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Crooked Stave Surette Reserva - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Crooked Stave Surette ReservaCrooked Stave Surette Reserva

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

104 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 104
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 35
Gots: 24 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 07-12-2012)
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Jordantb313

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-05-2013 05:16:22 | More by Jordantb313
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%

Pours a golden-yellow color, light and full of a cloudy haze all throughout. Little, almost nonexistent head fizzles quickly into thin air. Aroma is full of sour and tart fruits; apples, grapes, pears, and maybe even a faint bit of peach. Some light barnyard funk on the back-end of the aroma - your typical brett-like yeast additions, not overpowering, and actually a bit more subdued and mellow than I would have liked. Light, earthy and woody (oak?) aromas come out a few minutes into this one, still mainly buried by the heavy fruit tartness.

The sour reaches out and grabs your tongue as soon as you take a sip; apples, lemons, pears. The sour profile punches you with an intense tartness right up front that quickly fades and turns into a more mellow sweetness, full of the same fruit types. As the sweetness approaches, the brett and funk flavors come alive - a solid helping of a wet, woody funk makes itself known in the aftertaste, fading out with some fruity and malty sweetness; lemon zest, and tart-turned-sweet citrus. Thin bodied, almost on the medium spectrum, with a nice dose of carbonation.

Very solid saison/sour/wild, whatever the hell you want to call this one. Nice fruity tart and sweet flavors with a solid backing from the brett. Easily drinkable at 6.2% ABV, this one goes down very nicely.

EDIT: 7/17/2013

Sampled again thanks to Kevin R. Gotta bump the score up a little bit. More tartness with an even more pleasingly sweet finish. Lots of light, bright fruits shining through with each sip. I enjoyed this the first time around and even more the second. Thanks, Kevin.

02-10-2013 19:55:25 | More by tectactoe
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%

12.7 oz bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a fizzy white head that completely disappears.

The aroma is acidic brett with some tropical fruit.

The flavor is sweet tart and sour fruits with earthy brett. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, tastes great, but a little under-carbonated.

09-26-2013 23:41:31 | More by Beaver13
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ehammond1


3.88/5  rDev -4.7%

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

Pours a cloudy light golden and peach color without much visible carbonation. This is almost completely still. Leaves the glass with an oily sheen and spots of stick. quirkzoo told me this was the brewer's intention and is appropriate for the style. Even understanding that, beers are prettier with bubbles. Still a pretty beer.

Pleasant, well-integrated aroma of mild citrus (tangerine and lemon) and stone fruits, a little bit of a basement and brick funk Brett character, and very mild grass/hay.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with the light lemon, tangerine, hay, and mild, complementary basement Brett funk combining with a bit of lactic sour presence.

Medium in bodied with very low, nearly zero, carbonation. Appropriate for the style I'm told, though I think some carbonation always helps a beer taste and smell better.

A lovely beer to share or MarkIntihar, whatever you're feeling like that day.

12-11-2012 18:01:21 | More by ehammond1
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-19-2012 14:21:15 | More by acurtis
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-23-2013 00:52:38 | More by Gonzoillini
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-07-2013 09:10:55 | More by beergorrilla
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mozim

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-02-2012 23:00:36 | More by mozim
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-03-2013 17:41:11 | More by blindpiggie
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GRG1313

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-17-2013 01:15:16 | More by GRG1313
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incubuscience

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-20-2013 22:46:25 | More by incubuscience
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-26-2012 20:18:12 | More by bonbini26
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Diomede

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-05-2012 18:39:11 | More by Diomede
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RandyKemka

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-29-2012 02:09:35 | More by RandyKemka
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-06-2012 23:41:43 | More by LotsofLupulin
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-29-2012 02:33:01 | More by st9647v3
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freduardo

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

04-26-2013 04:59:26 | More by freduardo
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-07-2013 20:22:39 | More by Zaphog
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-13-2012 23:41:05 | More by MinorThreat
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-04-2013 03:50:01 | More by aasher
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rbrefbeerman

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-12-2012 03:50:50 | More by rbrefbeerman
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

03-15-2013 01:18:09 | More by ucsbmullet
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crobinso

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-22-2012 23:18:23 | More by crobinso
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

Bomber into tulip
no born on date

Thanks to Ruckusdu for sending this one over as an extra.

A: Pours a murky golden yellow, an aggressive pour yields only a small fizzy white head that dissipates almost instantly.  Leaves no lacing.  

S: Tart apple and lemon lime, some sweetness with banana notes, a small degree of funk, slight herbaceous notes.

T: Very tart.  Sour apple and sour lemon-lime candy.  Touch of oak on the finish.  Tart white grape/vinous notes.  I get almost no funk characteristics.  This is pretty one dimensional, but I love it.  The most sour saison Ive had to date.  

M/D: Dry, medium bodied, carbonation on the low end, although that is somewhat masked by the degree of tartness which is almost puckering.  Drinkability is very high.  I do wish the carbonation was a bit bigger though.  

O: Again, pretty one dimensional, but luckily its the dimension I dig.  I'd drink this beer again in a heartbeat.  I loved it.  

08-28-2012 23:57:21 | More by zac16125
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-24-2013 16:58:28 | More by ygtbsm94
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Crooked Stave Surette Reserva from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
90 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.