Crooked Stave Surette - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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4.03/5 rDev -4%
750ml bottle - batch 7/11, bottle 355/1599. Pours a hazy golden amber with a big fizzy rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is interesting - soft brett, wood, floral notes and some fruits.
The flavor is sweet tangy fruits with some earthy kind of funky brett that is a little acidic. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, I like what the brett barrel adds to the saison. One of my favorites from Crooked Stave.
02-14-2012 07:15:39 | More by Beaver13
4.38/5 rDev +4.3%
Acquired via trade
(Aged for 9 months)
Slightly hazed, golden orange in color with a moderately sized white head that leaves lots of stick behind. I always expect Crooked Stave's beers to pour with huge heads, but this one didn't. Very pretty beer.
A somewhat sweet and earthy aroma, with mild citrus, white grape, wood, and some mild acid. There's a touch of Brett funk as well, but not nearly as dramatic as in all other Crooked Stave beers I've sampled.
Complex, somewhat sweet, incredibly drinkable, very delicious wood-aged saison. The citrus fruit presence and white grape sweetness complement the earth, grass, wood, and funk very well. Complex though gulpable--exactly what I want in a saison.
Medium bodied with high carbonation. Terrific.
I really enjoyed this one--far more than I was anticipating.
04-30-2012 18:38:53 | More by ehammond1
3.8/5 rDev -9.5%
Thanks to DividedAvery for the bottle.
750ml Belgian capped brown bottle poured into a RR wine glass.
A: Pours a bright golden color with some orange tinting. Decent head on the pour and some retention. Decent lacing.
S: A good amount of Brett character with some barny, husky, and musty aromas, along with some fruity esters. A solid Saison yeast aroma as well. A touch of oak character, but subtle. The fruitiness gets stronger as it warms, giving a tropical citrus aroma.
T/M: Lots of fruitiness and hop flavor and moderate bitterness right up front. This is quickly swept away by a pretty strong Brett character. More of the barny, musty flavors with and added dose of funk. This lasts through the finish, with a bit more of the bit tropical fruity flavor. Some of the Saison strain mixed in mid to late palate. The oak is very subtle and I feel I'm only getting it because I know it was barrel aged. Body is medium or so with a pleasantly dry finish.
D: Pretty decent beer but the Brett seems to take over a bit... maybe a bit too much. Very interesting, though, I wouldn't mind trying it again.
01-26-2012 05:08:04 | More by pwoods
4.18/5 rDev -0.5%
Thanks Mark for sharing! Quick review from written notes.
Bottle #750/1544 if that matters to anyone.
Pours into a mini-pint a hazed pastel orange, murky with suspended sediment, and a thin veil of foam across the surface.
Aromas of woody eucalyptus and light acidic citrus.
Medium pucker, fruity orange and lemon rind bitterness. Vinous white wine notes, with some lingering traces of Brett yeast in the dry aftertaste. Medium bodied and quenching, would tackle a 750 easily, seems well suited to pairing with cheese and charcuterie.
04-09-2012 01:35:30 | More by emerge077
Crooked Stave Surette from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.