Crooked Stave Surette - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
4.38/5 rDev +4.3%
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.
03-05-2012 14:32:09 | More by woosterbill
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
4.23/5 rDev +0.7%
Poured from bottle 579/1599 batch 7/11 to Duvel tulip. The beer pours a cloudy orange amber yellow color with a nice 1 finger white head with some retention and lots of lacing. The nose is a blend of oak fruity tartness with a citrus hop flavor and peppery spice. The yeast adds a nice funk. Good. The flavor begins sweet from the malt and fruity character, hints of citrus and apricot flavors. The yeast provides a funky tart sour finish. Oak also noticeable and rounds out a great flavor. Lighter bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very good. I would highly recommend. These Crooked Stave beers are killing it!
02-20-2012 15:40:45 | More by hopfacebrew
4.03/5 rDev -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.
02-14-2012 07:15:39 | More by Beaver13
3.95/5 rDev -6%
Served in a snifter
On-draft at Falling Rock Taphouse
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
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
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
4.22/5 rDev +0.5%
[Best served in a Tulip glass]
The pour was a hazy medium honey orange with an average sized (1-2 finger) white fizzy head that reduced quickly to a thin layer of foam that was left lying on top, thus producing some really nice sheets of lace.
The aroma had kind of funky odor to it and was of a straw like malt, a citrus hop and a barnyard scented yeast with notes of orange, tangerine, ripe peaches, apricot, a touch of oak and a mild tartness.
The taste was sweet and malty with a nice notes of orange, apricot and hints of citrus from the start, and had a strong yeasty sour finish with just a light hint of a woody fruit taste at the end. The flavor lasted a wonderfully long time allowing for the melding of flavors to relax on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just a tad beyond light in body with a nice dry texture and a prickly carbonation.
Overall an exceptionally tasty and refreshing brew, one with a nice fruity sour flavor that most definitely left you wanting more.
01-16-2012 15:32:30 | More by KajII
4.05/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
01-07-2012 18:17:06 | More by StonedTrippin
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
Crooked Stave Surette from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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