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Crooked Stave Petite Sour - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Crooked Stave Petite SourCrooked Stave Petite Sour

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29 Reviews
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Reviews: 29
Hads: 77
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 10%
Wants: 43
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: hopfacebrew on 04-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 29 | Hads: 77
Photo of shivtim
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a bottle of this in Boulder. A local session sour ale? Sign me up.

Poured into a pint. Hazy straw yellow. "Straw" really is a perfect descriptor of this one. Lots of bubbles. Billowy white head settles to a fine layer.

Nose is great. Sugary and sour. Sweet-tarts. Brettanomyces.

Taste is a mild sour ale. Nice vinegary sour flavor that is not over the top. Gentle hops come through.

Really good mouthfeel. A bit bubbly/foamy, really fits the style.

Very nice and unique beer, very well done. Good to see a drinkable sour beer that is not accompanied by a giant ABV.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle that I bought because I keep wanting to find an amazing beer inside one of these Crooked Stave bottles but they just haven't really wowed me yet. Pours out a very light color but in the glass looks murky orange-yellow, decent head. Smells like butter but not buttered popcorn, more but more buttered bread, maybe that is the lacto? A hint of funk in the nose as well. Taste is slightly sour, bread and butter, not bad at all. My only complaint is the price point. This is not a $13 beer. If these were $8 per 750ml I would probably question it a little less but when you are charging Jolly Pumpkin prices the beer better be Jolly Pumpkin quality.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up from Wilbur's in Ft. Collins, CO. Into a Rodenbach Grand Cru glass. 750ml.

A: Hazy gold in color with a small bone white head. Small little spots of lacing are left behind. A bit of lazy carbonation moves slowly through the glass.

S: Nice and funky, but not overwhelmingly so. A bit of lacto/pedio sourness, some lemons and a bit of grain. Smells pretty nice.

T: Nice tart small beer here. Perfect amount of funk and tart, with a touch of sweetness and a nice little bit of graininess. Slightly buttery too, maybe white wine? Interesting stuff.

M: Light and mildly carbonated, finish is dry. Not puckeringly sour, but nicely tart.

O: A nice little sour beer here, glad I got to pick up a bottle.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crooked Stave's petite version of Surette. Petite Sour farmhouse table beer. Poured from undated bottle the beer pours to a tulip a hazy golden yellow with a smaller 3/4 white head with minimal retention and lacing. The nose I a gentle blend of tart sour character with noticeable Brett and Lacto tones. Perhaps a hint of toast on the back end. The flavor builds from a mild saison flavor with hints of earthen hops, toast, and oak that is quickly overpowered by the tart sour character found in the nose. Light and refreshing the sour nor tart is too powerful and provides a nice flavor on the palette. Finishes with a tart that disappears rather quickly. Well carbonated and light bodied. Overall a nice refreshing beer, enjoyable.

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Crooked Stave Petite Sour from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.