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Surette Provision Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Surette Provision SaisonSurette Provision Saison

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705 Ratings

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Ratings: 705
Reviews: 108
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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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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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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Bottle into my giant Piraat tulip.

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Subtle acidity is the main aroma component, but there's also hints of lemon peel, green apple and barnyard funk. Maybe a soft touch of white crackers as well.

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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.

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Surette Provision Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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