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Vieille Artisanal Saison Double Dry Hopped | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-23-2014

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 57
Reviews by spoony:
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4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Summer 2014.

Appearance - Hazy yellow orange body. Even looks like it has a green tinge in my dimly lit living room. Nice white head. Thin collar and some wisping on the surface.

Smell - At first I get herbal hops, but it turns more lemony as I sniff it more. As it warms, oak becomes the first thing I smell.

Taste - Much more citrusy up front. A bit of orange, but it again turns lemony. The tartness builds as the hop flavor dies down. I don't get the oak until the very end.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp. Well carbonated.

Overall - Pleasant in every way. Light, tart, and hoppy.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml brought back from Crooked Stave in Denver. "Summer 2014".

A- Pale yellow body with quite a bit of haziness poured into two snifters. A white pillow of foam crowns the beer to just under a finger with frothy consistency. A remains leaving webs and spots of lace in moderate quantities.

S- Lactic acid bacteria, some Brett funk and plenty of citrus. The Motueka is apparent right away but doesn't make the beer overly hoppy per se, the other elements are the major players. Lemon, lime, orange zest, clementine and tangerine come to mind.

T- Saison and lactic are the most prominent here as well. Lemon and lime juice really come to mind with orange, pineapple and some stone fruits. Yeast spice, pepper, slight barnyard straw and a medium-light sourness.

MF- Light bodied but right around where most Saisons are and close to dry. Carbonation is medium-high with tartness lingering.

Motueka atop Vielle is certainly interesting. I think the acidity doesn't allow the hops to fully integrate and it kind of feels like Vielle and Motueka rather than with. Either way, a nice combo of interesting flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.85/5  rDev -5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Vieille Artisanal Saison Double Dry Hopped from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
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