSH, from 1.5 years ago. It seems from comments people had some bad luck storing this beer, or receiving bottles not properly sealed. I had none of that. While we got some initial nail polish aroma,, I found the yeast aroma to be fine. A nice sour, great carbonation with honeydew, cucumber, lime, fruity kiwi. A very tasty sour finish. Enormous bubbly creamy head.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 14:16:39 | More by Sammy
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New York

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1/5  rDev -71%

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3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 12.8.12

A - Gusher! Pours a hazy light cider brown with a very fizzy light tan head that fades pretty rapidly.

S - Funky, fruity, some barnyard funk.

T - Mild guava, earthy, dirt, horseblanket, tart finish.

D - Tons of carbonation and a light body.

O - Very fruity on the nose, more tart and mild on the tongue. Good thing because Guava tastes like puke.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 06:37:01 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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California

2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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womencantsail

California

2.6/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

The beer pours a cloudy orange color with a tall white head. Super cheesy on the nose. Smells quite a bit like the powdered parmesan cheese. A bit of guava and tartness, but it’s hard to get past the cheese. The flavor isn’t quite as cheesy, but it’s still there. A bit more guava, malt, wood, and tartness, but not enough to save this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 19:04:56 | More by womencantsail
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Crooked Stave Pure Guava Petite Sour from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
79 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.