Crooked Stave Petite Sour With Hibiscus And Cinnamon | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Crooked Stave Petite Sour With Hibiscus And CinnamonCrooked Stave Petite Sour With Hibiscus And Cinnamon
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HuskyinPDX on 06-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
220
Reviews:
28
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.5%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
46
For Trade:
3
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look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at his tasting.

2013 vintage. Batch 5/7/13.

Pours a hazy light reddish-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with hibiscus, floral, cinnamon, wood, and fruit whiskey aromas. Taste is much the same with sour floral, cinnamon, acidic, wood, and fruit whiskey flavors 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 very good beer with an interesting mix of floral, cinnamon, and fruit whiskey aspects all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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

this is s beer ive had a number of times now, and its different every time. ahh the beauty of wild yeast! the first couple of times, i was turned off by the intensity of the cinnamon and the perfumey nature of the hibiscus. i thought both were a little overdone, and that came at the expense of the beer itself. the sourness has always been there, but as its evolved in the bottle over time, its come a long way. i now get the beer first and the additives as highlights, which makes for a great and very unique combination. the cinnamon has calmed way down, and serves to further dry out an already extremely dry finish, and the hibiscus springboards off of the effervescent carbonation and really lightens this beer up and gives it a warm weather blooming sort of vibe. the yeast is bretty like a wild saison, floral too, but the sourness has amplified over time to where its got some real pleasant acidity on the back end. overall i like this beer a lot, especially what its become now, and look forward to finding another bottle sometime down the road to see where it goes from here. not much out there like this, thats for certain.

edit: the new batch that just came out is pretty killer too. i dont remember it being this crazy color, its literally neon pink now, but the flavor profile is similar, less sour obviously than some of the aged bottles ive had, but it will get there. cool recipe, glad to see it resurrected.

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

Appearance: Arrives at the bar the color of pink lemonade and the head carries that tone as well; some squiggly lacing hangs around for a while

Smell: Tart, with berries, lemons and hibiscus floral tones

Taste: Berry, lemon and floral hibiscus tones, up front, with funk and oaky elements building; increasingly tart, from the middle through the finish, with just a hint of the cinnamon developing at the end

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An interesting beer but I am not a huge fan of the flavor profile compared to some others I have tasted from Crooked Stave

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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.

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

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