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

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79
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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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Bammo22

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-01-2012 04:01:23 | More by Bammo22
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CelticAleMan

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-30-2012 00:38:01 | More by CelticAleMan
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Khazadum

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.9%

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

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

03-27-2012 16:01:56 | More by Norsebrew
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.45/5  rDev -29%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 20:02:58 | More by jmarsh123
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theminutemen

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

02-29-2012 03:12:20 | More by theminutemen
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.9%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +15.9%

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

Vermont

2/5  rDev -42%

02-05-2012 05:58:00 | More by claytong
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RSchaeffer

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-29-2012 12:54:34 | More by RSchaeffer
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CMB2012

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +13%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 00:31:28 | More by CMB2012
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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -42%

01-22-2012 18:06:32 | More by ThirstyHerf
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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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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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BDeibs

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-29-2011 20:41:47 | More by BDeibs
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

12-17-2011 17:15:45 | More by GRG1313
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

5/5  rDev +44.9%

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

Missouri

4/5  rDev +15.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-12-2011 09:17:31 | More by savagepm
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev +15.9%

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

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 00:17:12 | More by Phelps
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pperez38

California

2/5  rDev -42%

12-07-2011 03:35:18 | More by pperez38
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-01-2011 00:20:44 | More by imperialking
Crooked Stave Pure Guava Petite Sour from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
79 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.