Crooked Stave Pure Guava Petite Sour | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Crooked Stave Pure Guava Petite SourCrooked Stave Pure Guava Petite Sour
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:
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Added by pkeigs on 08-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
21.04%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 30
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of RoninTK3
3.61/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Orange/yellow with a ton of head that dissipates fairly quickly.

S - A lot of people complain about the smell of this one, but I didn't find it objectionable at all. Tartness and tropical fruit with a hint of funk.

T - Not a ton of flavor. A bit of tartness with quite a bit of guava and apple. Some funkiness. Kind of a weird aftertaste, but this is definitely where the fruit comes out. Very light beer.

M - Very light and crisp. A lot of carbonation.

Don't see the complaints about this beer. It's a light, refreshing sour that would be great on a warm summer day. Not a whole ton going on, but I definitely like this one.

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Photo of Seanniek91
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of liamt07
3.07/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared by Sammy, Batch 5/11 - bottle 1687/1765. 750ml into a tulip

Hazy orange, with a huge white head (bottle was a gusher). Huge white head, great lace and retention. Nose of nail polish, bubble gum, hydrochloric acid/vomit, funk and tropical notes. Tastes of bubble gum, tropical fruits and loads of acidity, lactic predominantly I think but the puke-y hydrochloric acid prevails as well. High effervescence, and sour finish. A palate wrecker, some certainly undesirable notes here.

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Photo of Sammy
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from JMBSH, from 1.5 years ago. It seems from comments people had some bad luck storing this beer, or receiving bottles not properly sealed. I had none of that. While we got some initial nail polish aroma,, I found the yeast aroma to be fine. A nice sour, great carbonation with honeydew, cucumber, lime, fruity kiwi. A very tasty sour finish. Enormous bubbly creamy head.

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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

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1/5  rDev -71.2%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 12.8.12

A - Gusher! Pours a hazy light cider brown with a very fizzy light tan head that fades pretty rapidly.

S - Funky, fruity, some barnyard funk.

T - Mild guava, earthy, dirt, horseblanket, tart finish.

D - Tons of carbonation and a light body.

O - Very fruity on the nose, more tart and mild on the tongue. Good thing because Guava tastes like puke.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of womencantsail
2.61/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

The beer pours a cloudy orange color with a tall white head. Super cheesy on the nose. Smells quite a bit like the powdered parmesan cheese. A bit of guava and tartness, but it’s hard to get past the cheese. The flavor isn’t quite as cheesy, but it’s still there. A bit more guava, malt, wood, and tartness, but not enough to save this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of jmarsh123
2.51/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours murky orange with a huge head that eventually fizzles, but still decent retention.

Smells slightly of guava, but mostly funk and a little bit of wheat tartness.

Where's the guava in the flavor? A little bit of tart fruit present at the start, but more of a berry and it's very light. Funky farmhouse yeast takes over and it finishes slightly peppery and dry. Really more of a straight farmhouse than having any guava goodness.

Fairly light mouthfeel with prickly carbonation.

Love the WWB series from this, but this one is pretty mediocre to bad. Very little flavor outside of peppery saison stuff which I dislike. Still yet to find a guava beer that actually delivers on its promise.

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Crooked Stave Pure Guava Petite Sour from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
3.47 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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