Crooked Stave Petite Sour With Hibiscus And Cinnamon - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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4.89/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Served at cellar temp which was suggested on the bottle. Poured into a CS glass. big thanks to my CO guy
A: Brilliant, bright pink/beet red. Almost like a fireball candy. Clear with a tiny bit of bubbles that rise. Poured delicately and this beer is pretty still.
A: initially waft that came of the bottle was of straight up fireball candy. From the glass I get shock tarts, Apples, peaches, whiskey (who would have thought). I hate to use another beer as a reference but this beer has aromatic qualities similar to beatification aside from the cinnamon and whiskey.
T: Super tart blast from the get go. Almost like sour fireballs. I am getting a shock tart like flavor as well but not a particular color. Again with the apples/peaches and I can definitely pick up the whiskey which was hard to do with some of these varieties. The whiskey flavor was not overly harsh and actually quite tasty with the apple mix.
M: clean, smooth, astringent, sugary, lightly carbed.
O: super sour beer with this fruit whiskey / hibiscus cinnamon combo really nailed it. This one was definitely out of the park with no second guess. I really like what the hibiscus did for the color of this beer, it was so brilliant. I am sad because I opened this beer and I don’t have another. I would say that this beer is good to go, or could be laid down for a bit; however I would hate for it to loose any of the qualities it has currently.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2013 23:04:30 | More by amnesia85
4.65/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
From a 375 ml bottle (dated May 7, 2013) into a tulip. Also, my bottle says 5.5% ABV, not the 6% noted on the website....
A-The brew sports a fat finger of reddish-pink foam that fades pretty quickly and leaves some stray lacing. The beer is mostly clear, still-looking in the glass, and cranberry in color. Nothing crazy to look at, but an attractive brew.
S-The smell is very tart...almost sour. I get a nice mixture of berries, lemon, and floral hibiscus, as well as some dry cinnamon and oak. The funkiness grows as the brew warms up, but never gets sweaty or barnyard-y. It is complex and inviting.
T-The taste is very tart up front with a wave of floral, acidic, green apple sourness. Then another wave of tartness hits in the middle with lemon and cranberry. The beer mellows out with light bourbon, peach, vanilla, and finally some oak and cinnamon on the drying finish. Acidity is moderate, and is tempered barrel character. As with the smell, the funkiness is mostly in the background.
M-The feel is somewhat oily with a coating effect on the palate and a medium heft. Carbonation level is pretty low and soft, but higher than many CS beers.
O-This is a great brew and one of my favorites from CS. There is a lot going on here and the many layers of flavor are a bit much to handle, but they work well together. I especially enjoy the transition from sour punch up front to a more mellow finish with the bourbon barrel coming through. The end result is complex, drinkable, interesting, and delicious.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2013 03:53:49 | More by spoony
4.64/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2013 23:27:24 | More by jeonseh
Crooked Stave Petite Sour With Hibiscus And Cinnamon from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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