Crooked Stave Blackberry Petite Sour | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Crooked Stave Blackberry Petite SourCrooked Stave Blackberry Petite Sour

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Outchillen on 04-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 12
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Skuter and mrbubbler for sharing this one at mrbubbler's "end of the world" tasting.

Bottled 3/2012. Bottle # 195/857.

Pours a murky light red with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some berry, cheese, and vomit aromas. Taste is much better with berry and acidic flavors. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some tasty flavors but the smell is a put off-putting at first.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cellar Reserve bottle. Served in a Crooked Stave wine glass. Pours a beautiful pink-purple color. Nose is a bit cheesy. Flavor is full of berries with a nice underlying tartness. Light and drinkable. Cheese character really comes out as it warms up, and is a really interesting contrast to the sourness and fruit.

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4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a nice deep dark purpley hue with a super fizzy pinkish white head that fades almost immediately.

S - Light funk, lots of wood, super faint on the blackberries. Very unfortunate.

T - Taste is subtle like the nose. Sour and funky, light tartness, wood, again with the faint blackberry.

M - Mouthfeel has very nice carbonation, super drinkable.

O - Overall, a solid beer. REALLY wish there was more blackberry notes with this.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

3/2012 bottling (If I remember correctly, didn't jot it down in my notes)

Nice ruby color, slightly cloudy. Head forms and recedes quickly. Tons of fruit in the nose, dominated by blackberry, with some notes of cherry and sweetarts. Very tart taste. Like a mouthful of fresh blackberrys. Very intense. Carbonation is a bit low. Probably my favorite beer of today's tasting, really happy to have gotten to try a bottle.

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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to poonamibaxter and daniloknezic for trading me this beer! Thanks guys!

Vintage 2012; bottle #29 / 857.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Reddish / purple bodied beer with less than I finger of white head. The head drops down to a ring around the glass.

Smell: This beer smells more fruity than sour or tart. Not much funk or vinegar noted in this sour. It almost smells like a tart blackberry koolaid. Maybe some cherries and blueberries in there as well.

Taste: This one beer is on the low end of moderately tart. Berries are really what is the biggest flavor in this beer. Just like the nose not much funk or vinegar sour notes. I would have to say it a fruit beer with a splash of sourness. In the aftertaste, I get blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries that seem to linger in the mildly sour and semi dry finish.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation. The beer has a decent amount of carbonation, but it could use a little bit more carbonation. The does beer drink well and is smooth / an easy drinking sour, but it could be a little more eppervescent and crisp; which more carbonation would help those qualities out I think.

Overall: I really enjoy the fruit forward taste of this sour. Its a nice and mellow sour that really focuses on the blackberries and I think that blackberries are a great fruit to make sours with. A really solid offering from Crooked Stave! Glad I got the oppurtunity to enjoy this rarity from Colorado!

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Crooked Stave Blackberry Petite Sour from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
4.09 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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