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Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Pure Guava)

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deviating from conventional brewing methods and inspired by historic brewing techniques, we created our Pure Guava Petite Sour. Blending farmhouse brewing traditions with an old world souring technique this rustic wheat beer is brewed with the addition of oats and spiced with coriander and sumac. Fermented entirely in our distinct oak foeder, Pure Guava is an unfiltered, golden wild ale with tropical fruit aromas and bright citrus flavors created by a proprietary Brettanomyces strain. This beer is bottled with the natural yeast, if cellared in a cool dark place it will develop more complex Brett characteristics and evolve for years to come. Drink as you would a wheat beer, cloudy with the yeast in suspension. Please enjoy this unique offering in your favorite stemmed glassware and allow the beer to breathe and open up as you swirl it in your glass.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1440) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 3, 2016
375ml bottle pours hazy orange with a finger of head. Nose and palate have nice juicy tropical melon and lime, dusty oak, toasted grain, hay, funk, medium high acidity, sourdough, citrus, kiwi. Tasty!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gEUS (1671) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2016
bottle at home. pours hazy light to hay yellow. n head. Citric acid and lemon juice aroma with a some warm spiciness to it. Light sourish body, nothing exciting actually. Flavour is faint citrus juice mixed with some wheat wort.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (617) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2016
August 2015 bottle. Cloudy yellow gold with an average head and a little lacing. Aroma is guava, light sour fruit, and funk. Taste is guava, mild tropical fruit, funk, and dry malts. Not a lot of lactic acid and not super sour, fairly juicy from the guava. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1101) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
(375ml August 2015 bottle from kihoskh.dk) Pours lightly hazed medium gold with an average white head that fades to a ring. Aroma is quite tart and lactic, fruity with some guava base notes along with passion fruit and other tropical stuff, a touch of fresh rubber, white grape, some wet funk with a little sulphur. Flavour has a reasonable of lactic sourness, citrus fruits and also some tart tropical fruit, some dusty cellar, light oak character, dry grass. Finish is dry and pretty brisk with a little Brett bite, guava more apparent in the aftertaste but not at all intense. Body is fairly light with soft but prickling carb. Nice balanced stuff but the fruit addition is kind of anonymous.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14940) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle at home. Cloudy yellow/golden - white head. Fruity. White peppery. Fresh oakey and light grapey aroma and taste. Fresh tart fruity taste. Nice tropical. Bretty. Some funky-ness. Citrus. Light melon. Perfumed. Light light bitterness. High drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (2731) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle at THT. Murky light golden with slight pink hue. Lactic, light sour grains, light rubber, there’s some nice fruits but I don’t actually get guava. Under medium sour, a hint of salt. Medium bodied with slight fizzy carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (9071) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle shared at THT. Cloudy blond orange with a white head. Aroma of Brett, tropical fruit, guava, cellar funk. Flavour is light sweet and light moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (1936) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
Tht march. Sampled from bottle. Cloudy pale golden. Grassy doughy brett medium sour fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (7942) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle shared at the March THT. Thin white head. Very hazy blond pour. Tart sourness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2328) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2016
March 12, 2016 - on tap at Rare Beer Fest held in the Minnesota History Center. An almost white pour with limited head. Not sure why, but I haven’t seen that often and it got me excited. Aroma and taste that were spicy, grainy and fruity.


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