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Crooked Stave Surette Reserva - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

Not Rated.
Crooked Stave Surette ReservaCrooked Stave Surette Reserva

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

105 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 105
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 35
Gots: 23 | 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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Reviews by bonbini26:
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

bonbini26, Jul 26, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

tectactoe, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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.

Beaver13, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

ehammond1, Dec 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

acurtis, Aug 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Gonzoillini, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

beergorrilla, Oct 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

mozim, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

blindpiggie, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

GRG1313, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

incubuscience, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Diomede, Dec 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

RandyKemka, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

LotsofLupulin, Aug 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

st9647v3, Sep 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

freduardo, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Zaphog, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

MinorThreat, Dec 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

aasher, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

rbrefbeerman, Oct 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

ucsbmullet, Mar 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

crobinso, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of zac16125
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.  

zac16125, Aug 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

ygtbsm94, May 24, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Falling Rock in Denver. Served in a tulip. Pours a light-moderate copper color. Lightly tart. Some funk. Dry with some wheat in the finish. Light notes of white grape. Really drinkable.

EDIT: Had a bottle last night, and it was exceedingly enjoyable. Nice funk and acidity. Still incredibly easy to drink. I could have gone for another whole bottle.

Thorpe429, Dec 16, 2012
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Crooked Stave Surette Reserva from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
90 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.