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

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 21.97%
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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4/5  rDev +15.6%

carteravebrew, Jun 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Bammo22, Jun 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

CelticAleMan, Apr 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Khazadum, Apr 07, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Norsebrew, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
2.45/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours murky orange with a huge head that eventually fizzles, but still decent retention.

Smells slightly of guava, but mostly funk and a little bit of wheat tartness.

Where's the guava in the flavor? A little bit of tart fruit present at the start, but more of a berry and it's very light. Funky farmhouse yeast takes over and it finishes slightly peppery and dry. Really more of a straight farmhouse than having any guava goodness.

Fairly light mouthfeel with prickly carbonation.

Love the WWB series from this, but this one is pretty mediocre to bad. Very little flavor outside of peppery saison stuff which I dislike. Still yet to find a guava beer that actually delivers on its promise.

jmarsh123, Mar 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

theminutemen, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

thewimperoo, Feb 19, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

emerge077, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Gtreid, Feb 14, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

claytong, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

RSchaeffer, Jan 29, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in Champagne flute.

A- Gusher. Cloudy orange/gold/copper with thick white foam.

S- Citrus heaven. Lemon, lime, orange, coriander, sweeter tropical fruits like melon and guava, pale malts, rye/wheat-like spices, some tart funk towards the end. Overall very enticing.

T- Very acidic and tart up front: lemon is dominant for me, followed by some sweeter (I assume) guava flavors. The intense beginning falls flat in the middle and finishes fairly clean and crisp. There is some lingering fruit and acidity.

M- Right on target. Sparkling carbonation, dry, good lifting qualities.

O- Not as deep and complex as I had hoped, but it is pretty easy to drink and there are no stand out problems. In the end the flavor falls short of the aroma.

CMB2012, Jan 23, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

ThirstyHerf, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

PEIhop, Jan 15, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +22%
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!!!

jcartamdg, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

BDeibs, Dec 29, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

GRG1313, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +44.5%

allforbetterbeer, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Stellar, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

savagepm, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

kiki3drt292, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Phelps
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle was picked up at Funkworks, where Crooked Stave currently brews, by ottovon. Thanks to his generosity, this was poured into a tulip. It’s made with oats and wheat, spiced with coriander and sumac, and spiked with brett. Bottle 1237 of 1765.

Apricot brown, clouded and muddy. One finger of dense, orange merengue-colored head slowly descends, becoming ever more frothy.

Funky nose. Touches of hay and lots of lemon meet with equal parts of guava. There’s also a lot of acidity in here. Nice balance.

Delicate flavor — it’s not in your face, but rather carries nice balance. Sweet guava and wheat lead the way, then lemon peel and vinegar rise to meet it. Citric acidity slowly builds and ebbs after the swallow.

Tartness is fairly tongue-buckling. Moderate, massaging carbonation and an impressive amount of fizz. The silky body is medium-light. Bright and light on the palate.

Pure Guava Petite Sour is a good little brew. Nice touches of guava sweetness add interest and balance the acidity.

Phelps, Dec 12, 2011
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

pperez38, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

mikereaser, Dec 03, 2011
Crooked Stave Pure Guava Petite Sour from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
79 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.