Surette Provision Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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3.66/5 rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
2013, batch 7
Pours a very hazy dark golden orange color with cloudy tangerine edges and a half finger off white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks and spots of soapy lacing left behind.
Musty, funky aroma with wild bugs, damp oak and a subtle sweet vinous barrel presence. Strong citric acidity with zesty lemon juice, acetic vinegar, lactic cheesiness, pale malt, bready yeast and light fruit esters. Some peppery clove in there as well but the acidic character, barrel notes and vinous fruits stand out. Almost Gueuze like with a subtle horseblanket smell along with lactic funk, wild bugs, damp earth, dry oak and dusty cobwebs. Some bread/yeast as well as hints of apple, pear and lemon rind. The vinous presence is there but not as strong as in the Vieille with a touch of dark fruit sweetness. Decent but something is lacking that I can't quite put my finger on.
On the lighter end of medium body with a tart, puckering mouthfeel and prominent acidic sourness that lingers over the earthier flavors and vinous barrel notes into a dry, acetic finish. Feels more like an American wild ale with little saison character to speak of. There is some funk but I'm guessing it's from the bugs and acidity. Vinous barrel presence really stands out with dry oak and sweeter fruit notes, especially apricot and dark berries. Lots of zesty lemon acidity dominating the flavor with lingering acetic vinegar in the finish. Not harsh or solvent like but makes the beer feel a bit one dimensional. Pretty much just tart citrus acidity, dry oak, subtle vinous fruit and lingering acetic acid. Refreshing and somewhat drinkable but not very complex or interesting.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2014 09:39:46 | More by corby112
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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
Surette Provision Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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