Petite Sour - Blueberry
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #250
Ranked #2,438
4.23 | pDev: 6.38%
Mar 15, 2022
Jun 28, 2014
Petite Sour - BlueberryPetite Sour - Blueberry
Notes: Wild ale aged in oak barrels with blueberries
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4.18 by jakecattleco from California on Mar 15, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bobv from Vermont

16 ounce can.
Canned 07/20/2021.

Vigorous pour yields a half inch slightly pink, off white head over a pink body with little lacing.

Nose of funk, blueberry, and slight citrus.

Taste of tart blueberry with a bit of oak and funk.

Nice feel of tiny bubbles with a finish that's nicely dry.

Overall, a great little sour from Denver.


Oct 14, 2021
4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Sep 15, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

Bought at Liquor Shed in Casper.

The dating is kind of messed up. It's supposed to be on the bottom of the can but it stretches over the lip. Best guess, 02/12/22? Or 21, that would make it the packaged date. I looked at several of the cans and none were easy to figure out.

It pours a clear copper with loads of bubbles and a long lasting head of foam with good lacing.

Smells fruity, blueberry is a tough one to smell in my past experiences. Oaky, vinous, and that unmistakable aroma of Brett.

Fruity taste, again, see my remarks regarding blueberries, vinous, Brett and oak, level of tartness...manageable for, I reckon, folks who are not into sours. After each sip, I find myself smacking my mouth to try to discover more. I have resolved myself to saying...more is not needed.

The mouthfeel doesn't seem to suffer from the lowish abv. Plenty of carbonation but not enough to make it disappointing.

In a word. WOW!

Aug 17, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by RaulMondesi from California

My ride or die said this was lemonade - I say she’s drinking haterade. This damn sucker is just beautiful and everecent like a naughty dream with lots of things. Hella sexy like Nicole Kidman when she was with that little wiener dude. This is enough, I’m outta here.

Mar 13, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mothman from Minnesota

April 2015 bottling.

White head that fades. Clear pink rose color.

For nearly 6 years old, this tastes nice. Brett is very light, but shows. Blueberries are still showing. A little tart, a little citrusy. Has a faint band aid flavor, otherwise solid.

Jan 27, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Sheppard from Massachusetts

Pours somewhere between Burgundy and Mahogany. Smells like grape fruit snacks, vinous white wine funk, and heather. The funk is what stands out, there's kind of a champagney, cider-like note in there as well. The acidity is fairly restrained. Several years have gone by since this was released and it's still a beautiful beer.

Aug 08, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by StJamesGate from New York

Violet-tinted champagne with no head; lemon rind, chalky mineral, orange tree leaf on the nose; gentlest white vinegar, hints of berry, lemon verbena, woody thread, vague straw, slight soap + some tin; clean.

3.75 4 4 4 4

Can fruit sours age out? Can’t find a date on this bottle, but I’ve had it for a good long while. And I don’t know why I sat on it, because there’s nothing special about it. Fruit, funk, barrel, all subdued - and I don’t mean subtle, I mean you dig + there’s not much there. It does have a piquant acidity - more citric than lacto - that would keep you drinking in summer or cut through a ripe soft cheese. And it's not a kettle sour, natch; it's got all the mellowness of a good aged Brett.

But just doesn’t bring the layers that other good CS have, sadly.

Apr 19, 2020
3.45 by Wontonst from California on Jan 15, 2020
4 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Jan 05, 2020
4.52 by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts on Jan 05, 2020
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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Definite upside of visiting Denver is checking out that quaint little Crooked Stave tasting room inside that hotel (like?) place.

I believe these are notes from having it on tap there. Pours a similar color to a blueberry skin itself mixed within the lighter rose pink shade towards to edge of the glass. Pink head 1/2". She is a pretty pour. The aroma is super dry oak and berries. Again impressed how it managed to push a super dry wood character simultaneous with notes of wet hay and mustiness.

Taste is very appreciable, this excels beyond something like Bruery Beuregarde because it is a softer abv and acidity, but even stronger wood and drying notes in the mouthfeel. Their fruit character and sourness are both desireable. Super enjoy the more session like body of the beer that allows more nuance to shine through instead of batting a greater burn of alcohol and sourness that can obscure even really good beers from achieving more. Crisp, fresh, full of flavor, it pretty much does everything real well, except going easy on the pocketbook.

Dec 24, 2019
3.5 by VaporDome from New York on Aug 25, 2019
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Aug 04, 2019
4.93 by debwaaa from District of Columbia on Jul 09, 2019
4.27 by RyanTheLion13 from Iowa on Jun 15, 2019
4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland on May 25, 2019
4.22 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Apr 06, 2019
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4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

Would I buy this again? Absolutely.

