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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

104 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 104
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 34
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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Germany

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-16-2013 22:05:31 | More by pixieskid
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 12.27.12

A - Pours a nearly clear light orange with a small, large-bubbled white head that moves to one side quickly.

S - Funky, tart citrus, lemon, subtle floral, some wood.

T - Tart lemon, earhiness, lots of oak acidic.

D - Low carbonation with a light body.

O - Very tart, lots of lacto and brett, citrus and oakiness.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 06:33:12 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-07-2013 13:59:10 | More by ncaudle
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Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-23-2012 18:35:44 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-22-2012 15:26:17 | More by kjkinsey
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-16-2012 04:56:53 | More by GregoryMo
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Serving type: bottle

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

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

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Pennsylvania

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California

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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

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11-11-2012 17:29:24 | More by DaveHack
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 05:08:35 | More by mikereaser
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-28-2012 00:27:00 | More by Archemedies
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seeswo

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

375 mL bottle "Surette Rustic Five Grain Saison Reserva Artisian Ale Aged in Chardonnay Barrels"
Not sure if this is different than the 750mL Surette Reserva or not.

Pours golden with a minimal whitish head. Looks decent.

Smells like slightly vinegared grains and rising, sourdough bread. Honestly, it carries a touch of sweetness that makes it smell a bit like a slightly 'soured' version of one of the good malt liquors you can get out there. Intriguing to be sure.

Wow, this is an interesting beer. Tastes very substantially of grain. A touch of tartness that you sometimes get in other fermented products, liks sauerkraut. The chardonnay barrel (I presume) contributes a bit of dryness offsetting a bit of sweetness in the beer. This beer isn't fantastic in the sense that I want to sit here and drink it for ever and ever, but it is fantastically interesting. If i had had more, I would have sent it out in the Blind BIF.

The mouthfeel is medium-heavy for the style and the barrel aging. It seems the carbonation is a bit low, while well disguised by the tartness which makes it seem effervescent.

I like this beer and feel as though the sum is greater than the parts (hence the overall rating). This is absolutely worth trying and spending a little time with. Makes me feel good about my relatively blind-faith co-membership in the 2013 CS RS.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 20:38:59 | More by seeswo
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Kuemmelbrau

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-21-2012 00:12:38 | More by Kuemmelbrau
Crooked Stave Surette Reserva from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
90 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.