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Crooked Stave Surette - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

Not Rated.
Crooked Stave SuretteCrooked Stave Surette

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

134 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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Ratings: 134 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

t0rin0, Sep 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

djrn2, Nov 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

zestar, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

acurtis, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Thorpe429, Dec 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

nmann08, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

metter98, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

GRG1313, Nov 26, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sharing, Mark!

Thanks for sharing, Mark. The beer pours a cloudy yellow color with a tall white head. Nose is light tart with really nice lemon notes. It’s somewhat catty, sort of a Sauvignon blanc character. A nice oak aroma, sort of musty, and some straw. The flavor has a pronounced lemon note and tartness. Plenty of musty oak and straw. Cracker malt flavors with a dry finish and some white wine.

womencantsail, Aug 07, 2012
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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%

JAHMUR, Mar 04, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a very hazy light amber goldenrod color into a tulip glass with a 3 to 4 inch fluffy white head. smells like a flemmish sour all the way, really tart and almost a little off-putting if you dont drink a lot of sours. taste is less potent, with just a slight tartness in the finish, a very winelike taste, slightly fruity, yeasty, mild oak as well. this is a really complex brew, well made. mouthfeel is so alive, vibrant on the tongue and a long aftertaste. this was an experience for me, definitely going to find more crooked stave brews.

StonedTrippin, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

yourefragile, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

dbrauneis, Jun 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Gonzoillini, Mar 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Mebuzzard, Aug 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 18, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle opened on 3.26.13
Batch 7/11
Bottle 226/1599

A - Pours a cloudy, darker orange with a large foamy egg shell head with good retention and lots of lacing.

S - Brett, oak, subtle fruit, earthy.

T - Soft fruit, brett, oak barrel and nice earthy-farmhouse. WOW!

D - Silky smooth and decent carbonation with a lighter body. Perfect.

O - A real treat. Silky smooth and perfect fruit, barrel and funk.
Thanks Rack!

HuskyinPDX, Apr 12, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

claspada, Jul 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Haybeerman, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

kscaldef, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

eawolff99, Apr 23, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into an Old Engine Oil tulip. Big thanks to Joe for sharing this one.

A: Slightly hazy orange-gold body with a finger of frothy white head. Nice.

S: Terrific: dry minerality, citrus fruit, grassiness, and apple. Very fresh, very fruity, very spicy. Awesome.

T: Follows the nose - balanced, complex, intense. Fruit, spice, and minerality balance perfectly.

M: A little light and prickly, but ok for the style.

O: Man I love a complex, refreshing, medium-strength Saison. This one really hit the spot.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Mar 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

CheapBeerBuzz, Aug 10, 2013
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Crooked Stave Surette from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.