Passionfruit Petite Sour | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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4.19/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Rifugium on 06-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,475
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
275
pDev:
6.68%
 
 
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33
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35
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Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Loving the "Petite Sour" series relies on a sour base taste and a calm brininess to carry the load. But a hint of tropical fruit gives the series a dry succulence and a sharp acidity that entices the tastebuds further.

The Passion Fruit Petite rounds the nose with the usual sour suspects of lemon, apple and wine-like must, sea air, light cereal and balsa woods. Pale pach in its color, the beer's broken froth is eggshell and creamy with a moderate lacy appearance. Flavors of wheat bread and lightly malts shed a hint of confectioner's sugar before the brunt of sourness arrives.

Bright and pleasantly tart on the middle palate, its the underlying fruit flavors that strike first. Lemon, lime, crabapple, white grape, gooseberry and grapefruit are all the things under-ripened berry, citrus, vinous of white wine and dry like French cider. But once the passionfruit brings its kiwi, papaya, pineapple character, the taste turns from the orchard and vineyard to the tropics. An herbal and bitter finish brings the taste back to grapefruit and citrus pith along with a pleasant grassiness and a gentle cellar-like waft.

Dry, light and again- highly refreshing, the taste is tight, brisk and sudden as the beer's strong acidity pangs away at the tastebuds and then lifts for a quick and clean aftertaste and only remnants of wheat and burlap drifting behind.

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Photo of moose1980
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, golden-straw color with a small, white head. Signature sour, slightly funky Crooked Stave aroma with the fruit subtly underneath. Whatever passion fruit that may have been lost in the nose is more than made up for in the taste; more tart than sour really, which gives the softness of the passion fruit a chance to come through more. Seltzer-like ending is a perfect fit. One of my favorite CS beers so far.

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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
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4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
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3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
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4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
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3.19/5  rDev -23.9%
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3.94/5  rDev -6%
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
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3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
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Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light yellow golden color with fizzy light white head. Passion fruit abounds on the nose, some light funk and tartness as well; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with passion fruit, lightly tart and dry.

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4.4/5  rDev +5%
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Passionfruit Petite Sour from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 275 ratings