Petite Sour Raspberry | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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4.11/5
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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): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by Prospero on 03-28-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,805
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
231
pDev:
6.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of glass_house
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
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 +9.5%
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 -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of FBarber
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of caahare
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NEOdrinker
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Clean, crisp and correct, the simplistic line of sour ale from the Crooked Stave team highlights the ripe, radiant and irresistible succulent tang of raspberry.

Petite Sour Raspberry pours a glowing, bright rosy mauve color with deep pink tethers of darkness and depth. A fluffy, pillowy cloud of foam daintily rests on top and draws in the nose with its piquant berry tartness and the winey, cidery foundation underneath. With a brisk waft of sea mustiness, the taste comes with light pastry, dry jammy and decidedly fruity pep of sweetness.

As the carbonation carries away the faint malt sweetness, the remnants of berry and ale create a dialogue on the middle palate that speaks of the moderately robust berry taste and the green apple, lime, lemon and vinous white wine taste that rests just below the berry boldness. Bracing acidity plays a distinctly but cleanly tune on the finish that tightens the jaws and nearly inducing a bead of sweat on the cheek.

Dry, crisp and remarkably clean, the dedicated sourness trends winey with sharp champagne and a short linger of vine ripe raspberry. A kiss of pastry and the fine must of burlap return in a retro olfactory kind of way in a subtle echo of flavor.

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

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of junaman
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gcamparone
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 375mL bottle into a Crooked Stave snifter. Acquired at the brewery.

Pours a stunning bright red/pink body with a pink head that sticks around for a while and leaves spotty lacing.

Aromas are potent - mostly raspberry here, a little one dimensional but its very inviting. On the tongue it seems a little watered down, light raspberry, a little grainy, not much on the follow through. Again, a little one dimensional with not much more than raspberry. Easy to drink for this reason with low carbonation.

I wasn't super impressed but it's solid for what it is. Could have used some depth and more flavor.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

nice crisp clear looking pinkish-burgundy hue. but strands of particulate and yeast, despite a settled bottle and gentle pour.

smells a bit wild, nice oak coming through, faintly sweet plum smell, but hardly any raspberry.

fruit more present on the tongue. tart. some cough syrup flavor. fades pale and plain after a tinge of wood.

feel is kinda meh. virtually completely flat. but not like a lambic. maybe a 15% c02 fizz. somewhat medium body.

overall pretty tasty. could use some more raspberry, and a bit more carb to carry and disburse the flavors. would drink again, but probably not purchase. there's just other similarly priced better wild raspberry ales out there.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle into a Cycle Brewing goblet.

A: Very clear and dark red – it looks rather like cranberry juice. Some yeast sediment does come up from the bottom if you finish pouring the entire bottle for sure. Forms a thin off-white head that fades quickly, but has quite a bit of visible carbonation.

S: Lactic tart and funk, underripe sour berries, and some oak tannin dryness. I think there's some Pediococcus funk as well. A nicely balanced fruit and lactic feet and cheese funk. Nice but not overwhelming.

T: Raspberry juice with a blueberry and dry cranberry backer. Lactic sourness and a fair bit of cheesy funk, but less than the nose suggested. The light cracker malt body stays in the background, with more fresh crushed berries dominating. It finishes with dry tartness and a woody dryness without the usual oaky vanilla at all.

M: A light body, fairly low carbonation sensation, and low alcohol presence.

O: This might be some of the juiciest fruit flavors I've had in a beer this side of New Glarus. But I think the light body with the low level of carbonation hurts it some, making it seem thin. And I find myself wishing it was a bit funkier or a bit more sour…though I think that would defeat the “Petite Sour” moniker (i.e., I don’t think that’s what they were aiming for). But I think I would prefer one of those changes (not necessarily both). Enjoyable, but nothing I’d actively seek out again.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours a cloudy reddish pinkish color with pinkish colored head. Raspberries, lots of raspberry fruit and some tartness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied and crisp. Finishes with raspberry and tartness.

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Petite Sour Raspberry from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 231 ratings