Petite Sour Grapefruit Radler
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Petite Sour Grapefruit RadlerPetite Sour Grapefruit Radler
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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 9.37%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
98
From:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  18
SCORE
89
Very Good
Petite Sour Grapefruit RadlerPetite Sour Grapefruit Radler
Notes: The seventh release in Crooked Stave’s line-up of Petite Sours, was primary fermented in oak with the brewery’s mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria, and then received the equivalent of over a pound per gallon of grapefruit juice.
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 98 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by MisfitIK-9:
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4.49/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of BeersAndBears
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you like unsweetened white grapefruit juice then you will love this. I'm a big fan of the juice, and I really enjoyed this sour. Giant assault of aggressive white grapefruit up front without a ton of sweetness, and nice funky sour notes on the finish.

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Photo of Mersh
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

For someone who isn't an avid sour addict, I found this beer perfect. Not overly acidic and a great crushable summer sour. Lots of grapefruit with not much of an oak presence would be my only complaint. But a perfect patio drink on a calm summer evening.

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Photo of Scottyd22
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jkolls
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drpimento
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is kind of an odd one. Aroma is funk, yeast and fruit. Appearance had a very short lived head. Flavor's dominated by tart, has some discernable grapefruit, but also some medicine. Carbonation seems to be a bit light. This is ok to have once; don't want another.

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Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Latarnik
2.37/5  rDev -40%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has some pinkish hues. It poured with minimal head, leaving only a thing ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of grapefruit and sourness are present in the nose.
T: Compared to the smell, favors of grapefruit are much more dominant in the taste and particularly stand out in the finish, lending some bitterness and sourness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The addition of grapefruit to this wild ale makes this somewhat more drinkable compared to other beers in the style. It wouldn't be a bad selection of you wanted a sour beer on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevehagy
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of halo913
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew33
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a murky golden grapefruit juice in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some slight almost pinkish highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that quickly reduces to an extremely thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of funkiness with moderate grapefruit juice and citrus/grapefruit pith.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit zest and citrus/grapefruit pith with a light to moderate amount of bitterness. That is followed by moderate flavors of grapefruit juice which contributes a light to moderate amount of sweetness and tartness. Light to moderate amounts of funkiness in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: A very interesting combination of a radler and sour with a moderate amount of funkiness. Refreshing and enjoyable.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale yellowish orange with minimal head. Nose features heavy grapefruit zest, lactic acid, and light oak. Some fleshy peach not s come through towards the finish. The flavor is acidic up front followed up by straight grapefruit juice. The grapefruit juice brings some bitterness to the palate and finishes with a bright juicy note. Mouthfeel is light and puckery. Overall, an intriguing brew, however, the grapefruit bitterness dominates a bit for my liking which I feel throws the balance off a little.

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Photo of atone315
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sirsteve42
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sweemzander
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Petite Sour Grapefruit Radler from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 98 ratings