Petite Sour - Blueberry
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Petite Sour - BlueberryPetite Sour - Blueberry
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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #193
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,443
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 6.6%
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
457
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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
 
Colorado, United States
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Petite Sour - BlueberryPetite Sour - Blueberry
Notes: Wild ale aged in oak barrels with blueberries
Reviews: 66 | Ratings: 457 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Doug6322:
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Short in stature but big in impression, the light bodied, lighter strength ale might seem short at first but its intensity in taste and complex earth qualities suggests anything other than petite.

Still, Crooked Stave's Petite Blueberry layers in the glass with a rosy zinfandel pink equipped with a frothy white, persistent cap. Sour impressions of lemon, berry, apple and vinegar tease the nose with its fruit and acidic twinge. Early sweetness is bright, pastry-like and full of raspberry fruit.

As sweetness drifts, the brunt of acidity and fruit flavor carry the session with not-so-subtle clues toward lime, rhubarb, cranberry, strawberry, kiwi, crabapple and red currant. As the fruits saturate the palate, the backdrop of pepper, medicine, and soft peat suggest a biting flavor to round out the complex side of fruit.

Racy with effervescence and flavor acidity, the beer's medium-light body is short on the finish as the raspberry, earthen funk and spicy zip all halt just ahead of a finish of pink sparkling wines, pepper, and a timid herbal hop reverb.

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Photo of markcp
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful light purple color. I'm seeing claims of high carbonation in other reviews, but this bottle at least was low on carbonation and had barely any head. Lots of blueberry flavor, sour, oily body. A little salt? Almost like drinking blueberry juice--good, but wish it was drier, oakier, more carbed.

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Photo of masterofsparks
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Photo of budsandsuds8
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of caahare
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shandycan
4.89/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wontonst
3.45/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexFields
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Zekenyce
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Knapp85
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a very nice purple color with a fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer is slightly fruity, it has some definite funk going on. The taste of the beer has some nice tart blueberry flavors with a bit of grainy malt finish. The feel is light bodied and dry. Overall it's pretty solid.

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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 mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooGood
3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Petite Sour - Blueberry from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 457 ratings