Surette Provision Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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Reviews by flayedandskinned:
4.24/5 rDev +1.4%
2013 vintage/Batch 5
Poured into a Duvel tulip.
Pours a cloudy, but very vibrant apricot. A bright white, 2 finger head quickly forms and fizzles away fairly quickly, leaving little lacing behind. The gorgeous body makes up for what is lacking in head retention.
Wow, as soon as you raise the glass to your nose, you're immediately struck by tart lemon juice and faint cherry juice. These tart, vinous aroma are draped in a blanket of Tropical brettanomyces funk; mostly pineapple, damp hay and a general mustiness. Beneath this coating of Brett, are some traditional Saison notes of green pear and white pepper. As a the beer warms, a soft, cracker like malt base becomes apparent. Very refreshing nose.
As soon as the beer enters your mouth, you're struck by a blast of tart citrus; predominately fresh squeezed lemon juice. As soon as the tartness starts to encroach past being merely tart, you're greeted by some lovely peppery tones as well as some light pear. These traditional Saison yeast characteristics gracefully
evolved into some barnyard-y Brettanomyces character. This musty, but oddly fruity Brett sustains up until the very dry, tart finish. The finish leaves on your palate long lingering notes of bitter grapefruit juice, white pepper, musty earth soft breads and a light woodsiness.
Light to moderate body with high carbonation. Refreshing.
A very intense Saison to say the least. The level of tartness really pushes the boundaries of a Saison, but still retains enough of the trademark Saison spiciness to stay within the style's guidelines. The mature and developed Brettanomyces character really adds some nice contrast to the tart, lactic acidity of this beer. Highly recommended.
10-19-2013 06:19:56 | More by flayedandskinned
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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