Sour Rose | 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): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Petite Sour Rosé

Primary fermented with our mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria, sour Rose undergoes secondary fermentation in large oak foeders on raspberries and blueberries.

Added by GRG1313 on 09-12-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,166
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
145
pDev:
8.15%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
40
Trade:
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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djinner13
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nicely tart and sour but with a slight bitter taste at the end. A little too much rasberry for my liking but overall a very good sour.

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Photo of AirBob
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tbone2131
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- A becher glass receives a muddy pink-red brew with foamy light pink cap rising up to two fingers. The head is short-lived and only a tiny ring remains. No lacing on my glass.

S- The description says second use berries and immediately upon opening the can is a massive aroma of berries mostly of the rasp' varietal. Plenty of depth from the ferment as bacteria and yeast both make contributions with musty funk, sour lactic acid and bread. Vinous oak but mostly the sour and the fruit. No sulfur to report.

T- Big old berries once again with the raspberries really leading the way but here the blueberries bring a fresh blueberry flavor with a nice hint of the husk. Raspberry popsicle leads into big lactic acid, bread, vinous oak, slight hay funk, musty grapes and lemons.

MF- Very much light bodied but not thin as there is just a bit of a silky texture. Medium-low level of carbonation considering the style and it ends bordering moderate sourness after some sipping.

Considering the single was $3 this brings a ton of good culture flavors and a lot of raspberry with some blueberry hints. I could get used to this.

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Photo of flek
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jenrhart
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emeyer
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KLHBB
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
2.88/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this can.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden rose hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin halo.

S - Aromas of nice fruited berries, then egregious enormous sulfur notes. Oppressive and frightening.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice berries followed by horrific sulfur, rotten trash.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated. Body use thin.

O - Overall this was a rather horrible beer. Utter sulfur bomb.

Serving Type: can

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Photo of jlindros
3.24/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light fizzy head, no real lacing, pink hazy murky color

Nose is interesting, some decent funk, nice berry and bright fruit, plenty of funk, a little sulfur skunky, rotting vegetables, salty brine, juicy berry, blueberry boisesnberry like too, little wine barrel oak notes

Taste about the same, some fruity berry, bright blueberry boisenberry raspberry like, creamy wheat and base flaked malt, then into the skunky sulfur rotten vegetable thing, mild wine barrel notes, a little oak and vinous notes, rose wine like notes with light wheat beer like

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent fizzy carb but a little light

Overall seems like it would be good if not for the weird sulfur trash nasty character in there

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Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheGent
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BltByKrmn
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of augustgarage
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Batch 2018-26 - poured from a 12oz can into a shaped pint glass.

Lightly hazy electric crimson liquid with a short pale pink cap receding to a delicate collar and surface slick. Sandy lacing; poor retention.

Bright, berry-forward, slightly funky aroma.

Tart palate entry with some berry-infused sweetness around the corners of the mouth - pure fruity but dry finish with a touch of oak, white tea, and river stone.

Light-bodied, crisp, gently tannic.

A well crafted, well balanced sour that should appeal equally to novice/advanced sour drinkers. An excellent Summer libation.

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Photo of Glider
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can labeled 2018/2019 batch. Poured a beautiful deep red with a substantial pink head. Smells of berries, green apples, and lemon. Flavor is lightly sour and very dry, green apples, lemon, and berries then turning to all raspberry with a lasting finish.

Their note on the can comparing the flavor to champagne is right on. This is a very refreshing beer that is great for the summer and those who like berries. It is light in body, and the raspberry flavor is excellent. The sourness is mild, and keeps you wanting another sip. I didn't get much funk, wood, or a lot of complexity, but what was there was delicious. Especially for the price, I would recommend this beer to anyone looking for a summer refresher and a change of pace.

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5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of gspeer711
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of chrismattlin
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Sour Rose from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 145 ratings