Crooked Stave Petite Sour | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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78 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 29
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of homebrew311
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is incredibly pale with collar of white head and no lacing. Nose is zesty with white pepper, lemon rind, sourdough bread, and funk. Taste is is very sour up front with heavy bready sourdough character to follow. Citrus tartness comes through next with a clean and refreshing finish that is very tart on finish. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated with light body. Overall, very tart and tasty, worth a try.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 12.2.12

A - Pours an almost clear, very light orange with a large near-white head that fades quickly.

S - Tart lemon and oakiness.

T - Tart lemon, wheat, wood, very nice.

D - Good carbonation, light body. Tart with a farmhouse finish.

O - Another CS winner in my book. Tart lemon and oak goodness.

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3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of tobelerone
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
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 +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of nhudson
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Latest batch of Petite Sour mid-2012

A: straw hazy yellow color. White head, very fizzy that disapates very quickly, no lacing at all.

S: Slight barnyard funkiness, melon with lemon zest. I am getting something else maybe a slight hay smell?

T: Funk, tartness. I get a hint of lacto in there as well. I get melon, more of a slight cantaloupe flavor. Lemon zest again in the finish.

M: dry, tart, crisp finishes fine with only a hint of funk left behind. Very drinkable.

O: this being my second bottle I love this beer. While not perfect it's very drinkable at 4.5% with a very easy drinking finish. I wish I had access to an unending bottle supply. I think I could drink one a day.

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Crooked Stave Petite Sour from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
3.9 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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