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Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Pure Guava)

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidezdonz (359) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - NOV 15, 2016
A 375ml bottle bottled in August 2015, poured into a Cantillon ballon glass. It poured a hazy golden colour with a less than one finger white head that dissipated almost immediately and leaves only sparse to no lacing. Aromas of funk, sour, tartness and oak. Tropical fruit, mostly guava, passionfruit and mango. Tastes sour, tart and funky. Fruit is a bit light, but its there. Citrus lemon followed by some tropical guava and grapes. Lightly oaky on the finish. Light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Overall nice tart sourness but the fruit especially guava (since that is in the name) was on the light side.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (2909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Aroma is guava and grape. Flavor is sour and tart. Perfect pt balanced. One of the best sours I have had. Had out of a bottle in Iowa city ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2302) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle shared by DalzAle. Pours pale cloudy light orange with a thin wispy white film and collar. Aroma is funky citrus little fleshy and tart notes. Taste is bitter sour funk farmy citrus flesh light malt and mouthwatering. Palate is medium dry mouthwatering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4051) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle from Crafty Bottle, London. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma has a tarty sourness. Taste fruity sour and citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3683) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2016
August 26, 2016. Bottle, bottled October 2015.
Hazy yellow with a large frothy and quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is fruity and funky, lemon, guava, peach, yoghurt and notes of grain. Taste is fruity and light sour. Fruity and sour finish with lemon juice, guava, peach, hints of oak, barnyard and grain. Light to medium bodied, soft to average, small bubble carbonation.
Good, nice fruit yoghurt notes with a refreshing citrus character.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8391) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
Thank you Mathieu87 & PriorL! 330 ml. bottle sampled @ Epic beer Tasting 2016. Black, mocha bubbles. Nose is rather metallic with very heavy roast. Taste is bitter roast, herbal, smoke is rather vegetable, leaves, bitter hop. Syrupy & heavily roasted body. Okay but not really all that for me, in general I dont get the very high ratings that this brewery gets.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6633) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2016
355ml bottle from Beergium. Pours orange with a tiny head. Aroma of tart berries, bretta, oak, wood, ripe fruits, some sourness. Taste is tartish, fruity and sourish with some berries, bretta, oak, funky yeast and wood. Finish is slightly stuffy, sweetish juicy fruity, tartish and sour with some bretta, funky yeast, oak and wood. Okay, a bit stuffy though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (923) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2016
Hazy yellow beer with smallish head on top. Aroma has sweet tropical fruits, sourness, tart. Lemon zest, sourness, grapefruit and sweet tropical fruits. The first sip was like biting a guava, but sadly the moment was gone and couldnt pick it again. Soft mouth feel with medium carbonation. Again really nice sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1994) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle from Boxbeers. Hazy, pale orange with off white head. Tart aroma with some tropical fruit, yeast, funk, citrus, grapes, a bit of pear. SImilarly tart flavor with funk, yeast, citrus, oak and guava. Pretty dry with a crisp, light finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (2137) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy light pale orange with a medium white head. Aromas of stone fruits, grapes, citrus, esters, light lactic, oaky. Taste is lactic, estery, grapey, floral, citrus, tropical fruits, guava, sulfur.


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