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Crooked Stave Surette - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 73
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DividedAvery on 11-03-2011)
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Reviews by pwoods:
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3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

pwoods, Jan 26, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Beaver13, Feb 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

chossboss, Feb 22, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

(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.

ehammond1, Apr 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Janis_Hoplin, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

doremite, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

acurtis, Nov 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

kslsc400, Jun 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19%

Indytruks138, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

leschkie, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

tdjb, Apr 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Hessian257, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Gonzoillini, Mar 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19%

kkrez, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

hiphopj5, Apr 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

mc4z, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

GRG1313, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

SpdKilz, Feb 15, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

emerge077, Apr 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Diomede, May 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

LotsofLupulin, Aug 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

ChipChaight, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Atomicskis5, Jul 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

hoppymcgee, Apr 10, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013/Batch 4

A: deep gold beer in my tulip; like with their Veielle, a measured pour yielded about a finger of fine foam. Little-to-no lace.

S: herbal and floral, some citric and yeasty notes; subtle "barnyard" aromas

T: tart but mellow, suggestions of pale dry flowers and grains, funky brett-ish flavors - musty, dank; something like ruby red grapefruit throughout; very distant malt sweetness

M: soft but tart; nice fuzziness on the tongue; crisp, fresh finish

O: well, Crooked Stave is 2-for-2 with saisons in my book. Lots of grapefruity citric flavor here, underscored by the tang and funk of brett (though I don't know if its actually brett - but the taste is there). If this flavor palate is to your liking, then this beer will be, too.

Greywulfken, Jun 27, 2013
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Crooked Stave Surette from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.