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Zeke's Belly Up Citrus Surette - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Zeke's Belly Up Citrus Surette
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 38
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MinorThreat on 10-05-2013)
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waltonc

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-15-2013 03:09:52 | More by waltonc
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Janis_Hoplin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-10-2014 06:39:16 | More by Janis_Hoplin
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-12-2014 02:54:52 | More by jtladner
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev 0%

A - Lemon, orange with a hazy dark body with a white head

S - Orange, lemon, sweettarts, white vinegar tartness. Slight blue cheese

T - Orange peel, slight lemon and vinegar with it. Slight blue cheese and funk near the finish

M - Light with good carbonation, a slight dry finish, and a light lingering funk to it

O - Another good sour form crooked stave with a good citrus presence that adds some more tartness to the regular Surette

01-14-2014 18:47:36 | More by jeonseh
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

02-22-2014 23:27:04 | More by acurtis
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BeerBuffalo

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-29-2013 17:52:15 | More by BeerBuffalo
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Minimal haze to a yellow body. Small white head. A bit of surface wisping. Thin collar.

Smell - Bright orange. Oak. Sourdough bread. Bourbon. Very nice.

Taste - Citrus and wheaty grain. Bourbon more prominent. Citrus overpowers it after a while, though.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Well carbonated. Bourbon adds some depth to it.

Overall - This is impressive. The bourbon barrel adds a fantastic dimension to it.

01-14-2014 02:19:24 | More by Alieniloquium
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claaark13

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-26-2014 16:04:23 | More by claaark13
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-09-2013 04:42:53 | More by LotsofLupulin
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.56/5  rDev +6%

Opened day of release poured into snifter

A-golden hue, hazy, pillowy white head that disappears fast

S-bright orange and citrus with surette funk and nice bourbon heat

T-exceptional, boozey whiskey and bright orange round out some brett funk. Just wonderful

M-lively and soft

O- just flat out exceptional. The whiskey and citrus compliment each other perfectly

10-05-2013 17:43:55 | More by MinorThreat
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

10-17-2013 04:12:26 | More by ucsbmullet
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3%

bottled summer of 2013.

375ml bottle with pressure cap.

poured into a Crooked Stave Tulip glass.

Appearance: translucent and glowing yellow orange bodied beer with 2 fingers of white head. Leaves some nice lacing on the side of the glass. Head drops down to a thin cap.

Smell: Oranges, wheat malts, and earthy bretty funk in this beer. The nose is fairly mellow overall, but the oranges really seem to pop out at you when this beer get close to room temp.

Taste: Orange zest, brett, and oak barrel are the prominent flavors. In the middle of the beer a little bit of bourbon and vanilla that melds nicely with the citrus and earthy flavors that have a stronger presence. Mild tartness in the form of green apples, white grapes, and meyer lemons(a sweeter, yet still tart variety of lemon). Also more brett funk that is mostly earthy and dusty. Hint of wheat malt and biscuity malt as well. In the finish, the beer has this sweet and tart citrus thing going on that is really nice! The bourbon starts to show more when the beer warms up. Its not overpowering and seems to compliment the citrus and brett flavors nicely. Mild tart oranges and very mellow bourbon seem to linger long after each sip. A unique beer for sure! Nice complexity, very well integrated and balanced saison.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation levels. Delicate slightly creamy and soft carbonation. The finish is crisp and semidry. I can't believe this beer is 7% it drinks like its 4% abv.

Overall: This really reminds me of the St bretta series beers by CS, but the brett is much more tame and balanced with all the other things going on in this beer. I think that this is the only bourbon barrel saison brewed with oranges that I have ever heard of and ever had the pleasure to try. I would say that it is on par with many Hill Farmstead saisons. Crooked Stave made a great beer here! I would say it is in my top 3 saison of all times that I have drank.

12-08-2013 14:41:52 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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sweemzander

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

04-21-2014 22:58:08 | More by sweemzander
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-30-2013 02:13:11 | More by drewone
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Steve_0

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-21-2013 23:44:26 | More by Steve_0
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

11-23-2013 20:28:52 | More by DaveHack
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GregoryMo

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

10-30-2013 03:53:04 | More by GregoryMo
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.16/5  rDev -3.3%

Bottle opened on 11.25.13
Summer 2013
Batch #4

A - Pours a hazy light orange with a fluffy white head that fades slowly.

S - Funky, tart, oaky, booze - sweetness

T - Funky -tart citrus witha hint of bourbon sweetness.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Unique and tasty, the sweetness somehow helps the funk.

12-29-2013 05:35:59 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-19-2014 05:34:52 | More by Mebuzzard
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ExperimentalAles

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-30-2013 00:11:26 | More by ExperimentalAles
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HopsintheSack

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-01-2014 04:30:13 | More by HopsintheSack
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-09-2013 00:51:00 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-20-2013 06:06:07 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-17-2014 04:10:49 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-25-2013 00:17:54 | More by eawolff99
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Zeke's Belly Up Citrus Surette from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.