Petite Sour Raspberry | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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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:
#4,160
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
245
pDev:
6.8%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
37
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 245 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of smithj4
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt amber/almost pink color with a lasting finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Stringy light/somewhat messy lacing roams around the glass. The aroma takes genuine red raspberries to bleed into a nice sour to tart to sweet authenticity. Subtle sweet grass, sly lemon rind (slightly bitter). The flavor is balanced nicely between the sweet to the tart to the sour - all between the red raspberry; fully all of the way on into the aftertaste and riding on into the finish, nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable to sipping quality about it. Carbonation rides at a nice speed hitting my tongue just right. Overall, what an absolutely damn nice authentic American Wild ale. It’s as if they put real red raspberries right in the beer.

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Photo of rypkr
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

My bottle says 4.5% abv. I opened my near room temperature bottle and it started to gush. Lost not a drop. Dark red liquid with, initially, a big head of pink foam. That died down leaving some islands and a ring around the glass. I smell raspberries that are tart, the woody notes from the oak and mild funk.I needed to take really deep whiffs to pull out the last one. Diving into the tastes now and my palate is hooked. The delicate tartness is in no way coming across as artificial. There’s a sour thing going on as well..akin to what a wine’s tannins bring to that beverage. Woody oak notes round off of what I would call a fine drinking experience. All at 4.5% abv. Light bodied and a bit bit watery in the finish but that’s a minor gripe. More than worth the $7.50 I paid. Oh, I almost forgot to mention. Mild horseblanket in the taste.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dustin22martin
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured into pint glass

A: Small reddish hued white head that disappears quickly. The body is a bright red color with good clarity.

S: Raspberries, sour a little wheat light wood smell.

T: Tons of raspberry light tartness not very sweet a little sour miles of raspberries.

M: Light bodied good carbonation finishes fairly light.

O: This beer has a ton of raspberry flavor without any of the sweetness. It has nice tartness and it's a lighter bodied beer. If this was more reasonably priced I would drink it quite often.

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Photo of loganburgh
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemochas
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikeinportc
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, bright ruby red. Light, quickly-dissipating white head.

Aroma is of raspberry juice, yeast, malt .

Taste follows nose, plus a slight bit of oak.
Carbonation is very fine, and sharp. It is more "dry", than sour, but both sensations are present.
Overall, quite good, and would recommend it.

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Photo of smcolw
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pink color and clear. No head really with a single steak for lace.

More sour than raspberry but true to form.

The taste is like a low sugar framboise. Lots of sourness. Good body with ample carbonation. An easy to drink sour.

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

A: Poured into a tulip to a bright pink topped by a half finger of light pink head that fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of fresh raspberries, light tartness and a slight hint of funk
T: Taste is juicy raspberries and a pleasing light sourness along with a little funk and oak with a hint of dry cracker malts. Swallow is more fresh raspberry with lingering sourness with a slight hint of funk.
M: This beer has a moderate amount of body. Carbonation is a little low and could stand to be higher. The finish on this beer is drying from the acidity.
O: Overall this is a good beer with good flavors. It is a little low on complexity and it is a little one dimensional. While it does have some supporting flavors the fruit and the sourness are king. We'll see how this one fares with a little time.

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Photo of glass_house
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 375-ml. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss 26th anniversary tulip
From: ucsbmullet on Beer Advocate
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received Jan. 24, 2017
Consumed: April 12, 2017
Reviewed as: American Wild Ale
Misc.: No bottled on date; Poured a tad too cold

Thanks, Nick!

Was lucky enough to get a bunch of awesome brews from Nick. Had tried three of their beers before (two from Nick) and it looks like I underrated them according to the rest of Beer Advocate. Raspberry is probably my favorite sour, though, maybe tied with boysenberry. Hoping for around a 4.

Poured a red-brown amber clear color with one finger of frothy off-white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass at a rapid pace. Excellent foamy spiderweb lacing. Outstanding sporadic foamy retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled raspberry juice, oaky wine barrels, mixed berries and raspberry apple cider. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste was not as potent as the nose, although I poured this too cold. Got raspberry juice, raspberry jam, mixed berries, raspberry apple cider, oak wine barrels, lingering acidity and raspberry tart. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Long fruity finish. (Feel - 4.00)

This was pretty good. I think I may have slightly overrated this overall, but it was good. (Overall - 4.00)

4.08 | 91 | A-

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Photo of Pontzie
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: pours bright and red, little to no head. Large carbonation bubbles. Nothing really special on appearance.

S: Fruity raspberry with a nice sour nice. Really exactly what a good sour ale should be.

T: Sour raspberry that is exactly in the right balance.

F: it has that simple sour feel of being slightly flat, full of clean fruity flavors and the alcohol content is perfectly balanced into this beer.

O: Extremely enjoyable sour. Not over the top amazing but nothing missing fron this one. Perfect for a nice drink on a warm evening. Highly reccomended.

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Photo of paresis
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of FBarber
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of caahare
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Petite Sour Raspberry from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 245 ratings