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Crooked Stave Petite Sour - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
89
very good

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 47
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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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 12.2.12

A - Pours an almost clear, very light orange with a large near-white head that fades quickly.

S - Tart lemon and oakiness.

T - Tart lemon, wheat, wood, very nice.

D - Good carbonation, light body. Tart with a farmhouse finish.

O - Another CS winner in my book. Tart lemon and oak goodness.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 06:19:05 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Bill for getting this and other bottles out to me. Served in a Cellar Reserve wine glass. Nose starts with slight sulfur but fades to hay and lemon. Slight funk. Good wheat body. Dry funk. Light acid. Easy drinking. This is something I certainly won't mind having another bottle of.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 19:49:54 | More by Thorpe429
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6%

12-02-2012 01:11:30 | More by eawolff99
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

11-29-2012 07:05:35 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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nycwinter

California

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

11-13-2012 05:29:46 | More by nycwinter
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jIsh

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6%

11-13-2012 02:01:02 | More by jIsh
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LizBB

Missouri

5/5  rDev +24.7%

10-22-2012 22:55:32 | More by LizBB
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DrLaFollette

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

10-19-2012 12:40:59 | More by DrLaFollette
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FullObs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-11-2012 15:28:09 | More by FullObs
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mfield14

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6%

09-21-2012 06:10:14 | More by mfield14
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-18-2012 02:20:51 | More by t0rin0
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.2%

09-08-2012 21:43:50 | More by brez8791
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6%

09-07-2012 07:29:48 | More by Mebuzzard
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this one about as much as the Blackberry Petite Sour, which seemingly goes against the grain here. This one pours a murky pale gold with an enormous fluffy white head that settles rather quickly and leaves no lacing. Big time brett aroma pops up and out of the glass, smacking you in the face with funk, barnyard, hay and overall mustiness. Hot on its heels is an aggressive lemon acidity.

The flavor of the beer flips things around a bit; this one is all about lemon sourness, highly acidic; the taste of brett is more suggested than anything else; it permeates your nostrils with its barnyard funkiness each time you bring the glass to your face but powerful lemon is the lead note here. Enamel is stripped and your teeth are left feeling squeaky.

Medium light body, good carbonation, crisp and refreshing, strongly sour and acerbic, a bit of heartburn emerged within an hour of drinking this, a rarity for me. This one reminded me of an over-the-top Berliner Weiss with tons of brett.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 12:29:16 | More by tobelerone
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-11-2012 20:27:24 | More by klipper
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monitorpop

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-11-2012 03:47:42 | More by monitorpop
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nhudson

Alabama

3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Latest batch of Petite Sour mid-2012

A: straw hazy yellow color. White head, very fizzy that disapates very quickly, no lacing at all.

S: Slight barnyard funkiness, melon with lemon zest. I am getting something else maybe a slight hay smell?

T: Funk, tartness. I get a hint of lacto in there as well. I get melon, more of a slight cantaloupe flavor. Lemon zest again in the finish.

M: dry, tart, crisp finishes fine with only a hint of funk left behind. Very drinkable.

O: this being my second bottle I love this beer. While not perfect it's very drinkable at 4.5% with a very easy drinking finish. I wish I had access to an unending bottle supply. I think I could drink one a day.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 23:53:12 | More by nhudson
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womencantsail

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with a white head. Intense pineapple aroma along with some straw, oak, and lots of lemon. Quite citric with lime and lemon zest, a bit of grass, and some mild malt. The flavor is nicely tart, quite acidic, and very citric with both lime and lemon. Mild oak, some tropical fruits, and a bit of must. Fairly light on the palate and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 16:49:29 | More by womencantsail
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-06-2012 23:40:10 | More by LotsofLupulin
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-05-2012 21:32:37 | More by nathanjohnson
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

08-04-2012 00:58:40 | More by PEIhop
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy, light golden to yellow. The fizzy half finger head fades quickly with no lacing.

S - Barnyard funk with sour pear. May'be a touch of lemon peel.

T - Starts off with some mild funk. It's not cringing sour, but definitely lets you know the sour apple has arrived. The sour stays with you long after you've swallowed the beer.

M - Light, crisp, dry finish and very drinkable.

O - It's a pretty solid sour at a lower abv point.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 22:53:31 | More by cvm4
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FosterJM

California

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1410th Review on BA
Bottle to Bruery Taster

Bottleshare in Naperville

App- A very light yellow with a very fizzy first pour and fades quickly. The cling is almost non-existant.

Smell- A smell of sulfur and pee really was the general feeling. A slight note of funk and must.

Taste- The taste is very similar to Petite from JK but this was more dank and bitter. A little bit more punch and flavor.

Mouth- A lighter body and a bit soft with a light and high fizzy body. Residual damp funk with a little citrus.

Drink- Was okay. Good way to start off a tasting with something light. Probably wouldnt have again but was flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 23:03:55 | More by FosterJM
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into a tulip and shared with JLindros. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured a hazy golden straw with a one finger soapy head that fades to leave a sudsy blanket and thin lacing.

S - Interesting, very light barnyard funk and green apple sourness with very light barrel and creamy lacto. I got almost an old cheese note in the realm of funk. Light lemon too.

T - Nice light barnyard funk and belgian funk with more green apple and lemon sourness with light lacto cream qualities on the finish. Its a lingering green apple finish as well.

M - Nice and crisp, super drinkable. The lactose helps this from seeming thin. Nice tart finish.

O - Overall this was a good lower ABV wild. Its all a bit too light for my tastes, but I can appreciate it.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 20:38:48 | More by rudzud
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of mrand01.

Pours a hazy lemon flesh color with a small bubbly white white head that fades leaving a bit of lacing.

Aromas begin with has some nice tart fruitiness and light wild yeast. I get a lot of wheat and sour citrus fruit, mainly lemon. As it warms there is light pilsner bready malt, light lactic qualities with some mustiness and oak.

The tastes follow the nose with semi tart, light sour lemony fruit and semi-sour wheaty malt base. As it warms you get more of the lacto, musty funk and pilsner malts. As it warms once again the oak emerges more. Falvors profile drinks a lot like a slightly fuller bodied Berlinner Weisse to be honest.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium with the same amount of carbonation. Finish is dry, light wheaty, slightly creamy with just a hint of lingering funk.

Overall this was a tasty beer but not an amazing American Wild; it really tastes a lot like a Berlinner Weisse as I mentioned earlier, so it's hard to given top marks when compared to similar beers of the style. Not too funky or Bretty but mainly wheaty and lemony.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 14:03:33 | More by claspada
Crooked Stave Petite Sour from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.