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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:
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -4.8%

acurtis, Nov 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

djrn2, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

BigThunder, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of koopa
4/5  rDev -4.8%

koopa, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of bbadger
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

bbadger, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

t0rin0, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of thebigredone
3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

thebigredone, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

LeeryLeprechaun, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of cosmicevan
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

big thanks to blake! enjoyed on 8/8.

a - nice hazy yellow orange with a big foamy head. good streaky lacing that slides down the glass but easily rebuilds.

s - smells great...just GREAT. sweet tarts. some funk, but perfect tart and sweetness.

t - just awesome! smarties. some brett like funk. some white wine oakiness.

m - prickly and awesome.

o - overall a really big surprise. i had never heard of this and was blown away. super tasty. worth seeking out.

cosmicevan, Aug 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Sidebordz, Aug 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Mebuzzard, Aug 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Pete27lax, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
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
Photo of LotsofLupulin
4/5  rDev -4.8%

LotsofLupulin, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of claspada
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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

kslsc400, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

AdamP, Jun 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

potbeercollege, May 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Bammo22, May 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Diomede, May 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

MrHirschybar, May 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Kuemmelbrau, May 07, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

(Aged for 9 months)

Slightly hazed, golden orange in color with a moderately sized white head that leaves lots of stick behind. I always expect Crooked Stave's beers to pour with huge heads, but this one didn't. Very pretty beer.

A somewhat sweet and earthy aroma, with mild citrus, white grape, wood, and some mild acid. There's a touch of Brett funk as well, but not nearly as dramatic as in all other Crooked Stave beers I've sampled.

Complex, somewhat sweet, incredibly drinkable, very delicious wood-aged saison. The citrus fruit presence and white grape sweetness complement the earth, grass, wood, and funk very well. Complex though gulpable--exactly what I want in a saison.

Medium bodied with high carbonation. Terrific.

I really enjoyed this one--far more than I was anticipating.

ehammond1, Apr 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

hoppymcgee, Apr 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

thewimperoo, Apr 09, 2012
Crooked Stave Surette from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.