Petite Sour With Hibiscus And Cinnamon
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Petite Sour With Hibiscus And CinnamonPetite Sour With Hibiscus And Cinnamon
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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
Wild Ale
4.21 | pDev: 8.31%
Feb 23, 2022
Jun 20, 2013
Petite Sour With Hibiscus And CinnamonPetite Sour With Hibiscus And Cinnamon
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Rated: 3.14 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hitting me in the corners of my jaw. Sour. Notes of floral, oak and nail polish acetic acid. Very short finish. Slick feel. Dry finish. Hints of Cinnamon coming through as it warms. Not bad.
Aug 21, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by GDawgs34 from Georgia

Feb 28, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Dec 12, 2016
Rated: 3.53 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Nov 13, 2016
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Reviewed by Jadjunk from Georgia

3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
No label information. Petite Sour: Hibiscus & Cinnamon is brewed in the style of an American Wild Ale brewed with hibiscus and cinnamon, aged in oak. Available in 12.7 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a rouge-hued white crisp foam head over a very mildly hazy copper-champagne body with lively carbonation. Retention is average and lacing is light and patchy. 3.5

(Smell) An unusual but inviting aroma of caramelized malts with the impact of softly tangy fruit, a subtle tweak of earthy cinnamon and prickle of bitter raw hibiscus, giving the aroma a prickle of liveliness against the richer-than-expected malt body, preventing an overall cloying aroma. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) A fine-tuning of the aroma generates a rich but clean caramelized malt body blended with the soft, warming spice of cinnamon, quickly transitioning to a tart, dry finish with a trailing hibiscus bitterness to match. Very unique and punctuated flavors, transitioning better than expected, with both the cinnamon and hibiscus adding subtle compliments to the flavor, instead of dominating the flavor with overbearing spice and vegetal bitterness. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly chewy, smooth, very dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a light frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium overall. Balance is nearly even tangy and acidic to caramelized sweetness. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters overall. 3.75

(Overall) Another experimental sour by Crooked Stave with overall pleasing results. The cinnamon plays a nice complimentary role as a sidekick to the rich, clean malt body and the hibiscus accents the tart, bitter and immensely dry finish. Altogether, they form a sharply punctuated sour ale with sharp transitions without generating cloying or overbearing compounds themselves. There are many entries in the Petite Sour series, but this one is quite an enjoyable sampler. 3.75

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Petite Sour: Hibiscus & Cinnamon
Sep 24, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by Farnswurth from Illinois

Sep 21, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by rspauldi from Texas

Jan 29, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by ChrisP802 from Vermont

Jan 23, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Knobs303 from Colorado

Dec 28, 2015
Rated: 4.2 by Fordknox from Tennessee

Dec 27, 2015
Rated: 4 by Namtracxtra from California

Dec 15, 2015
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Rated by CraftEyeDoc from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Batch 2013
Nov 14, 2015
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Reviewed by angelmonster from Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a murky, ruby red body. Head is 1/5th of an inch and pearl white. Head retention is good and lacing is great.

Smell is of citric acid, slight hay and band aid. Hibiscus and cinnamon are barely there, I get cinnamon stick a bit more. Alcohol is non existent.

First taste is of puckering acidity. Heavy doses of barnyard funk mix with light hibiscus and cinnamon . Straw malt detected, hops and alcohol are not.

Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Halfway through bottle, inside of mouth is tingling from sourness.

Overall it was a solid beer but I was hoping for more hibiscus and cinnamon. At about 8 bucks a bottle I probably wouldn't buy again.
Oct 09, 2015
Rated: 4.2 by shredder83 from Illinois

Oct 07, 2015
Rated: 4.62 by HighonHops42 from Colorado

Oct 05, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by SDRedDevil from California

Sep 24, 2015
Rated: 4.38 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Sep 20, 2015
Rated: 4 by djgustafson from North Carolina

Sep 13, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by Jas45678 from Michigan

Sep 12, 2015
Rated: 3.2 by HumanParaquat from Indiana

Sep 06, 2015
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Reviewed by Kurmaraja from California

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dry and bright with a subtle brett cheese underneath. The cinnamon is subtley played, a woody accent to the floral red berry notes of the hibiscus. Dry medium body and a crisp finish.
Aug 19, 2015
Rated: 4 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Aug 17, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by knicks19947 from New York

Aug 10, 2015
Rated: 4.09 by kell50 from North Carolina

Aug 05, 2015
Rated: 3.98 by Docrock from Illinois

Aug 04, 2015
Rated: 4.16 by jbdpsu82 from Pennsylvania

Aug 04, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by suckaj from Florida

Jul 19, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by BUNZILLA from Indiana

Jul 16, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by MisterKilderkin from California

Jul 09, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by qcbrewer from North Carolina

Jul 08, 2015
Rated: 4.03 by Brew33 from Ohio

Jul 07, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by QuentinCall from Georgia

Jul 06, 2015
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
375ml bottle, bottles March 2015, poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a beautiful ruby red color with a small fizzy white head that disappears completely, leaving nothing behind

S- fruity and tart aroma with notes of red berries, underlying notes of spiced wood, sweet floral, lemon peel, lactic sourness, lemon head candy and a trace of cinnamon & whiskey

T- flavor profile isn't as complex as the aroma. Notes of red berry fruit up front mixes with toasted oak, sweet floral notes, tart lemon, lactic notes & a hint of cinnamon that comes out on the close

M- medium-light body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a bone dry puckering finish

O- an interesting blend that has some nice red fruity notes, I wish the cinnamon were a bit more noticeable
Jul 04, 2015
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Rated by Thedusanmandic from Ohio

4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
If they would have called this petite raspberry I would have given it all 5's
Jun 27, 2015
Rated: 4.08 by Bjornberg from Colorado

Jun 26, 2015
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Reviewed by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pour is a clear bright ruby red with a tight light pink head. Nose is cherry, citrus, faint cinnamon spice, apple skin, and light plastic brett. Taste is similar, tart cherry, tangerine, citrus, green apple skin, finish is bretty, well carbonated, with a delicate feel. Some sourness comes in through the back. Decent stuff.
Jun 21, 2015
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Reviewed by Mesa512 from Connecticut

3.37/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
the hibiscus give the beer a great color. I barely taste the cinnamon and spices, and in general I notice a complete lack in flavor. I have had better from crooked stave
Jun 10, 2015
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Rated by thegerm87 from Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Herbs, peppercorns, mouth-drying cinnamon and spice. Looks great, tastes bad.
Jun 07, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by Danny1217 from Florida

May 31, 2015
Petite Sour With Hibiscus And Cinnamon from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
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