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

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 21.57%
Wants: 49
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: pkeigs on 08-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.22/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color, highly carbonated(this was a gusher out of the bottle) crazy head that disapates completely within a minute. Aroma of funk, tropical and citrus fruits, I do smell guava, crazy after reading that there is no fruit in this beer at all just the fruitiness of the yeast. Taste follows the nose, a bit spicy but not black pepper spice, more acidic and citrusy. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, I feel a little less carbonation may showcase this beer a little better but overall this beer rocks, I'm glad I got to try it!!!

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4.2/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

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4.17/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 8/24/11.

Poured in to a tulip. Hazy copper body. 4 finger, foamy head settles to about 1 finger.

Aroma had strong guava and tropical fruit. Some notes of Brett and a sharp tartness. Mild earthyness. Some light maltiness.

Taste had a sharp tartness but enjoyable. Some mild acidity. Good guava flavor upfront followed with a mellow malt sweetness. Some musty/funky notes from Brett are present, although light. Citrusy and a little bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel had light body and high carbonation. Super dry finish.

Overally a nice sour. Good tropical and fruit notes makes it a great warm weather beer. Low abv as well. Reading a bit about the beer before made me a little nervous to try since the reviews were hit and miss. I was happy to receive a quality product.

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4.12/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip, thanks Mark for sharing this one!

Hazy saturated orange gold, rising carb trails, a little bit of sticky lacing around the edges.

Earthy fruity guava aroma, some moderate acidity and a light dusty sweetness. Complex, fruity, fresh and pleasant.

Comes off a little bit thin at first, crisp and acidic, very fruit forward with guava and lime, with a lightly earthy undertone of coriander in the finish. Body is light and carbonation is relatively moderate. A very drinkable fruited wild ale, great when paired with food, as it has a nice light acidity that scrubs the palate clean. Comes across a bit like a sour tropical witbier if you use your imagination.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pure Guava pours a cloudy orange color with a quickly dissipating head of small white bubbles.

When this beer is poured cold there is a faint smell of vomit which comes from the use of butyric acid. For those of you who attended Avery Sour Ale Festival, this was the “vomit beer.” It is astonishing how much this beer has grown and developed since then. As the beer warms, the vomit smell abates and gives way to tropical fruits; guava, apricot, pear, Brettanomyces funk, some sour, oak, and hay. Also, a little swirl really helps the aroma.

Flavor starts with guava, grapefruit, apricot, barnyard funk and an ever so pleasant, not overpowering tart sourness.

It is medium bodied and stays true to its’ ABV: it is a light, refreshing, sessionable sour.

Overall, Chad Yakobsen is killing it. Any Crooked Stave you see, buy it.

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Crooked Stave Pure Guava Petite Sour from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
79 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.