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Surette Provision Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Surette Provision SaisonSurette Provision Saison

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93
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1,061 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,061
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 7.88%
Wants: 73
Gots: 175 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: chugalug06 on 02-16-2013

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Ratings: 1,061 | Reviews: 158
Photo of kevanb
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into a Crooked Stave snifter glass.


The beer pours a nice orangey copper color, straw and golden hues, hazy and cloudy with a nice finger or so of white head, fluffy and soapy, decent retention with nice spotted lace. The aroma is pleasant, oaky, tart, yeasty, pale grain, light mustiness, berry fruit, citrus and funk. The flavors echo the nose, soft and chewy oak, pale grain, light citrus, wildflower, musty and funky, mild berry fruit and peppery finish. The mouthfeel is good, coating, zippy and crisp, lively, creamy at the finish.


Verdict: A nice saison from Crooked Stave, very refreshing and enjoyable. It's not super complex, but bright and delicate. A nice staple saison.

Photo of mtvolkens
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delicious beer. First from CS that I've had. Dank Belgian smell, but honestly the beer didn't taste much like the aroma. A definite sour. Yeasty notes upfront with a sour bite at the end. It honestly leaves a pleasant feel at the end and leaves you craving more. Tastes better the more you drink it.

Photo of 14erFan
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one of the sours that really made me want to try more of the style. A delightfully crisp flavor.

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Crisp, dry, tastes like Autumn.

Photo of KillerJigger
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this alongside Cellerman and some liked it better than BA Cellerman. I thought Cellerman was smoother. Less sharp.

Photo of ScotB260
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I'm not normally a fan of Saisons, but this one was fantastic. Just the right balance of sour. I didn't detect any oak.

Photo of barczar
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice tartness and brett funkiness in aroma. Flavor is full of citric acid and a touch of brett funkiness. Lemon sourness and grapefruit tartness complement a modest toasted malt body and light sweetness. Pricepoint is high, but damn good beer.

Photo of 2dogbrew
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lots of funk and sour going on. Didn't detect the oak.

Photo of iSkiCO
3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

First CS, sourness overpowers all funky tastes in this bottle.

Photo of Wobbly
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another outstanding Belgian inspired creation from the masters at Crooked Stave. I have yet to be disappointed by one of their brews. One of my four or five favorite breweries in the US, and probably the only one that can compete with the Belgian giants.

Photo of rdilauro
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was my first sour beer in a long long time.
It was so refreshing. I only wish I could have poured it into a glass instead of drinking from the bottle.
It had that nice sour apple taste with some wild yeast that just balanced perfectly.
I am so glad I went back and had this sour beer. Makes me think about how great they can be

Photo of Treyliff
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle, 2013/batch 8, poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a bright, clear and deep golden color with a small foamy white head that reduces almost completely, leaving just a ring around the edge

S- wet hay mixes with aromas of barnyard funk, lemon peel, earthy and musty yeast, ripe pear, apple skin & some floral aromas, closing out with most earthy funk

T- big punch of sour lemon tartness up front quickly moves to notes of wet hay, basement must and funky yeast. Fruity notes of pear and apple skin kick in mid-palate before before giving way to vinous notes of oak barrel and sour grape. Floral and lemongrass notes on the finish with more funk on the linger

M- medium-light body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy motel that transitions into a fine dry puckering finish

O- Very good saison that has all of the farmhouse funk that I love

Photo of russpowell
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014, Batch 12

Pours an effervescent amber/honey color with a sliver of pearl white head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Grassyness, much sourness, apple blossoms & funk

T: Sourness, pears, oakyness/Chardonnay up front. Tartness/sourness leads the way as this warms, a little appleskin as well. Finishes tart & dry, a little acidic, & plenty sour

MF: Light/medium bodied, slight carbonation, acidic

A lovely example of a soured up take on the style. So happy to get to try these guys again

Photo of ksimons
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-cloudy light orange color with a thin layer of white head that quickly disappears to leave a bit of lace around the top

S-yeast, a little sour, fruit tartness, and pale malts

T-lemon and fruity tartness, slight vinegar, light malt, and funky yeast

M-medium body, moderate carbonation

Overall this is my first "sour" beer and I really did not expect it to be as sour as it is. An interesting style. Not sure it's my thing.

Photo of scottfrie
3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle into snifter. Couple year old bottle.

A: Pours a clear apricot orange with a very short lived off-white head.
S: Tons of sweet and fruity esters mix with dry yeast, mild spice, and woody oak. I also get notes of ripe banana yeast that smells like banana ice cream.
T: Fruity and tart with flavors of earthy spice, mildly funky yeast, and dry grains. There is an underlying apple juice quality that I'm not sure I love. The finish has a bright tartness to it along with a sour quality reminiscent of fruit rind and brett. The aftertaste is sweet and fruity.
M: Scrubbing carbonation, medium-full body with a slick and drying mouthfeel that has a nice chew to it. Drinks well, but on the sweeter side.
O: A delicious saison. Clean and easy to drink, but nothing earth shattering. Just the right amount of funk and tartness.

Photo of tastybeer
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Nice looking bright orange, not transparent but at the same time no discernable floating chunks. Had is white and moderate in size.

A: Sweet and tart, spice and flowers. There's certainly a nice pleasant fragrant farmhouse aroma. Fun for sniffing... Light sweetness with a touch of banana cream hidden within the spice.

T: Taste begins tart. Then bits of floral shine through wIth the tart fruit. A little bit of white wine, lemon, and some faint earthinesss.

Overall I would most certainly get this again.

