Crooked Stave Petite Sour With Hibiscus And Cinnamon - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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Reviews by popery:
4.34/5 rDev +1.2%
Pours a vibrant berry red, nearing magenta. Somewhat cloudy. Small off white head. After a minute or two, only a ring of bubbles with wisps across the surface remain. The aroma is a fruity mix of flavors. There's hibiscus along with blackberries, raspberries, lemons, apples and a fruity floral quality, not quite sure what to call it. I'm a little surprised to pick up some of the cinnamon, kinda expected it to have faded or dominated by the other flavors. Mild whiskey note. Some oak. The barrel mostly seems to contribute some fairly strong vanilla. The hibiscus/berries still are in control, but the vanilla adds some good sweetness. The taste is medium sour. Starts with berry and vanilla sweetness, before tarter berries and lemons take over. Oak in the finish. Not much funk but it's there a bit. Sourness seem mostly lactic. Overall, it's quite dry. Fairly effervescent at first, but it settles pretty quickly. Pretty light on the palate. Lingering lactic aftertaste with a medium pucker. Very good beer. I wasn't really sure what to expect with this one, but it's probably my second favorite from CS, after Batch #1.
04-05-2014 04:44:27 | More by popery
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4.64/5 rDev +8.2%
A - Ruby, almost grapefruit, red with a nice frothy white and pink head.
S - Tart lemon, sweet tarts, and lactic acid make us the sharp aspects of the nose. There are also hints of the floral hibiscus, cherry, cinnamon spice and light oak that make themselves known in the back of the nose. As it warms up, you get more of the peach and apple whiskey presence in it.
T - Tart up front with lemon, a sharp balsamic vinegar, and sweet tarts. There is a light funk in the middle as well as a slight floral presence which softness the initial tartness. The finish is still dominated by the tartness but there are strong hints of the cinnamon as well as peach whiskey.
M - Lots of carbonation initially that make the beer sharp and deliver the tart flavors well. The carbonation does settle down near the finish as the other flavors roll in.
O - This is one of those beer descriptions that when you read it you can't believe it will all hang together yet Crooked Stave does a great job of letting it meld together gracefully. Was impressed by this one.
08-24-2013 23:27:24 | More by jeonseh
3.78/5 rDev -11.9%
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Bright red. Mostly clear. Small white head and some wisps.
Smell - Minimal acidity. Oak. Vanilla and whiskey.
Taste - More berry like. A bit of tang. The cinnamon makes it tastes a bit medicinal. Some oak and whiskey in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Low sourness. Medium body.
Overall - Tasty. The cinnamon is a bit odd.
11-19-2013 01:07:34 | More by Alieniloquium
3.86/5 rDev -10%
Bottle May 7, 2013. Poured in to snifter.
A - Opaque bright red colour with a thin layer of white head with a slight red tinge to it.
S - A good sourness is eveident in the nose. Bready sweetness, oak, cherry. Not much else coming through, especially no cinnamon, hibiscus or whiskey. A nice nose, but I don't detect some of the main elements of the beer.
T - A slightly puckering sourness with hibiscus, cherry, oak and a big bready sweetness coming through. A light peach presence in the background and the faintest hint of whiskey shows up as the beer really warmed up.
M - Medium body. Exceptionally dry. Light carbonation.
10-31-2013 23:06:35 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Crooked Stave Petite Sour With Hibiscus And Cinnamon from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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