Petite Sour - Blueberry | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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4.24/5
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Petite Sour - BlueberryPetite Sour - Blueberry
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
crookedstave.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wild ale aged in oak barrels with blueberries

Added by Rifugium on 06-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,873
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
432
pDev:
6.37%
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
79
Trade:
12
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4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of Gretakae
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.34/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwvman
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project "Petite Sour Blueberry
375 ml brown glass bottle
$6.99 @ Cherry Hill Wine, Liquor & Beer (Wegmans), Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Foam started to come out of the bottle upon opening but perhaps that's because i shook it up a little bit. It's got a nice, short but creamy, pinkish head atop a hazy ruby-orange colored body. Again, maybe it wouldn't have been as hazy if I'd been more careful with it. The aroma suggests blueberries amidst funkiness, "tartness", and oak. It's pretty intense. The flavor is not as funky as the aroma suggests, maybe because there's some sweetish malt and blueberry flavor blocking it. It's still tart, fairly sharp, but not puckering; and the blueberry is stronger than the aroma suggested. It's not bitter at all but none is needed as it finishes tart and dry with some drying oak as well. Blueberry and a mild funkiness lingers in the aftertaste. I'm not sure how to describe the funkiness other than earthy, and a bit like wet straw. The head has now dropped to a thin surface covering but it's left some very nice lacing behind. In the mouth it's light-medium in body and gently effervescent, tingling and caressing the tongue. It's pretty much perfect as any more carbonation would enhance the acidity even further. There's something really special about this beer. It's funky and interesting but at the same time readily accessible. Hmmm, I feel like I could drink several of these and enjoy the last one just as much as the first. Highly recommended.
4/4.25/4.5/4.5/4.25 = 4.36

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Photo of Buck89
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reddish copper color with a slight blue hue. Not a trace of foam soon after the pour, with bubbles ascending from the bottom of the glass. Lots of funk on the aroma, with some blueberries, hay, wood, and phenolic notes. Tart but quickly opening up with blueberries, lemons, and then showing some wood and funk. Light bodied and lively carbonation. Outstanding.

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Photo of ChicagoNick
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rangerred
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.63/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Petite Sour - Blueberry from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 432 ratings