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Saison Vieille Artisanal - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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89
very good

172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.48%
Wants: 21
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 12-22-2012)
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

5/5  rDev +24.7%

01-17-2013 05:38:01 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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Pete27lax

New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

07-12-2013 02:46:35 | More by Pete27lax
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-03-2013 17:39:57 | More by blindpiggie
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buffs9

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-17-2013 03:58:55 | More by buffs9
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

06-27-2013 03:15:46 | More by mdillon86
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

03-02-2013 00:13:41 | More by MinorThreat
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Sender

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-01-2013 23:45:36 | More by Sender
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-12-2013 01:51:15 | More by ucsbmullet
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zrab11

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-10-2013 02:35:41 | More by zrab11
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GregoryMo

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-29-2013 07:19:59 | More by GregoryMo
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ausonius

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-04-2013 17:20:00 | More by ausonius
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

12-30-2013 14:43:12 | More by Gotti311
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stevec32

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-26-2013 20:12:56 | More by stevec32
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stealth

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-15-2013 07:36:05 | More by stealth
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

12-31-2012 02:44:25 | More by PEIhop
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-14-2013 02:40:16 | More by mjw1200
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-04-2013 01:09:51 | More by dsuedbeck
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-12-2013 18:41:39 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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MadScientist

New York

4.45/5  rDev +11%

A: A slightly hazy golden beer with a rocky white head. There head has a good retention and settles to a thin cap after a minute.

S: An awesome smelling Saison. A medium aroma of earth hops, oak and a barnyard Brett aroma with moderate spice. There is some citrus peel as well.

T: A dry, citrus flavor with a light Brett tartness. The oak is in there at a medium-low level. Very little malt and medium-strong hops bitterness giving a balance that is moderately bitter. There is a moderate black pepper spice to the beer. The finish is bone dry with an aftertaste of hops bitterness, some citrus and a little spice.

M: A moderately-light bodied beer with a strong level of carbonation.

O: An very good Saison with a lot of juicy grapefruit flavor, a firm bitterness and quiet dry.

10-12-2013 23:26:20 | More by MadScientist
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RoninTK3

New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +10.5%

A - Gold/orange with a bit of white head that quickly dissipates.

S - Apples, kiwi, sweet fruit, a bit of funk. A bit grassy.

T - Lots of peach, apple, and kiwi. Very fruity and quite a bit of tartness. Not much of the typical saison characteristics other than a bit of funk. A sour/resiny aftertaste.

M - Light, lot of carbonation, very refreshing. Resiny.

This is a nice, refreshing beer with lots of fruit and tartness and a touch of funk. If it was easier for me to get I'd imagine it could be a go to summer beer for me.

04-07-2013 01:21:28 | More by RoninTK3
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denver10

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +10.5%

Updating my review for this, now that I have tried it a couple more times.

Pours a golden yellow with a a nice frothy dirty white head. Aroma offers some tart lemon, wood, and the brett providing a touch of dirty sock/barnyard. Flavor was woody, a little funkiness, and some tart lemon, like I was biting into the rind of a lemonl and some prickly pepper in the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and active, super drinkable. Overall, fantastic brew. The more of this I have drank, the more I like.

03-01-2013 22:54:53 | More by denver10
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +9.7%

Batch 1, thanks to Shawdeuce. Very aroma reminiscent of the best gueuze. One of the best american sours to reproduce the baryard feeling: horse blanket, dust, wood, earth.

Taste is slightly tart (far from a gueuze) with a strong cereal presence. Carbonation and alcool is low, this one is extraordinairely drinkable. 375ml is definitly too small for this lawnmoer beer.

Another hit from this very promising brewery.

10-01-2013 19:04:12 | More by Luk13
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.28/5  rDev +6.7%

Served from a 375ml bottle into Crooked Stave tulip.

Appearance- Hazy yellow gold with bubbly white head that didn't last long, but left nice lacing.

Smell- Spicy yeast, black pepper, lemon rind, and something like pee.

Taste- Quick brett tartness, musty/rustic yeast, lemon and grapefruit rind. Very nice.

Mouthfeel- Very refreshing and mildly tart. Thirst quenching. Medium carbonation.

Overall- Great saison with nice rustic tartness.

07-03-2013 01:43:04 | More by Seanniek91
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

10-05-2013 03:07:34 | More by doremite
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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-06-2013 13:20:46 | More by Beerontwowheels
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Saison Vieille Artisanal from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.