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Crooked Stave Petite Sour With Hibiscus And Cinnamon - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.46%
Wants: 80
Gots: 23 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 06-20-2013)
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-23-2013 02:37:12 | More by savagepm
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4.89/5  rDev +14%

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.

06-29-2013 23:04:30 | More by amnesia85
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Rhode Island

4.8/5  rDev +11.9%

May 2013 batch. Just below cellar temps. Served into a Crooked Stave tulip (classy).

Pours a beautiful hazy pinkish/red with no head or lacing. Nose is obviously hibiscus and cinnamon forward, tart lemon, green grapes and apples, light oak, and mild peach notes. Very nice. The taste is Hibiscous, peach, tangerine, apple, grapes, light cinnamon spice and finishes is vanilla, oaky, sour, and dry. Mouthfeel is light bodied with ample carbonation, and medium-full sourness. Theres a solid pucker.

Oh my god this beer is phenomenal! I wish I had more than this one. The cinnamon is mostly olfactory, but the hibiscous melds so well with the tart fruits and oak in this one. Seek one out, because I'll be seeking out more!!!!

08-27-2014 01:22:58 | More by Seanniek91
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

06-30-2013 05:11:34 | More by buffs9
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

11-19-2013 16:48:51 | More by lemongelo
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-19-2013 22:38:02 | More by twenty5
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-16-2014 01:33:36 | More by ScottP
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

11-10-2013 20:31:10 | More by cp45
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-12-2014 01:48:39 | More by kerklein2
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-27-2013 02:23:38 | More by bsuedekum
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

07-16-2013 22:43:01 | More by wsnich
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

12-10-2013 20:11:45 | More by marshmeli
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4.65/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

11-14-2013 03:53:49 | More by spoony
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Crooked Stave Petite Sour With Hibiscus And Cinnamon from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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