Surette Provision Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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3.56/5 rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
From a 375 ml into a tulip. (Caveat, not sure if this Surette is the same as the older Surette?)
A-A normal pour produces more than one, but less than two fingers of dense, shiny, off-white head. The brew is murky, and golden-orange in color with some visible carbonation.
S-The smell is mildly tart and lactic. I get a decent amount of funk and brett-like scents, as well as some lemon curd flavor. Par for the Crooked Stave course, I guess.
T-I taste mild tartness, with a decent hit of sweetness. There is some mild citrus that transitions to a drying oak flavor. Not terribly complex, but not unpleasant.
M-This brew has a nice feel. A creamy wave of carbonation gives way to slightly wet feeling finish. True to the style.
O-Although this is a decent saison, with some nice flavors and an above-average mouthfeel, this is far from the most intriguing beer I have had from Crooked Stave. It lacks the complexity and intrigue of the old-world styles and it isn't exactly a hit-you-on-the-head new-world monster (with tons of flavor or pucker power). Instead, this is a decent effort, but nothing I need to search out.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2013 04:01:02 | More by spoony
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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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