Crooked Stave Petite Sour | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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78 Ratings
Crooked Stave Petite SourCrooked Stave 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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by hopfacebrew on 04-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
78
pDev:
9.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy bone colored head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some fruity and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

i liked this one from crooked stave. 4.5% abv for almost 13 bucks seems steep to me, but i love all the CS stuff, so i had to try it. pours a really pale white beer looking straw color, cloudy, with a one inch white head that relaxes very slowly. smell is quite piquant, fruity, yeasty, and tannic. flavor starts off sort of grainy, wheat malt flavor, but in quickly comes some very strange fruit whack, almost like a mix between fresh blueberries and white grapes, very strange, not sweet, but tart. that fades out to a nice lacto/brett sour finish, which leaves you wanting another sip. it has a sort of white wine mouthfeel to it, a little sweet, dry, and mildly acidic. good carbonation and mellow light body. i have to say i really liked this one. its really different, and the concept of table beer really appeals to me. another expertly made beer from crooked stave.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of kojevergas
3.29/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a weissbier glass in me friend Brendan's gaff in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Expectations are low given the brewery. Reviewed live

A: Pours a one finger head of beige colour, poor thickness, little cream, and average retention. Colour is a cloudy pale yellow. No yeast particles are visible - something of a crime considering the style. No bubble show.

Sm: Wild brett yeast, hints of lemon, heavy lactic notes, traces of wheat (?), and clean barley. I don't get oak at all. A moderate strength aroma. Fresh and inviting.

T: Bretts, lemon peel, pleasant lactic notes, mild wheat, clean background clean barley, and more standard yeast to style. Somewhat simple but quite enjoyable. Quite refreshing. No alcohol comes through. No subtlety. Nicely balanced and built for a simple clean beer, but lacking depth. I do like it, but its simplicity holds it back significantly.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Refreshing. A touch too thin. Slightly overcarbonated - especially for the style. Complements the flavours in a general sense, but certainly isn't tailored specifically to them.

Dr: Quite drinkable and enjoyable. Very refreshing and pleasant, but lacking the depth and complexity required to make it truly great. I'm starting to gain a little more faith in Crooked Stave, but I'm still skeptical of the simplicity of their brewing process.

B-

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

My first beer from this brewery. Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Pours a nice creamy almost 1 finger pasty white head that fades at a med pace with a bit of lacing, then disperses to pretty much nothing, the beer of a hazy lemon meringue like color.

Nose has some nice tart fruit and light wild yeast. Tart slightly lemony fruit, little creamy malt gives a light lemon meringue like aroma as well, light bready funk, light Brett and lacto with a light mustiness of funk, hint of vanilla oak.

Taste starts semi tart, light sour fruit, hint of green apple, and light sourness in general. Light funk, little musty funk, bready malts, hint of barnyard Brett funk but just a touch. Slightly thin feeling, but the Lactose adds a nice tart but creamy like, and bit of dusty oak in the background. Finish is dry and light bready, slightly creamy, just a hint of lingering funk but it's mostly gone.

Mouth is lighter bodied, lighter but decent carb, slight creamy.

overall not bad, a but light for a sour, and funk is there but barely, nice tartness, bits of fruit, very drinkable though.

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3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Bill for getting this and other bottles out to me. Served in a Cellar Reserve wine glass. Nose starts with slight sulfur but fades to hay and lemon. Slight funk. Good wheat body. Dry funk. Light acid. Easy drinking. This is something I certainly won't mind having another bottle of.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with a white head. Intense pineapple aroma along with some straw, oak, and lots of lemon. Quite citric with lime and lemon zest, a bit of grass, and some mild malt. The flavor is nicely tart, quite acidic, and very citric with both lime and lemon. Mild oak, some tropical fruits, and a bit of must. Fairly light on the palate and easy to drink.

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

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

Petite in what way? Anyway, this stuff pours a milky pale straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises lemon peel, light wheat, and a touch of funk. The taste brings in more of the same, with more funk, more tartness, pervading. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying feel. Overall, an enjoyable session sour, one of the very few such creatures I've yet encountered.

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3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gorgeous looking beer. Short lives white head on a opaque dull yellow body. Leaves a collar and has a little lacing.

Equal parts sour and funk on the nose.

Sour upfront but quickly subsides. Finishes extremely clean.

Medium to medium thin mouthfeel, small prickly carbonation.

Good "table beer". Very drinkable, lots of flavor pack into a small ABV. Thanks 4DAloveofSTOUT.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this one about as much as the Blackberry Petite Sour, which seemingly goes against the grain here. This one pours a murky pale gold with an enormous fluffy white head that settles rather quickly and leaves no lacing. Big time brett aroma pops up and out of the glass, smacking you in the face with funk, barnyard, hay and overall mustiness. Hot on its heels is an aggressive lemon acidity.

The flavor of the beer flips things around a bit; this one is all about lemon sourness, highly acidic; the taste of brett is more suggested than anything else; it permeates your nostrils with its barnyard funkiness each time you bring the glass to your face but powerful lemon is the lead note here. Enamel is stripped and your teeth are left feeling squeaky.

Medium light body, good carbonation, crisp and refreshing, strongly sour and acerbic, a bit of heartburn emerged within an hour of drinking this, a rarity for me. This one reminded me of an over-the-top Berliner Weiss with tons of brett.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of rudzud
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into a tulip and shared with JLindros. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured a hazy golden straw with a one finger soapy head that fades to leave a sudsy blanket and thin lacing.

S - Interesting, very light barnyard funk and green apple sourness with very light barrel and creamy lacto. I got almost an old cheese note in the realm of funk. Light lemon too.

T - Nice light barnyard funk and belgian funk with more green apple and lemon sourness with light lacto cream qualities on the finish. Its a lingering green apple finish as well.

M - Nice and crisp, super drinkable. The lactose helps this from seeming thin. Nice tart finish.

O - Overall this was a good lower ABV wild. Its all a bit too light for my tastes, but I can appreciate it.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of corby112
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to kubrick215 for sharing.

Pours a very cloudy, murky golden yellow color with dark ripe banana hues and a half finger off-white head that quickly dissapears.  Minimal spotty lacing.

Musty, slightly funky aroma with a nice farmhouse/barnyard presence along with toasted oak, lactic funk and musty brett.  Almost wheat/Berliner like with sourdough bread, citrus juice, wild yeast and a lactic cheese character.  Lots of lemon citrus character and the lactic funk stands out more as it warns.

Full bodied, especially for the style with a really nice balance of barrel, dry, musty brett, citrus acidity and lactic funk.  Crisp and refreshing with lemon acidity nicely complimenting the dry, musty brett.  Dry toasted oak carefully blended in, melding nicely and not overpowering the other notes.  Nice carbonation/spritzer like with the lactic funk coming on strong in the back end with subtle cheesiness.  Well balanced and easy to drink considering the complexity.  I really enjoyed this one a lot.  

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big thanks to daniloknezic for a GREAT extra! Thanks Danilo!

poured into tulip.

reviewed from notes 5/10/12.

Appearance: Hay straw yellow bodied beer with a small white head.

Smell: Wheat, hay and faint lemons.

Taste: Similiar to the nose. Wheat, hay and a nice lemon tartness. Mild tart is imparted from the lemon. Really balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation. Really clean finish on this beer; really easy drinking and smooth.

Overall: Really enjoyed this table beer, but I like the Upright Four just a little bit better because of the spicy and peppery saison notes from that beer. New to the "table beer" style, but I really enjoy drinking them on hot days.

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Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 78 ratings
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