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

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 22.03%
Wants: 51
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

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

Colorado

5/5  rDev +44.9%

12-13-2011 03:50:02 | More by allforbetterbeer
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stevefinny

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

11-16-2011 02:05:20 | More by stevefinny
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

06-21-2012 16:50:22 | More by hiphopj5
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

01-15-2012 04:23:51 | More by PEIhop
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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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jcartamdg

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +22.3%
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!!!

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 04:40:49 | More by jcartamdg
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riored4v

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +20.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 00:19:52 | More by riored4v
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emerge077

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 07:34:27 | More by emerge077
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.9%

11-15-2011 03:23:20 | More by boatshoes
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kkrez

Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 19:49:22 | More by kkrez
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.9%

11-29-2011 22:19:37 | More by ucsbmullet
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gueuzer

Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.9%

11-17-2011 19:09:04 | More by gueuzer
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.9%

06-15-2012 23:18:49 | More by carteravebrew
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Stellar

Missouri

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-12-2011 18:41:03 | More by Stellar
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +15.9%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.9%

04-07-2012 02:33:12 | More by Khazadum
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.9%

11-26-2011 02:30:46 | More by Mebuzzard
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-19-2012 18:46:10 | More by thewimperoo
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jIsh

Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.9%

11-22-2011 16:19:33 | More by jIsh
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-03-2011 22:36:56 | More by mikereaser
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Gtreid

Florida

4/5  rDev +15.9%

02-14-2012 22:08:08 | More by Gtreid
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.9%

11-15-2011 04:20:39 | More by UncleJimbo
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d4radio

Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.9%

11-16-2011 03:25:30 | More by d4radio
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-12-2011 07:36:27 | More by kiki3drt292
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.9%

03-21-2014 05:11:52 | More by afsdan
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Crooked Stave Pure Guava Petite Sour from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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