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Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Pure Guava)

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansalon (2210) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2016
Pours cloudy apricot with a low white head. Aromas of farmhouse, citrus, peach, guava, mango, oak, green apple, green grapes. Taste is sour fruit with a nice balance between fruity and tart though I could use some more depth in this. Still, quite nice!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (791) - - JAN 29, 2016
Pale golden hue, good clarity, fizzy white head is quickly gone. Smells like old champagne, sweet fruit juice, rind, straw, barnyard, peppery. In the flavor, a generic tropical note -- not clear guava. Flavor progression is nice -- tartness gives way to flavor and sweetness. Earth. Lightly fruity, a little prickly pear. Hint of sweetness provides balance, a hit of grainy malt, full of flavor at the finish. Just enough tartness to play off the sweeter fruit juices.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20831) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour tart guava aroma. Fruity sour tart guava flavor. Has a fruity sour tart guava citrus finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (8733) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle @ Home. Pours hazy dark yellow with a small white head. Aroma of malt, light sourness, yeast, little brett, some sour fruit. Flavor is light sour, malt, wheat, yeast, tart and sour tropical fruit, wet wood. Thin to medium body, average carbonation, acidic finish. 100116

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (13815) - DENMARK - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle, 5.5%. Slightly hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, sour, wheat, baking yeast, fruit and dough. Flavour is malt, yeast, baking yeast, lemon, little dry, wheat and spices.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12254) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Frothy White fair mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and sour aroma. Light bitter flavor. Soem guava and sour notes. Average finish. Syruply palate. Strange but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (15684) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle @ my place. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are brett, malt, fruits, flowers and hops-

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (15189) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle @ Saxo tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, wheaty and coriander. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 090116

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
Draught @ Whats Brewing - Saturday Session 2, Stavanger
Pours sligthly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, tart, guava and citrus. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium sour with a long dry, sour, citrus and guava finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3790) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2015
On draught
Pours a pale golden color without much head retention.

The aroma is earthy & has some old yogurt funk. It’s reasonably fruity smelling.

The flavor is quite tart with a bit of sweet tart flavor happening. The acidity is pretty well pronounced & the guava character is nice but a little muddled in the mix.

Some part of me wishes this had never been refined and that I could write a ¡VOMIT BEER! Rating, alas the beer is perfectly enjoyable.


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