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Saison Vieille Artisanal - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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90
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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.48%
Wants: 21
Gots: 35 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

zrab11, May 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

GregoryMo, May 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

ausonius, Jul 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Gotti311, Dec 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

stevec32, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

stealth, May 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

PEIhop, Dec 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

mjw1200, May 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

dsuedbeck, Feb 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Bonko_the_sane, May 12, 2013
Photo of MadScientist
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.

MadScientist, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of RoninTK3
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.

RoninTK3, Apr 07, 2013
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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.

denver10, Mar 01, 2013
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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.

Luk13, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Seanniek91
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.

Seanniek91, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

doremite, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Beerontwowheels, Aug 06, 2013
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Saison Vieille Artisanal from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
90 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.