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Crooked Stave Petite Sour - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
89
very good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 45
Gots: 15 | 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: hopfacebrew on 04-26-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

stevefinny, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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savagepm, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

dhbiker0889, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy bone colored head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some fruity and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

spycow, Mar 31, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to kubrick215 for sharing.

Pours a very cloudy, murky golden yellow color with dark ripe banana hues and a half finger off-white head that quickly dissapears.  Minimal spotty lacing.

Musty, slightly funky aroma with a nice farmhouse/barnyard presence along with toasted oak, lactic funk and musty brett.  Almost wheat/Berliner like with sourdough bread, citrus juice, wild yeast and a lactic cheese character.  Lots of lemon citrus character and the lactic funk stands out more as it warns.

Full bodied, especially for the style with a really nice balance of barrel, dry, musty brett, citrus acidity and lactic funk.  Crisp and refreshing with lemon acidity nicely complimenting the dry, musty brett.  Dry toasted oak carefully blended in, melding nicely and not overpowering the other notes.  Nice carbonation/spritzer like with the lactic funk coming on strong in the back end with subtle cheesiness.  Well balanced and easy to drink considering the complexity.  I really enjoyed this one a lot.  

corby112, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

MinorThreat, Mar 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

makdeco, Mar 03, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

Petite in what way? Anyway, this stuff pours a milky pale straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises lemon peel, light wheat, and a touch of funk. The taste brings in more of the same, with more funk, more tartness, pervading. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying feel. Overall, an enjoyable session sour, one of the very few such creatures I've yet encountered.

TMoney2591, Jan 08, 2013
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acurtis, Jan 06, 2013
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djrn2, Jan 06, 2013
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Crooked Stave Petite Sour from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.