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Saison Vieille Artisanal - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
89
very good

171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
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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Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

5/5  rDev +24.7%

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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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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-17-2013 03:58:55 | More by buffs9
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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Quebec (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Rhode Island

4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 01:43:04 | More by Seanniek91
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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 171 ratings.