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Crooked Stave Petite Sour

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This beer is my current project with countless hours spent conceptualizing the process and design behind Petite Sour. While this is the "table version" of our Farmhouse ale "Surette", the process is a blend of brewing techniques from farmhouse breweries which use to span from Northern Germany to Northern France. Drawing inspiration from Berliner-weisse, Gose, Farmhouse Wit and Saison, Petite Sour is a true farmhouse beer. For this rendition I used a mixed culture of lacto and Brett to ferment a portion of the beer giving a cleaner acidity compared to the previous spontaneous batch. This batch of Petite Sour was again fermented and aged in our oak foeder as a blend of two beers. I’ll continue to tweak the recipe and process until this beer gets to…well, wherever our travels lead us

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
750 mL bottle. Pours a hazy orange-amber color with not much of a head. Aroma of mild brett, mild lactic sourness, buttery malts, jammy stone fruits. Bright. The taste is lactic sourness, citrus, stone fruits, a bit of brett, blackberry jam and wood notes. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild lingering funk, lingering fruits, decent balance. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3381) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Sampled at the tap room. Pours a hazed yellow with medium white head. Aroma is tart, lactic, with mild earthy and mineral notes. Flavor is tart, mild, lightly funk with lemon and hay notes. Light bodied with crisp carbonation. Nice, simply, straight forward, and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3196) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Traded bottle. Hazy golden pour with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Big aroma that has a hint of sourness but is mostly dominated by grain and popcorn. Pleasant flavor with a nice sour note, some lemony citrus acid and a quick clean finish. Nice overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2113) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Mild White Head Ring, No Lacing S: Brett, Lemons T: Brett, Hay, Mild Lemons M: Poor Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Lightly Funky Overall, poor carbonation, kind of disappointing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Really loving what CS is doing these days! .. . Pours a deep hazy amber .. . Foam is well done .. . Sour hay, light wood, and straw .. . Ample palate .. . Very nice beer .. . . I’m so dead on the inside that if you stand near me you won’t have cell service. I’ll probably still grab your butt though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Light yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is full of wheat with some lightly tart notes and some yeast. The flavor is similar. The tart wheat notes come through up front with some apples, lemons and yeast also being present. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5421) - Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a cloudy yellow gold color with a fleeting white film. The aroma has lemony citrus, funk, hay, wood, acidity leaning toward vinegar. The flavor has a Berliner like mild lemony citrus, funk, wood, hay, acidity, mild vinegar notes; overall, a decent low alcohol option.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8440) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
750mL. Clear straw with fizzing out white foam, acid cut, with champagne carbonation. Nose is fresh peach, citrus zest...moves to some raw grist, gamey wildflower honey...even something like fresh parsnip. Taste is prickly carbonation up front, blood orange San Pelligrino, bright and juicy peach and pineapple are center stage. Huge lactic acid in back end- massive yogurt. Refreshing and quenching. Easy to love.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy golden color with a minimal fizzy white head that was lasting with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy sour yeast aroma. Medium to abundant body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour flavor with a medium sour finish of moderated duration. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by tmoney99 / alexsdad06. Cloudy, more pale yellow color. Minimal white head, no lace. Great crisp lighter carbonation, dry in the body, lightly sticky in the finish. Light to medium body. Kind of a lightly salty bread flavor, lightly spicy. Good moderate to stronger sour tart taste. Very tasty, light-bodied sour.

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