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Vieille Artisanal Saison (Cranberry & Spice) - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Vieille Artisanal Saison (Cranberry & Spice)Vieille Artisanal Saison (Cranberry & Spice)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: spoony on 11-30-2013

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Ratings: 183 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of QuentinCall
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ahbithwabm
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RayReed522
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of datpingao
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dagubna
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hooliganlife
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

looked and smelled great, taste had that plastic flavor going on that i tend to find in some CS offerings hence the 3.25. color and smell were pretty on point.

Photo of Wayne17
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamato14
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaximumYuks
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a dull garnet topped by a thin pink head that sticks and no sediment. The nose is winter warmer spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, etc) upfront with tart berries underneath. There is no (or minimal) yeast/funk, grain, or bitterness in the nose. The taste is an overpowering cranberry/spice mess. It would be easy to mistake this for ocean spray with spices. There is a slight yeast presence on the back end, but it's mostly dominated by the spice profile from start to finish. It's light bodied, tart, and over-spiced, but relatively drinkable with modest carbonation, minimal alcohol, and a pleasing semi-dry finish. This was not a CS winner for me, will pass on in the future.

Photo of Schlafly33
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Kgoldsbe
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mongrel
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not sure why I was surprised when this one poured pink. Pretty tasty! Not too heavy on the spices. There's tart cranberry of course, but also lemon and lime, and that characteristic CS minerality that I love so much. Some salinity on the finish and very light nutmeg lingers on the palate.

I normally feel that Vieille tastes just a little watery, and this one is no different. Still, nicely done and not over the top as I feared it might be.

Photo of Farnswurth
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wellsnb
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thishops4u
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eawolff99
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jordantb313
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GABrew
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Vieille Artisanal Saison (Cranberry & Spice) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
87 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.