Crooked Stave Surette - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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Reviews by pwoods:
3.8/5 rDev -9.7%
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.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2012 05:08:04 | More by pwoods
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4.74/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
The beer comes in a golden hay color with some haze with large foamy white head.
The aroma has tons of lemon peel, vinegar sourness, huge Brett notes, and some oak. Wonderful tartness in the aroma.
The flavor has TONS of complexity. There's lemon peel acidic sourness, but mostly vinegar tartness. Then there's some wheat and saison notes along with yeasty notes. The finish then hits you with oak and lots of woodiness, without being too earthy and bitter. There's lots of white wine vinous notes because of this oak character.
This beer absolutely just blew me away. There's the combination of fruit, Brett funk, the tartness, the saison in there, along with that really intriguing oak and wine combination. All this together makes this an extremely complex and exciting beer.
Serving type: on-tap
09-07-2013 19:27:05 | More by dar482
Crooked Stave Surette from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.