Crooked Stave Surette - Crooked Stave Brewery and Taproom
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Reviews by thebigredone:
3.58/5 rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Many thanks to jfstilling for including this as an extra.
This beer smells and tastes like you would expect a sour to, however my bottle had unfortunate carbonation issues. This detracted from both the appearance and mouthfeel of the beer.
Appearance - Light yellow with barely any noticeable carbonation, and no head.
Taste - All the pleasantness of a entry-level sour, but not too complex.
Mouthfeel - Flat
Overall - A beer I would like to try again, and a nice into to Crooked Stave. I would certainly like to try some more of their stuff.
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2012 21:10:51 | More by thebigredone
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4.74/5 rDev +13.1%
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 and Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.