Photo of wedge
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 BATCH 13

Foggy golden yellow, topped by a small, beautifully creamy white head. Deeply funky, somewhat acetic aromas featuring musty earth, barnyard, damp hay, oak, and grape. Flavor is equally funky, but with a larger tart lemon note through the middle, grapes, and grapefruit. Some wheaty grain and grassy freshness, but mostly bright citrus acidity and funk. Medium-light with some pretty serious pucker, leaving the gum line dry. Very nice. Not exactly something I would consider within the realm of Saison, but good nevertheless.

Photo of bschweis
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bright, citrusy and very tart saison. One of the best examples I've tried. Picked up a bunch of Crooked Stave when my liquor store began stocking it and, despite the steep price tag, have to say I'm glad I did.

Photo of Hab11
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed with Three Lions from a 375ml,
Look: To Borrow from a Guinness add Brilliant!! Super bright white head! Lemon/citrus color. Lots of yummy yummy floating viscous debris. Wow just wow is all I can really say!
Smell: Peppers plural black, white etc. lemon, ginger, coriander etc. so much going on here it's overwhelm my nose. I'm Not complaining though it works. I'm missing a lot here in description but wow!
Taste: Ok so I said to Three Lions one tenth of the smell in the taste makes this beer stupendous. It's so much more than that though. My second Crooked Stave and I have to say the taste matches the hype. I know the college dissertation was on Brett but come on how do you figure out how to balance something wild so well. Lemon/yup, pepper/definitely, multiple other fruits (stone, earth, citrus) absofreekinlutely, plus plus plus!!!
Feel: I'm not a woman but I now know what multiples at once feel like!! Carbonation perfect, smooth with bite, sour with sweet!!! God damn it why isn't this sold in Ma.
Overall: Well I'm leaving what I said above to say it all and a little Dazed and Confused reference Alright Aalright, Aaaalllright!!!

Photo of ThreeLions
4.77/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle split with Hab11.

Appearance: super creamy orange amazingness. Cloudy on a good way with really active tiny bubbles like champagne. Minimal lacing/legs. After a few minutes of settling and swirling the lacing is quite impressive.

Aroma: hot damn! I'm going to be hard pressed to not drink this in one giant gulp. My word. Lactic acid, sour fermented fruit, tropical salty sour dream. Stone fruit galore. Apricot, peaches, citric acid, lactic acid oh my! I can't say enough about the nose and can't wait to try this.

Taste: Yeah well... okay...just go out and buy all of these that you can find, then mail them to me. K thanks. Mouth follows the nose. Tons of lactic and citric acid, tons of orange, tangerine, berry, candy perfection. Barrel notes, although overshadowed are there to balance out the onslaught of epic flavor. Borderline divine beer. So good. So worth the price. So worth the drive I'm going to take on Wednesday to get as many as I can get my hands on. Actually everyone please don't buy any and leave them all for me. End of review.

Photo of draheim
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375mL into a tulip. Pours a clear golden orange w/ a minimal head, minimal carb.

Aroma is fruity and dry; pear, apple, and peach. Bready, earthy yeast.

Taste is a blend of sweet and tart. Oak and grainy malt. The same fruit qualities as in the aroma w/ a subtle lactic sourness. Really great. Dry and tart, drinkable.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Could use better carb, but still good.

Overall a nice sourish saison, great balanace.

Photo of Budinetz
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle labeled 2014/Batch 11, into a beer snifter.

Pours a pale straw color with a white, fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Smells of brettanomyces, lacto, pale malts. tastes nice and sour/tart for a saison, but in an awesome way. Great flavor from start to finish. Pleasant sourness throughout the experience. Mouthfeel is slightly prickly, as saisons tend to be with a smooth finish. Awesome experience overall with this brew. Would definitely seek out again.

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

look: Dark golden. Nice white head on the pour.
smell: Sour, tart citrus. Just a hint of funk and spice, enough to accent the tart citrus w/o overpowering it.
taste: More of the same. Delicious I mean. Quite dry.
overall: Balanced, quaffable tart, sour ale.

Photo of TheDoctor
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle
Date: 2014 / Batch 13


A:
Pours a murky pale orange with a finger of pristine white cream that descends to a splotchy film. OK retention; some speckled lacing. (3.75)

S:
Rich and tart. Floral sweetness with some brett funk, umami, sweet bread, barnyard. (4)

T:
Very tart, dry, and fizzy. Tart and vinous with some funky backbone at the end, lemon/lime, soysauce (not in an infected way, though). (4)

M:
Thin, slick at the end, tingly, tiny seltezer-like bubbles, tart finish/aftertaste. (4)

O:
Pretty tasty mellow sour/intense saison.
Nice, rich beer with some 'food' character to it (savory) Umami, perhaps? It doesn't look like much, but with a funky aroma leading into a very tart beer with a vinous feel, it definitely hits a few high notes.
This is not my favorite kind of beer in general, but this is definitely well-made, tasty, drinkable, and different. It might be interesting to see it a little funkier and with a little more of a yeast character....
Might have again; definitely worth a shot (as is most stuff by them) if you ever see it. (4)

Photo of Roguer
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale orange/gold brew, almost perfectly translucent yet retaining some haziness. Pure white head, a solid finger, with good retention and tons of wide lacing.

Nice blast of Brett aroma while pouring. Up close and after sitting, the aroma is more subdued: slight Brett funk; tart and sweet; lemon citrus; pepper.

Extremely tart and citric flavor; a real palate shock after the aroma! Lemon juice and mandarin oranges, all coated with a smooth, rustic funk and oak goodness.

Quite the lingering pucker to this brew; extremely easy to drink, with a smooth light-medium body.

Fantastic, and surprising, tart saison. Much closer to a sour than most saisons, but still very easy to drink.

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Surette Provision Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 1,061 ratings.