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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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. Iíll continue to tweak the recipe and process until this beer gets toÖwell, wherever our travels lead us

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1416) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle from Scott - thanks! Pours a bright and vibrant hazy yellow with a small froth of white foam that quickly reduces to a slick of bubbles. Steady and lively carbonation. Aroma is light wheat-type grain with funk, lemon, minimal tart, and gueuze-like characteristics. Taste is not as complex as the flavor suggests and is heavy on the sour with tart, wheat, and lemon. Clean mouthfeel that gos a bit watery into the finish. Hugely flavorful sub 5% ABV beer. I really like this beer. The brewer has an original vision and is pursuing it; a few tweaks to the beer and it could easily go from good to world class amazing. Looking forward to trying more Crooked Stave offerings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (223) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours reddish orange with thin white head. Smell is pomegranate, yeast, spice and fruit. Taste is sweet pomegranate, then sours to a vinegar red wine taste. Medium body heavy carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1146) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
February 2nd, 2013 - My visit to Crooked Stave is coming to a wistful end as I approach my last sampler glass: the Petite Sour. Iím unsure what makes this sour "small", but everything before it has been acidic, and tasted like a small miracle in a glass. The Petite Sour is much more buttery on the nose, and I suspect, uses Brett to achieve a farmyard smell. But imagine a farm setting in a misty, dewy morning, hauling shaggy, wet hay. Thatís the first whiff of this sour, with follow-up smells of popcorn, cornbread and grits - several smells Iíve never encountered quite so strongly or elegantly in a beer before. The flavor goes in a completely different direction. The palate is noticeably thin, and first delivers a cleaner, sweeter taste of cereals, corn and pineapple...actually, lots and lots of pine apple and orange juice. So much so that the Petite Sour begins to taste like a sour and tangy piŮa colada. Odd to have such a tropical flavor in a gray, snow-laden city? Yes, but itís another creative expression of Crooked Staveís adventurous brewing. This doesnít reach the same apogee of perfection as the Brett díOr, but itís fun, and well worth chasing for beer tasters on safari in our fine city of Denver.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Drake (9939) - 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 (3623) - 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 (3289) - 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 (2367) - 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 (6448) - .....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 .. . . Iím so dead on the inside that if you stand near me you wonít have cell service. Iíll probably still grab your butt though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5893) - 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 (6428) - 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 (9091) - 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.

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