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Crooked Stave Surette - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 73
Gots: 32 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

04-29-2013 11:02:33 | More by fredmugs
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

02-24-2013 01:59:50 | More by kylemckinnis
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

03-05-2012 05:54:16 | More by MaineMike
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

09-18-2012 02:21:38 | More by t0rin0
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3.58/5  rDev -14.8%

Big thanks to kkrez for sending this bottle my way. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours a slightly-hazed peach color with a good white head and a nice amount of spotty lacing. The nose brings a bit of stone fruit and light wheat plus some nice funk. Flavor has a bit of light peach and lemon plus dry wheat. Nice dryness to the finish and a light sourness. Well done, especially in the feel department. Solid brew for sure.

12-17-2011 01:17:22 | More by Thorpe429
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3.58/5  rDev -14.8%

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.

09-08-2012 21:10:51 | More by thebigredone
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3.63/5  rDev -13.6%

The beer is a brilliant and yellow with a head that soon disappears into the glass.

The beer smells very tart and sour with a little bit of vinegar. You can tell as soon as the beer is opened that is is going to taste sour.

As soon as the beer hits your tongue it is sour and sour in the middle and sour at the finish, and that is about it.

The mouthfeel is thin.

This is a good beer is you are going for tart and sour, unfortunately there is very little depth and has little else going on.

08-19-2012 01:13:07 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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3.68/5  rDev -12.4%

Poured a nice golden color with a thumbs width white head. Sweet and a little tart in aroma along with the funk. Flavor was solid and enjoyable but not quite great due to it being a touch simple. A nice sweet malt backbone to it, some juicy pear, and a nice tartness to it. Medium bodied, smooth, and kind of creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a solid brew..

02-26-2012 04:52:59 | More by denver10
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

10-11-2012 23:21:10 | More by bbadger
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-22-2013 03:13:04 | More by sirsteve42
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-09-2012 02:25:42 | More by thewimperoo
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-28-2013 18:43:41 | More by peteh2112
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-26-2013 00:29:52 | More by CypherEnigma
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

05-16-2013 23:53:57 | More by WesMantooth22
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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
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3.83/5  rDev -8.8%

Poured from 22oz Bomber into a New Belgium Snifter

A: Lots of haze and an orange-gold color here.

S: Funk, citrus and barn/hay dominate the aroma. For what it is this is a very typical smell

T: Light on taste, the normal notes of slight citrus, wheat/hay and some light spice. The funk is there on the finish but is fairly subdued and not overbearing. The finish is also dry and the funk stays around a bit

M: Very light, nicely carbonated

O: This is a good saison. While it isn't anything incredibly special it is a good bretted saison that is worth the try

11-03-2011 01:38:19 | More by DividedAvery
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New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -8.3%

Pours a hazy light golden orange with a decent size white frothy foam that faded pretty quickly leaving some spotty lacing on the glass.

Aromas begin with some slightly sweet biscuity malt, sourish wheat, light yeasty white pepper, straw and some oakiness. Hint of funk and some fruitiness emerges as it warms, but I had to search for them.

The tastes begin with a light sweet malt backbone to it, some juicy pear, paired with some light tartness. As it warms you get more of the barnyard, musty flavors with added dose of funk.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with medium to lowish carbonation. Finish is slightly off because of the low carbonation creating a smooth, almost creamy finish.

07-18-2012 17:53:59 | More by claspada
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3.85/5  rDev -8.3%

A - Pours a light golden orange with a half of a glass of white frothy foam that faded pretty quickly and left alot of lacing on the glass
S - another reviewer said this smells like a flemish sour and I get that, a very faint version and I really like it. i'm picking up a little bit of cherry, some oak and a bit of wheat grain.
T - Flavor is faint, i'm picking up some light citrus along with the funk and wood. The citrus comes back in the finish a little stronger and has a nice orange flavor.
M/D - Light bodied, very foamy in my mouth, not over carbonated, just frothy. Its very easy to drink and would be great on a hot day sitting out on the patio eating some seafood.

01-22-2012 03:52:41 | More by mikereaser
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3.95/5  rDev -6%

169th Review
Served in a snifter
On-draft at Falling Rock Taphouse

From notes.

A: Hazy orange. Barely a quarter (white) fingernail head.

S: Malt biscuit, wheat, orange zest, white pepper, straw, and some oakiness. Very nice and inviting. Hint of funk, but I had to search for it.

T: Light citrus, wheat, pepper, decent amount of funk, hay, and soft, rounded fruit notes. Hint of tartness near the end which balances the sour quite nice. Not too overpowering, but drinks very smooth.

M: Light bodied with gentle carbonation.

O: Not what I was expecting based on my discussion with my beer guy Paul at FR, but solid all-around. Doesn't drink entirely like a saison/farmhouse, but maybe that's why I enjoy this so much. Could use a bit of age to get more well-rounded, but something I would recommend to anyone interested in exploring the realm of sour beers. This would be an excellent transition because it is fairly mild compared to other "true sours". A nice offering for sure!

02-11-2012 14:32:27 | More by spdyfire83
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-24-2012 02:20:24 | More by acurtis
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-30-2012 21:19:56 | More by kslsc400
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-22-2013 05:14:24 | More by leschkie
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-05-2012 22:56:07 | More by tdjb
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-19-2013 16:35:19 | More by hiphopj5
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-26-2011 06:45:56 | More by GRG1313
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Crooked Stave Surette from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.