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Crooked Stave Blackberry Petite Sour - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Crooked Stave Blackberry Petite SourCrooked Stave Blackberry Petite Sour

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 70
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 208
Gots: 21 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Outchillen on 04-14-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

leschkie, Jul 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

JAHMUR, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.4/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

A clear grapefruit pink and purple in color with a moderately sized off white head that doesn't last for too long before creating a light film around the top of the beer. This leaves the glass spotted with stick.

The aroma is not particularly enjoyable, no matter how you slice it. Though it does significantly improve after warming and agitation, the initial odor is of blue cheese and bile, unfortunately. That being said, it does improve and the blackberry character and some oak present themselves shortly after.

The flavor, however, is quite nice, even immediately upon first swallow. The blackberry character is vibrant and fully present, along with some wheat and oak, and a bit of vinegar. Well balanced and tasty.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

This really was quite enjoyable, though I think the aroma does bring it down somewhat significantly. Taking the aroma out of the picture, this stuff is great.

ehammond1, May 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

raythealeman, Jun 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

jlg79fe, May 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

GRG1313, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

RuckusDu, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

BAstoutsNsours, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

nicole309, May 18, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cellar Reserve bottle. Served in a Crooked Stave wine glass. Pours a beautiful pink-purple color. Nose is a bit cheesy. Flavor is full of berries with a nice underlying tartness. Light and drinkable. Cheese character really comes out as it warms up, and is a really interesting contrast to the sourness and fruit.

Thorpe429, Dec 16, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Skuter and mrbubbler for sharing this one at mrbubbler's "end of the world" tasting.

Bottled 3/2012. Bottle # 195/857.

Pours a murky light red with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some berry, cheese, and vomit aromas. Taste is much better with berry and acidic flavors. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some tasty flavors but the smell is a put off-putting at first.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 23, 2012
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3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a nice deep dark purpley hue with a super fizzy pinkish white head that fades almost immediately.

S - Light funk, lots of wood, super faint on the blackberries. Very unfortunate.

T - Taste is subtle like the nose. Sour and funky, light tartness, wood, again with the faint blackberry.

M - Mouthfeel has very nice carbonation, super drinkable.

O - Overall, a solid beer. REALLY wish there was more blackberry notes with this.

rudzud, Jun 13, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, batch March 2012, bottle 372 / 857. Pours hazy purplish amber with a fizzy off white head that quickly goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet berries and funky acidic (mild butyric) brett.

The flavor is lots of tart and sour berry with a little sweetness and some wood notes. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low prickly carbonation.

Overall, a nice sour beer with lots of sour tart berry.

Beaver13, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Gonzoillini, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

wesley14, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

rbrefbeerman, Jan 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

nathanjohnson, Aug 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DaveHack, Sep 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Mark000, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

EZEKIEL_F, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

vissai, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jIsh, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

dkw0063, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bauermj, Oct 18, 2012
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Crooked Stave Blackberry Petite Sour from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
92 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.