Surette Provision Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.23/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
06-04-2014 17:27:57 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
4.6/5 rDev +10%
A: A deep golden beer with a touch of a copper hue and light haze. The head is off white and fades after a couple of minutes.
S: A strong tart aroma with peppery and fruit notes. Orange and lemon fruit notes
T: A medium-strong tartness to the beer with little malt and a medium hops bitterness making for a moderately bitter balance. The finish is dry with a light aftertaste of hops bitterness and oak. There is a light rustic grain flavor in there like a little bit of rye in the background.
M: A light bodied beer with a strong level of carbonation.
O: An exceptionally well crafted Saison with a fair amount of the Brett and barrel sourness to it. There is a light oak character to the nose and flavor and very dry making for a very food friendly beer.
10-13-2013 23:34:27 | More by MadScientist
4.1/5 rDev -1.9%
Chilled bottle poured into tulip.
Poured golden orange in color with a light head that dissipates quickly. The smell is divine with a distinct tart fruit aroma (apple and lemon). Good carbonation and the beer overwhelms your mouth with each sip. The taste is tart, and you get some barrel. The beer finishes dry with a citrus tang.
01-07-2014 01:57:48 | More by TheWildWes
4.38/5 rDev +4.8%
Caught my attention while in a Whole Foods that just opened up down the street, decided to try it out. Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium globe.
Appearance: grapefruit in color with thin quarter-inch lacing. Very appetizing, though not extraordinarily different than any other Saison.
Smell: citrus, floral, tart, nose candy.
Taste: it's the tart, grapefruit and citrus flavors that run the show here. Remember sweet tarts? This is sweet tart-infused beer. This beer will make you pucker.
Moutfeel: light, thin, wavy.
09-30-2013 03:49:11 | More by tjumfrid
4.15/5 rDev -0.7%
Bottle sampled courtesy of a trade with Mitch from Colo.
Pours heavily hazed apricot, eggshell head, slight in size, leaving a fine bubble film, collar and a few minor tongues of stick.
Faint fruity nose, with a hint of a lactic bite.
Tasty saison, fruity, lightly spiced, again with a mild lactic bite/note. Flavorful and complex. Quality take on the style.
Very impressed with all the CS beers I've been tasting. Need to trade for more or wait for them to be distributed to NY state...
07-02-2013 14:32:49 | More by Billolick
4.15/5 rDev -0.7%
Moderately dark brown in color and is mostly hazy. Just a trace of white foam on the top. I get white Chardonnay and oak in the nose. The body is fairly light and the tartness prickles the tongue. The taste is a lightly tart white Chardonnay and oak. This is very crisp and refreshing and with plenty of flavor.
03-27-2014 17:44:30 | More by Franziskaner
4.49/5 rDev +7.4%
375 ml bottle slightly above fridge temp poured into a snifter. Batch 5/ 2013
Pours out a really nice hazy, deep golden color with a big, dense, retentive white head and lots of sticky lacing. Looks great.
Kind of smells like a young, less aggressive lambic, some lactic tartness, a bit of a milky lactic funkand a musty Brett funk, a bit of a lemony citrus, as well as a hint of a aged vinious character.
Great taste. The beginning stages of a nice lactic sourness, almost a bit lambic like, green apple, lemon citrus, sour pie cherry, not much funk in the taste. Finishes with a milky lactic feel and a dry finish. A bit of a vinious grape towards the finish as well.
Light to medium in mouthfeel, lingering sourness, good feeling carbonation, quite refreshing.
A really nice saison, a great beginner sour beer, sour, but not overly so, and light on the funk. Great drinkability.
01-12-2014 21:05:59 | More by dogfishandi
Surette Provision Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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