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Vieille Artisanal Saison Double Dry Hopped - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Vieille Artisanal Saison Double Dry Hopped
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BA SCORE
88
very good

26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 6.98%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 07-23-2014)
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Reviews by spoony:
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4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 375 ml bottle (summer 2014 batch) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces about finger of white head. A nice coating of thin lace remains on the glass as the head fades. The beer is light-golden-yellowish and pretty hazy. There are a few active streams of carbonation in there.

S-The aroma is a lovely, juicy, hoppy thing with a tart pull of light sourness that is restrained but noticeable. The hops are tropical with pineapple, lemon, and orange flavors coming through. There is a bit of typical Crooked Stave mustiness (not full-on funk, just a dampness that virtually all of the CS beers seem to have). Really pleasant and inviting.

T-The taste is good, but not like the smell. There is a similar zesty, hoppy mixture of juicy, tropical citrus flavors with just a hint of straw flavor and a bit of bread. The mustiness persists, as does the lactic tartness.

M-The body is lighter than some with a medium amount of carbonation.

O-I admit to being a little "over" the many Vieille variants, but this one may be my favorite. The aroma is great...a really a nice bouquet of fragrant hops. The taste doesn't match up, but this still a great summer drinker that packs a solid flavor. If only it was a bit cheaper for 4.whatever % ABV, I would drink a lot of it.

spoony, Aug 05, 2014
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for some reason i don't remember vieille being this sour. i remember it more as a slightly tart really funky type, but this version is much much more sour, really acidic, and while it isn't insanely sour, its definitely the most sour version of this beer to date. the double dry hopping is really nice through, even more intense than the single hopped with this really vibrant new zealand varietal. hazy and blonde and sunny colored with a short white head. the nose on it is smelling salt head snap sour, more because i remember this as mild than because its as sour as more lactic beers, but it comes as a shock. the hops are fruity and mouthwatering, and go well with the yeast complex, very dynamic and decidedly crooked stave. the flavor is hoppy all the way through, not just in the finish, but its nowhere near is pungent as the smell, thats what dry hopping does i guess right? very flavorful brew, with a ton of cool funky yeast nuance, as interesting as any, and really easy drinking with all this carbonation and barely over 4% abv. i wish this came in bombers, because one bottle just isn't enough, its such a session wild ale, with the brightness and forwardness of the hops, its such a cool new take on a familiar style and beer in vieille. tart as heck in the finish, i liked this incredibly robust version of one of the best crooked stave beers, but i think i prefer the galaxy edition to any others so far.

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Vieille Artisanal Saison Double Dry Hopped from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
88 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.