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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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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4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lightish purple color with a medium whitish-pink head that goes down quickly. Scent is AMAZING. Great blend of funk and fruit. Lovely berry aromas...blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, and then some nice earthy funkiness. Just the slightest hint of aged cheese. Good amount of oak and wood with some acidic aromas as well. Taste is just as it smells, just less funky. Lovely berry flavors, but keeping it perfectly soured. Nice puckering barnyard characteristics with sweet berries and fruit flavors. Good amount of oak as well. Mouthfeel is puckering and nicely carbonated. Drinkability is very high. This is probably my favorite CS beer. Very delicious and memorable.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 3.15.13
Batch: Mar/2012
Bottle: 531/857

A - Pours a depp dark burgundy purple with a light than-pink foamy head that fizzes away quickly.

S - Subtle funk, wood, blackberries. Very inviting.

T - Tart, oakiness, then some sour blackberry. Great.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Nice tartiness while still strong blackberry flavors. Very nice.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 460/857. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a dark purple with a thin white layer of head. The nose has ripe fruity blackberry syrup followed by notes of boysenberry and black cherries. Some earth comes in at the back along with oak and vinegar. The taste starts of with acidic tartness paired with tons of blackberry. The unit ranges from earthy to some candied qualities at the end. The taste is incredibly complex and delicious. Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. Overall, a delicious fruited sour. The blackberry makes for a unique offering.

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