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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

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 103
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 33
Gots: 25 | 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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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.  

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 23:57:21 | More by zac16125
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This beer was reviewed blind, actually the reserva and reserva chardonnay barrel was reviewed side by side without me knowing what they were.

bottles 4A & 4B from quirkzoo

4A (750ml) pours a pale light yellow with just a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. The aroma is grainy with a horse blanket, wet cardboard kind of funk, smells very breathy. There is a little bit of fruit in the smell as well. The taste is very unique, very lemon/lime flavor throughout. I just want to keep drinking this beer. There is a dryness to it that leaves you wanting more. Its not too taxing on the palette and is very refreshing. If there is brett in there, it has done its work and created a well rounded beer.

4B (375ml) pours a pale yellow as well, but just a slightly bit more orange, there was a little bit more foam but it too quickly faded to just a ring of bubbles. This has a similar aroma to 4A, but not as pronounced, more muted. There seems to be more of a cherry pie smell to it. The taste is similar to 4A but not much. There is a hint of the lemon/lime but there is also a bit of the cherry pie I was talking about. The carbonation is prickly on the tongue and a little less dry. Again, I find myself just picking up the glass or another drink before I even realize I'm doing it.

I really don't have a guess as to what these beers are. Given quirkzoo's location and my fascination with Crooked Stave and listening to interviews from Chad at CS, I could guess that maybe its from there, but honestly thats just a guess. My only other guess would be funkwerks. I've had a few of theirs and they're pretty bad ass too. Anyway, lets see what we have here…

4A Surette Reserva Oak Aged
4B Surette Reserva Chardonnay Barrel

Well at least I got the brewer right. I'll have to do some research, are these the same beers or is only the 375 aged in chardonnay? There definitely is a difference in taste. The 750 is so bright and citrusy.

Damn quirkzoo, you are knocking this bif out of the park!

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Crooked Stave Surette Reserva from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
90 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.