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

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Vieille Artisanal Saison (Cranberry And Spice)Vieille Artisanal Saison (Cranberry And Spice)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 4
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JMBSH on 12-22-2013)
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Washington

3.89/5  rDev +0.5%

Bottle opened on 4.12.14
Holiday 2013

A - Pours a cloudy, light red-pink with a fluffy pink-white head that fades slowly.

S - Funky, oak, subtle spices and cranberry.

T - Tart-acidic oak, very faint cranberry and spices.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Light and funky, but not much cranberry and spices.

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Wisconsin

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California

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Appearance: Pours out the color of grapefruit flesh - a dark pink color with hints of orange. Slightly hazy. About 1" of white head forms, which has hints of pink as well. Pretty good retention and very nice lacing around the edges of the glass. All in all, a very attractive beer.

Smell: Not too much going on on the nose. Definitely a lemony, brett funk that comes out initially. A bit of a grainy malt base becomes apparent as I dig a bit deeper. But not much else. Leaves some to be desired. The funk is nice but there is little else to complement it.

Taste: This is a bit more like it. That grainy malt base is right there again, but that is followed by a hint of cranberry bitterness and undisclosed "spice". On the back end I get some nice lemony tartness, as well as some brett funk. A nice, semi complex saison.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Very good feel, and very drinkable. Overall, a pretty nice saison. Complex enough, with a nice and pleasing level of brett funk. A nice variation of the original Vieille.

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scottfrie

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

375ml bottle into Duvel Green tulip. “Holiday 2013” release.

A: Pours a deep bright pink with a thick and fluffy light pink head. Head took its time fading into a thick collar that left a network of sticky lace down the glass.
S: Hibiscus and cinnamon are easily noticeable. Vanilla, nutmeg, and oak, along with the yeasty saison base, create a creamy, almost ice-cream like quality that reminds me of spiced fruit cream. I get a few notes of tart cranberry juice as well.
T: Cranberry, hibiscus and cinnamon up front, followed by vanilla, nutmeg, bready yeast and a touch of citrus. The finish is a bit doughy, and the aftertaste is drying and has a few gritty oak tannins. I get hints of peppery spice and a hint of lemon as well.
M: Medium-full body, creamy soft and juicy mouthfeel, with silky carbonation that’s smooth. The cranberry is lightly tart, and the finish is gritty and drying.
O: A very unique and interesting beer. I quite liked it. Spices and fruit work well over the saison base. Recommended.

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Vieille Artisanal Saison (Cranberry And Spice) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
87 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.