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Crooked Stave Surette Reserva - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-18-2012 02:21:56 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy bone colored head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some fruity and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a grape flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 04:31:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-19-2012 02:30:04 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2012 19:27:43 | More by Thorpe429
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy tangerine cor; the modest head fades away precipitously

Smell: Tart citrus, bread, Brett farmhouse elements and oak

Taste: Tart citrus, tropical fruit, green apple and vinous elements, up front, with the oak adding a woody flavor in the middle; after the swallow, the acetic sourness builds and dominates the finish with a lemony edge

Mouthfeel: Light body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit one dimensional, but a very nice sour for summer drinking

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2012 22:51:17 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-11-2012 00:01:44 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-22-2012 15:26:17 | More by kjkinsey
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-24-2013 16:58:28 | More by ygtbsm94
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-30-2012 16:42:21 | More by Texasfan549
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GRG1313

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

01-11-2013 16:44:37 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

crooked stave has a great great thing going, and this beer is all the proof you need of that. it pours an apple cider color, relatively flat looking and only a modest half inch of off white lace on it. the nose is awakening, its vinegar and brettanomyces and apples and oak all at once. there is a distinct fruity vibe to this, much more so than the normal surette. the flavor is wonderful, tart as anything from the bacteria. lemon rind and spoiling apples are the main fruit elements here, and the vinegar comes in at the end. its so puckery and intense, perfect with some seared sea scallops. the feel is excellent, medium body and a really dry finish that leaves a tart sting on the tongue. my only critique is the slight lack of carbonation, probably from the oak aging process, but its just a little flatter than id like it to be. other than that, another world class crooked stave brew. how is this stuff not famous yet?

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 20:12:58 | More by StonedTrippin
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kojevergas

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

6.2%. Aged in Oak Barrels. 750ml brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given the brewery.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a half finger beige-khaki colour head of fair cream and thickness, but awful retention. Colour is a hazy pale yellow. Nontransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Heavy bretts, stale orange peel, and clean malts. There's barely a hint of oak. A mild strength aroma.

T: Orange peel, heavy bretts/yeast, and heavy lactose in the third act and finish. The climax is lactic as hell as well. It's pretty simple, lacking subtlety, depth, and complexity. What's there isn't bad, but it does offer pretty little for the style. I like it in a general sense, but it's far from unique or special. Structurally imbalanced - the third act has all the flavour. Imbalanced in terms of the actual diversity of flavour. No alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Somewhat crisp. Nectary. Good thickness. Ideal carbonation. The mouthfeel is a highlight of the beer.

Dr: Drinkable but far from impressive within the style. Still, I do like it for what it is. Its simplicity certainly holds it back. I wouldn't get it again. Quite pricey for the lack of quality.

C+

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 07:33:32 | More by kojevergas
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to kubrick215 for sharing!

Pours a very cloudy, dark golden yellow color with lighter banana colored edges when held to a light. Looks completely still with no head or lacing to speak of.

Earthy aroma with lots of barnyard character and musty funk. There's some citrus acidity and a strong lactic presence along with some horseblanket, cobweb, bread and light fruit. Prominent lemon juice along with sourdough bread, hay and earthy oak. Smells(and tastes) like a cross between a gueuze and a Berliner weisse.

Medium bodied with a nice amount of tart, puckering sourness countered by bready yeast, citrus acidity and lactic funk. Very earthy and funky with a strong brett flavor and barrel presence. Lots of earthy oak and musty brett followed by lemon juice, bready yeast and lactic funk. This beer appeared to be flat but it had a moderate amount of carbonation that's appropriate for the style. Well balanced and refreshing with a lot of earthy funk and citrus fruit balancing out the acidity. Lingering acetic vinegar presence in the finish but it never becomes harsh or solvent like.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 00:36:43 | More by corby112
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-21-2013 15:12:59 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-07-2012 00:51:47 | More by MarkyMOD
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-22-2013 14:58:06 | More by XmnwildX12
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shared by The Mad Fermentationist, who really isn't mad at all.

The beer is clear and golden with a small, soft white head. Aromas include sour fruits, lemons, yeast, funk. Light and refreshing with a pleasant funk character. Quaffable. Light lactic presence in the finish. A really nice beer from the folks at Crooked Stave.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 18:19:46 | More by Huhzubendah
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-08-2012 04:24:45 | More by Mebuzzard
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-09-2013 06:27:37 | More by zestar
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-21-2014 05:12:31 | More by afsdan
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-16-2013 15:01:10 | More by xnicknj
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-07-2013 20:22:39 | More by Zaphog
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Crooked Stave Surette Reserva from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
90 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.