Apr 05, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by NilocRellim from Minnesota

Pours a vibrant, dark-blueberry color with a nice sheen. Smells like wild ale, funk, candied freeze-dried raspberry and Brett. Tastes like it smells. Has a drier blueberry palate. Sweet and crisp, light candied fruit notes, and a dry clean finish.

Mar 19, 2019
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4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by WickedBeer from Alabama

On draft, Loosa Brews AL.
Kegged January 2018.

Pours a rose pink color. Not much head rising up, thin froths bubble up occasionally. Some noticeable tannins, but no lacing.

Nose is fairly mild, but a very noticeable blueberry aroma. Following closely is some funk, characterized by a good aroma of wet hay and grape must. On the back end there’s some oakiness but I don’t think this was aged in anything.

Vinous, jammy blueberries. Again, mild flavors but there’s a nice subtle complexity here that works well. Mild acidity, and a re-emergence of mild funk in the finish.

Light-bodied, medium acidity. Jammy, vinous. Seltzery carb. Mildly tannic.

Mar 16, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DefenCorps from Oregon

Bottle from The Beermongers.

Mildly gushing when popped, this beer is a mildly hazy blueberry red with a rapidly receding lightly pink head that leaves little lacing. The nose is on fucking point. A noticeable lactic acid sourness, a blend of kefir and Greek yogurt, a vaguely vinous vanilla note and a wonderfully blueberry character. Nice skin tannins balance the ridiculously fruity and fragrant, rather perfect in expression. The palate opens sour with a clean lactic sourness and a light acetic white wine vinegar note. This is followed by a rather amazing amount of blueberry flavor; amazing in the sense that it is so spot on perfect for the base beer. Juicy without being a juice bomb, this clearly aspires to be a beer. Mildly funky with an earthy, mildly barnyard note. Clean on the finish with a sour, lactic bite, this beer is light in body and crisply carbonated. Excellent

Jan 19, 2019
3.88 by Benish from Wisconsin on Jan 19, 2019
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3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

Drinkable. Blueberry definitely comes through. No oak. $8 for this is a con however.

Dec 23, 2018
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4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

Pours a reddish violet, with plenty of carbonation and slight bubbles on the surface. Taste is tart and sour blueberry, slightly acidic, slight oak, some sour wheat, but mostly big berry sour notes. Not a lot of depth, but well made. Is a sipper with the cumulative sour and acidic flavors.

Dec 17, 2018
4 by krome from Illinois on Nov 27, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GarrettB from Colorado

July 8th, 2015 - With the core sours out of the way, our tasting session moves on to the Sour Blueberry. Here I am still skeptical, even though the last couple of Crooked Stave brews have been revelations. The color is a beautiful pomegranate red, with a slight bubble gum pinkness, and the smell is sweet and full of blackberry, bubble gum and pomegranate juice. It smells as it looks in synchronicity. The front of the flavor is tangy, and the pomegranate appears again, but the flavor shift dramatically, adding some blueberry darkness and depth. This note drifts for a long time, until cooly settling into a delicious and long, quiet aftertaste of fruit.

Nov 13, 2018
3.98 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma on Nov 11, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bruno74200 from France

One of the 14 beers we have had in one session of some bad-ass tasting brew.
Very refreshing with a nice blueberry presence. Lactic but not really sour. Nice

Nov 06, 2018
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3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by dertyd from California

The beer pours out a dark pink/light purple color, with a thin light pink head--------- the aromas are of tartness, wheat, Apple skins, and berries---------- the flavors are sour up front with oak, light sweetness and berries, the beer has a thin mouthfeel with a dry light finish----------- overall for the abv this was a tasty sour, I do prefer my sours more full bodied and overly sour, this was more on the tart side--

Nov 03, 2018
4.12 by Budlum from Maryland on Oct 22, 2018
4 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Oct 15, 2018
4.3 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Sep 23, 2018
4.06 by reebtaerG from Maryland on Aug 27, 2018
4.31 by 2beerdogs from California on Jul 29, 2018
4.32 by Aewachiw from Maryland on Jul 29, 2018
4.02 by BarrelAgedG from California on Jul 21, 2018
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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by zeff80 from Missouri

On tap. Poured a clear, golden amber color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of blueberries, oak and tart fruits. Tart up front with oakiness from the barrel. Sour but not overpowering.

Jul 07, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a very nice reddish purple color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has blueberry hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a pleasant blueberry sour flavor
M-A light bodied very well carbonated beer
O-A very nice blueberry sour summer beer

Jul 01, 2018
5 by Gretakae from Oklahoma on Jun 18, 2018
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