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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

71 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 71
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 203
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Outchillen on 04-14-2012)
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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.

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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.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 3.15.13
Batch: Mar/2012
Bottle: 531/857

A - Pours a depp dark burgundy purple with a light than-pink foamy head that fizzes away quickly.

S - Subtle funk, wood, blackberries. Very inviting.

T - Tart, oakiness, then some sour blackberry. Great.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Nice tartiness while still strong blackberry flavors. Very nice.

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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled March 2012.

Pours hazy light purple color with a thin white head that recedes rather rapidly to leave a small white film cap.

Aromas begin with sweet and tart berries and is quickly complemented by musty and earthy funk. As it warms you get more of the nice balance of acedic acid and lacto yougrt-esqe bacteria with grape skin and vinious oak.

The tastes follow the nose beginning with a tart berry sourness complemented my a semi-sweet berry sparkling water mixed with semi-sour wheat maltiness. The earthy and oak characteristics emerge more and more as it warms and take over the flavor profile.

The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finish is gentle but still substantially tart and fruity with some drying musty oak.

Overall this was quite refreshing, tart and drinkable but left me wanting a little more. Something tells me this is on the downside of being a fruit forward wild ale and the Brett is really stepping up and asserting itself. This was definitely a step up from the original Petite Sour and I would gladly revisit if it was readily available but the berries are fading which means I won't be seeking/trading for this again until it is re-released.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

3/2012 bottling (If I remember correctly, didn't jot it down in my notes)

Nice ruby color, slightly cloudy. Head forms and recedes quickly. Tons of fruit in the nose, dominated by blackberry, with some notes of cherry and sweetarts. Very tart taste. Like a mouthful of fresh blackberrys. Very intense. Carbonation is a bit low. Probably my favorite beer of today's tasting, really happy to have gotten to try a bottle.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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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.

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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to poonamibaxter and daniloknezic for trading me this beer! Thanks guys!

Vintage 2012; bottle #29 / 857.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Reddish / purple bodied beer with less than I finger of white head. The head drops down to a ring around the glass.

Smell: This beer smells more fruity than sour or tart. Not much funk or vinegar noted in this sour. It almost smells like a tart blackberry koolaid. Maybe some cherries and blueberries in there as well.

Taste: This one beer is on the low end of moderately tart. Berries are really what is the biggest flavor in this beer. Just like the nose not much funk or vinegar sour notes. I would have to say it a fruit beer with a splash of sourness. In the aftertaste, I get blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries that seem to linger in the mildly sour and semi dry finish.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation. The beer has a decent amount of carbonation, but it could use a little bit more carbonation. The does beer drink well and is smooth / an easy drinking sour, but it could be a little more eppervescent and crisp; which more carbonation would help those qualities out I think.

Overall: I really enjoy the fruit forward taste of this sour. Its a nice and mellow sour that really focuses on the blackberries and I think that blackberries are a great fruit to make sours with. A really solid offering from Crooked Stave! Glad I got the oppurtunity to enjoy this rarity from Colorado!

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Crooked Stave Blackberry Petite Sour from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
92 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.