Petite Sour Raspberry | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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4.11/5
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225 Ratings
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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): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by Prospero on 03-28-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,747
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
225
pDev:
6.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
35
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 225 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of PierceTheElder
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparky176
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MNBeer1017
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy ruby reddish/pinkish orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/sour raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, white wine, hay, straw, grass, oak, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with light notes of oaken vanilla, leathery/musty funk, pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruit/funky/acidic yeast, raspberries, oak, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, white wine, hay, straw, grass, oak, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with light notes of oaken vanilla, leathery/musty funk, pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and light yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/sour raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, white wine, hay, straw, grass, oak, wheat, cracker, white bread, pepper, light funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruit/funky/acidic yeast, raspberries, oak, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from tartness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, moderately grainy/acidic/tangy, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an outstanding fruit sour ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance fruit/funky/acidic yeast, raspberries, oak, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly lactic/tangy/drying finish. Not as jammy as I would have liked; but this has awesome well rounded Brett/Lacto complexity; great authentic raspberry fruit and oak presence; with a solid malt backbone to control the acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Branlott42
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prezzy
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright fruit punch ruby red color. Aroma is sour tart raspberry candy and a slight almost wine like smell. Taste is identical but really tart and extremely dry. Was an extremely well made beer but a little too tart and dry for my tastes

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 375ml bottle with surprisingly no bottled on date (not sure when they removed the date from the back label). Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A very nice ruby candy red colour with a two finger pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly and left sparse to no lacing.

Aroma: Tart and candy raspberry with hints of grape and oak.

Taste: Tart, lightly sour raspberry, raspberry jam and apple cider with a hint of oak. It’s not as fruity as expected as the base wild ale is quite noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This looked great and as I poured it out, I had high expectations. However it’s taste fell a bit flat and one dimensional compared to other sour and wild ales with raspberries. It’s still quite good, but just not as complex as it could be.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm not a big fan of wilds and this one got a bit sour for me.
So no review.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

7/1....pours a bright red, very bright, backed with a light pinkish ring of foam. Strong fruity nose, definitely raspberries. Fruity sour, puckers more than others. Tasty.

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Photo of Zach136
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prager62
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 375ml bottle with no apparent date poured in a Crooked Stave tulip glass. I'm fairly certain it's a recent release as my store had it on the counter with other new beers.

Look- Pours a cloudy reddish-pink leaving behind a few centimeters of thin pink foam that quickly disappears. No lacing is left behind, but some tiny carbonation bubbles can be seen surfacing.

Smell- Tart raspberry, band aid and musty oak.

Taste- Tart raspberry, oak tannins and mild perfume. A little grass and earthy mustiness mixed in to a lesser degree.

Feel- Crisp and tart with a very dry finish.

Overall- It reminds me of a slightly sweet and medium tart liquid raspberry candy. The rather tame 4.5% abv. makes this a perfect summer patio beer. It's nice to see Crooked Stave here and I do believe I'll buy another.

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Photo of kccraftenthusiast
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful red hued pour with minimal lacing. Wild yeast phenols apparent on the nose, however not as much tartness on the flavor profile as I wish there was

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Photo of A_Rad
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Petite Sour Raspberry from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 225 ratings