Colorado Wild Sage Mountain Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Colorado Wild Sage Mountain SaisonColorado Wild Sage Mountain Saison

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BA SCORE
87
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-04-2013

Brewed with white sage and lemongrass.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 7
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Photo of pat61
4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy straw under a very finely bubled clingy 1” white foam collar that quickly descends to a thick film.
S: Two or three different layers of lemon aroma along with sage and light grains joined by saison yeast aromas..
T: Starts with a light honey sweetness with a little biscuit seasoned with sage and then lemon grass and yeast driven lemon break through and pull everything together. Tart but the malts and spices mellow it so it is not as tart as it smells.
F: Exceptionally creamy, drinks like a cloud, medium to medium light body, soft in the mouth, very fine soft carbonation.
O: I am going wild over the texture and the amazing balance between the added spices, wild yeasts, saison yeasts and malts.

Photo of Dikfour
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Slightly hazy golden yellow. Quite a bit of suspended sediment drifting about. Light carbonation.

Smell: Lemon grass, spicy green onion, crushed pepper and of course sage.

Taste: Belgian like yeast evolves to quite clearly Brett throughout the sip. Bready Malt backbone. Certain grasses; lemon grass and dusty sage of course.

Feel: Perfect body for a Saison. Extra Dry finish. A little creamy, also.

Overall: Love it. Crooked Stave rarely seems to mess up. Fairly complex.

Photo of infinitebruner
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

January 15, 2015

Draft, Taster Snifter

A – Light amber and very clear. Frothy white head with moderately long retention.

S – Definitely highlighted with fresh sage, that is the first thing that hits the nose. Light Brett funk follows closely behind, then Chardonnay, wine-like grapes, along with hints of peach.

T – Fruit, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio type flavors, followed by barnyard funk. Sage is lighter here, staying mostly in the aroma, but providing mild herbal flavor.

M – High carbonation and very dry. Moderate to full body. Moderate sweetness but very well-balanced by the dryness throughout. Drinks very similar to a carbonated version of a Pinot Grigio.

O – This is a very good base beer, with the Brett coming in at such a great level, and the sage adding something to take it over the top. Outstanding.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

On tap at CS on 10.2.14

Light sage, better then expected.

Photo of beergoot
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pale, cloudy gold color; thick, foamy, white head. Sweet sage aroma with a bit of phenolic edge. Mild malt backbone with a good bit of sage enhancement; yeasty; mild tartness. Medium bodied with a very smooth yet rich and velvety feel on the palate; very dry finish.

I very satisfying sage saison. The mouthfeel is very pleasant. All in all, nice balance and fair depth of flavor make for an easy drinking beer.

Photo of kscaldef
2.75/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Lots of sage and brett. Not wild about it.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i hope this one makes it to bottle, its so delicious. a sage based wild ale, blonde and probably comprised primarily of wheat, this is a very light and refreshing drink, perfect for summer, perfect for food, and on par with some of the best crooked stave beers to date. its hazy but vibrant golden yellow in color, with a tall white head in the tulip glass that never really relaxes. notes of fresh sage, not super pungent but definitely unmistakable, and wild brett make up the nose, and the flavor follows. the herbal element is all up front, letting the brett finish it up. creamy feel from the wheat malt and medium carbonation, while there is also a tartness to the finish, definitely short of sour, but plenty funky. no doubt about which brewery made this brew! the wild yeast complexion in the finish is great, and the beer overall is extremely dry. there are more and more sage beers out all the time, stillwater, perennial, and epic all come to mind, but this one is in a class of its own.

Colorado Wild Sage Mountain Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
87 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.