Saison Vieille Artisanal - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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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
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
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
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
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
Saison Vieille Artisanal from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.