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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
89
very good

12 Reviews
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 110
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 2.15%
Wants: 4
Gots: 20 | 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: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews by kylemckinnis:
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sage, Lemongrass, Spice, Crackery

Brewed with white sage and lemongrass. Decanted carefully for a slightly hazed pale yellow and a fluffy white head. The nose is of full of sweet sage, spice and faint botanicals. Light, lively and creamy on the palate. More sage up front with a refreshing lemongrass edge, which helps cut the crackery malt base and pushes back on the sage. Some pleasing funk and a hint of tartness come to play, but are sidelined by the sage again. Dry and pithy with husky tannins and a yeasty finish that lingers, Crooked Stave's artful use of sage yields a sublime twist on the Saison.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #102 (July 2015). (664 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
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. (721 characters)

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4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle into a chalice. Date on label is May 2015.

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellowish orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big two finger white head that slowly recedes into a thinner creamy layer. Lots of lacing.

Smell: A spicy, fruity, and funky Saison style aroma with a big scent of sage, lemongrass, and fruit. Belgian yeast along with some spice hints of sage, white pepper, and Brett funk. Big scent of lemongrass along with some other fruit hints of white grapes, orange, pear, and green apple. Bready hints of wheat, grains, straw, and cracker. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a spicy, funky, and fruity Belgian style taste with notes of sage, lemongrass, and fruit. Belgian yeast with notes of sage, white pepper, Brett and farmhouse funk. Big presence of lemongrass. Fruit notes of pear, white grapes, green apple, and orange. Fairly tart and acidic. Soft bready notes of wheat, grains, cracker, and straw. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. Spicy, juicy, and drying.

Overall: A very good spin on a Saison. Nice drying fruit flavors with a good kick of tart funk along with the sage and lemongrass. (1,198 characters)

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
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. (482 characters)

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Colorado Wild Sage Mountain Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.