Crooked Stave Surette Reserva - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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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.
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
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
3.88/5 rDev -4.7%
Acquired via trade
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
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
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
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.
12-16-2012 19:27:43 | More by Thorpe429
Crooked Stave Surette Reserva from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
90 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.