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Saison Vieille Artisanal - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

volta, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.15/5  rDev -21.4%

Poured into a tulip.

3.75 A: Mildly hazed peach color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is about average and about one finger of irregular lacing is left.

4.25 S: Big, bold nose on this. Really funky with all the barnyard aromas. Also musty basement, dry dusty wood, and some herbal notes. Lemongrass and apple. Dry with a grassy floweriness. Oak.

2.75 T: The taste isn't nearly as good as the nose. First off, there's a fairly strong tannic presence. Second, it's much less funky and more tangy and tart. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it doesn't work that well in this one. Tart apple, oak, sharp tanginess. There's still some of the funk mentioned above, but not a whole lot. Woody with astringency.

3.25 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly spritzy. Astringent finish.

2.75 D: This would have been a lot better if it stayed out of the oak barrel. It picked up all the bad stuff in it.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 00:26:08

DavoleBomb, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Greywulfken
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%

A: into a tulip, hazy deep gold beer; measured pour yielded a finger of soft white foam; barest traces of lace down the glass

S: herbal and floral hops, yeasty biscuits; hints of citrus and oak

T: tartness right off the top softens and becomes dank, while flavors reminiscent of grapefruit pith rise to the fore. What I think is probably a very-old school saison taste - I don't know if brett was used, but it tastes that way. The malts are delicately understated, supportive of the array of musky bitter and tart flavors.

M: crisp, tingly, brisk; light-bodied, low abv, very drinkable; makes you wanna smack your lips on the finish. Real nice.

O: a very classically-done saison. The bottle says, "rustic," and that's an apt description - I'm thinking fans of the style, or tart wild ales, or brett, will really enjoy this beer.

Greywulfken, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Sarlacc83
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%

On tap at Belmont Station. Reviewed from notes.

A: Cloudy straw color with a 1/8" white head, though it's more bubbles than head after a few minutes.

N: Lactic acid is the first thing to jump out at me. Oak and lemon zest. Straw, lavender, and coriander. Black peppercorn and some brettanomyces.

T: Lightly sour with a touch of bitterness. Slightly bitter and there's a good biscuity nature. Grapefruit is here and lots of oak. Acidic stomach acid quality detracts for me.

M: Lighter in body, though slightly slick on the palate. Dries out the tongue.

O: An enjoyable saison for sure, but I wish it didn't have the unpleasant aftershock.

Sarlacc83, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

mklisz, Jun 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

mdillon86, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

pinnser, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

SteeleWright, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

anteater, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Mike, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

savagepm, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

seeswo, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

dachp, Jun 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

HopsintheSack, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

SourinQns, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

mkennedy119, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

djrn2, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%

Bottle poured into a tulip

A- A very hazy beer. A light orange color. A one finger of a white head with great retention.

S- Wheat an a lot of it. A belgian yeast strain. A slight clove and spiciness. A sour, pungent beer that will clear out your nose.

T- An intense sourness out of this brew. A puckering dark fruit flavor as well as cherries and lemon. A lot of grassy, wheat flavors. A very helbal beer and a big flower presence. A subtle but nice oak flavor from this beer. A slight oniony spicyness, a lot of clove, black pepper and some banana peel. Nice stuff. An impressive flavor profile from a low gravity brew.

M-Puckering. Medium carbonation. A refreshing beer considering its sourness. A silky feel and a lingering sour aftertaste.

O- A very nice beer. A complex flavor profile that remains sour, drinkable and refreshing.

TwelveOunces, Jun 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

eawolff99, May 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

GregoryMo, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

stevec32, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

acurtis, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

InspectorBob, May 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

stealth, May 15, 2013
Saison Vieille Artisanal from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.