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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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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 44
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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Photo of homebrew311
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is incredibly pale with collar of white head and no lacing. Nose is zesty with white pepper, lemon rind, sourdough bread, and funk. Taste is is very sour up front with heavy bready sourdough character to follow. Citrus tartness comes through next with a clean and refreshing finish that is very tart on finish. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated with light body. Overall, very tart and tasty, worth a try.

homebrew311, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Gonzoillini, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of UTCengOwl
4/5  rDev -0.5%

UTCengOwl, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Thorpe429, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

eawolff99, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of tuckerlikesbeer
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

tuckerlikesbeer, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of nycwinter
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

nycwinter, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of jIsh
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

jIsh, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of LizBB
5/5  rDev +24.4%

LizBB, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of DrLaFollette
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

DrLaFollette, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of FullObs
4/5  rDev -0.5%

FullObs, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of mfield14
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

mfield14, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

t0rin0, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -25.4%

brez8791, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Mebuzzard, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
3.98/5  rDev -1%
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.

tobelerone, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev -0.5%

klipper, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of monitorpop
4/5  rDev -0.5%

monitorpop, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of nhudson
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

nhudson, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

womencantsail, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of LotsofLupulin
4/5  rDev -0.5%

LotsofLupulin, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of nathanjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

nathanjohnson, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

PEIhop, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of cvm4
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

cvm4, Aug 01, 2012
Crooked Stave Petite Sour from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
90 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.