Crooked Stave Petite Sour With Hibiscus And Cinnamon - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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4.1/5 rDev -4.4%
Thanks to Mike (thorpe429) for sharing this one. Served in a DryHop taster glass.
A - Light pink foam settles to a collar, wisps, and no lace. Hot fuschia transparent body. Reminds me of a car I owned in the early 2000s. I dig it.
S - An intriguing mix of hibiscus, lactic sourness, and sweet malts gives this a definitely lemon and berry flavor combination to it. There's some mild whiskey and spicy oak in the periphery that complements the understated cinnamon addition, but this is mostly fruity and tart.
T - The taste doesn't crackle quite as much, with more sweet malts, nebulous fruits, and mild oak. Doesn't really evince the same level of sourness as the aroma, although it puckers up over time.
M - Very dry, medium body, with moderate-to-low carbonation. Light acidity lingers.
D - I thought this sounded absolutely terrible based on the description, but it was pretty good and miles better than the other beer Crooked Stave beer we tried. I appreciate the restrained and well-integrated cinnamon and hibiscus flavors. I could probably drink an entire 375ml on my own, although I'd have to be in a very odd mood to seek this out.
06-29-2013 23:11:25 | More by MasterSki
4.2/5 rDev -2.1%
this is s beer ive had a number of times now, and its different every time. ahh the beauty of wild yeast! the first couple of times, i was turned off by the intensity of the cinnamon and the perfumey nature of the hibiscus. i thought both were a little overdone, and that came at the expense of the beer itself. the sourness has always been there, but as its evolved in the bottle over time, its come a long way. i now get the beer first and the additives as highlights, which makes for a great and very unique combination. the cinnamon has calmed way down, and serves to further dry out an already extremely dry finish, and the hibiscus springboards off of the effervescent carbonation and really lightens this beer up and gives it a warm weather blooming sort of vibe. the yeast is bretty like a wild saison, floral too, but the sourness has amplified over time to where its got some real pleasant acidity on the back end. overall i like this beer a lot, especially what its become now, and look forward to finding another bottle sometime down the road to see where it goes from here. not much out there like this, thats for certain.
04-27-2014 17:30:12 | More by StonedTrippin
3.53/5 rDev -17.7%
A clear reddish/ruby pour. White head that vanished somewhat quickly.
Aroma was tart and fruity. Roses and florals. Some spice, but no cinnamon
Flavor had a nice bouquet of florals and raspberry. Alas not any cinnamon. Not a big thing, but was expected more spice.
Sharp tartness, sour on the end. Dry finish.
This bottle was a year old, stored in cellar conditioned. While a nice beer, nothing special. It was part of the cellar reserve membership. I would not have minded a substitution
08-06-2014 07:55:55 | More by Mebuzzard
4.46/5 rDev +4%
Bottle opened on 6.7.13
A - Pours a burgundy-pink with a fizzy light pink head that fades quickly and moves to the edges.
S - Tart berries, cinnamon, subtle floral tones.
T - Fruity and tart, Subtle floral and cinnamon. Wow - Dynomite!
D - Good carbonation with a light body.
O - Flower and fruity with a touch of tartness. The cinnamon helps to somehow cut the sweetness.
06-20-2013 03:58:00 | More by HuskyinPDX
Crooked Stave Petite Sour With Hibiscus And Cinnamon from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
95 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.