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Surette Provision Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

Not Rated.
Surette Provision SaisonSurette Provision Saison

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

697 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 697
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 7.66%
Wants: 57
Gots: 100 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chugalug06 on 02-16-2013)
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a brown 375 mL bottle with dating/batch information on the back label: 2013/Batch 8. Not that it really matters since this is a farmhouse with wild yeast. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours an apricot orange hue with a decent amount of murkiness and a slightly yellowish twinge around the bulb of the glass from where the light passes through more easily. Atop the body sits a one and a half finger bone-colored head. Bubbles are small and moderately dense, giving the impression of meringue. Retention is quite good, and the head eventually fades to a half finger or less of froth and moderately sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell - A wondeful suggestion of refreshing tartness comes through right off the bat with hints of wood and oak barrels giving it a musty funkiness. There are also fruity highlights hidden under the funk, with notes of lemon zest and green apple and even notes of sauvignon blanc to impart a vinous characteristic. However, make no mistake, the barrel is the leader here.

Taste - Upon diving in, the hints of tart on the smell are realized as a refreshing acidity and slight pinch of sour on the tastebuds. Again the oak is present, but a little subdued from the aroma, allowing notes of stone fruit and apple to shine through alongside a slight bit of vinegary characteristics. Really refreshing and bright, with some slight spiciness from the yeast reminiscent of baking spice, but not sweet.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and moderate carbonation, with a nice pinch fro the acidity and enough body to give it a bit of heft. Dry finish.

Overall, a very well done "wild" saison and one that I will likely pick up every time I run across it on shelves, since it doesn't sit for long. My only regret is that the price is a little hefty for 12.7 oz of beer, but it's nice for a once-in-a-while treat.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 17:27:57 | More by LambicPentameter
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mactrail

Washington

2.6/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Hazy yellow gold color. Vinegar nose. Seriously tart. There are some faint fruity notes. After some sipping I just taste the lactic acid. Woody and a long relentlessly bitter aftertaste.

I would rate this well as a Sour. So why isn't this categorized as a lambic or a gueuze? I don't see how this is Saison, whatever Crooked Stave says. Something like the World Beer Cup style called "Belgian-Style Sour Ale" would make more sense.

This may be an excellent sour beer, but it's not a Saison. But I'm only being pissy because it makes my teeth hurt. From the 375 ml bottle purchased at Grapevine Liquors. Batch 10/2014.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 01:16:23 | More by mactrail
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California

5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-22-2014 01:55:26 | More by leroybrown10
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Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

07-21-2014 23:19:29 | More by Black_ox
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

350mL bottle from LambicPentameter (many thanks!). 2013/ Batch 8, whatever that means. Served in a goblet.

Pours a mostly opaque amber with a finger and a half cap of ecrue froth. Decent retention and lace.

Smells tart with barrel funk, over ripe apple and yeast.

Taste pretty much follows the nose. Sour, barrel funk (an almost infected quality), apple, kumquat, earthy, wet hay and yeasty.

Medium thin feel with plenty of carbonation. Finishes dry with sour barrel, earth and old fruit.

If you're into dry, tart funkiness this is something you might want to seek out. I think it's fine for what it is but it's "charms" are lost on me.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 12:36:26 | More by ThickNStout
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Illinois

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Surette Provision Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.