Surette Provision Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Reviews: 163
Hads: 1,146
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 83
Gots: 194 | FT: 20
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Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: chugalug06 on 02-16-2013

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Photo of Zaximus
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vibrant dark(er) Orange when held against the light. Virtually zero head with minimal lacing.

Smells sweet. Fruity. Bready.

Taste is fantastic. A bit sweet but with a slight tartness. Very much like a Granny Smith apple as a previous poster suggested. Maybe even a caramel apple. Malty. Relatively full body for the style but it works. It doesn't remind of any saison I've ever had. More like a lighter, tart quad. Whatever it is - it's delicious. (449 characters)

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery; poured into a snifter.
Apperance - a dark red with no head just a small white ring around the glass. No lacing.
Smell - sweet and fruity, funky and sour with just a hint of malt.
Taste - sour bite right up front, similar to a granny smith apple; some pie crust along with some additional earthy funk. Very flavorful!
Feel - tart and fruity, with medium body; complex flavors are delightful!
Overall - sour and tart, yet very easy to drink! Really enjoyable, thirst quenching and delicious! (512 characters)

Photo of M_chav
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

murky orange/yellow look on the pour, typical minimal foam
aromas of fresh brett fruit, apricot/grapefruit
tastes funky yet smooth, still grapefruit and lemon rind flavors
feel is great, silky smooth compared to how it smells and initially tastes
Overall another amazingly well done saison from Crooked Stave - these guys kill it everytime (339 characters)

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2014 Batch 16 served in a Leffe wine glass at cellar temps.

Appearance: love the bottle art, very rustic. Poured thin with a nice white fluffy head. The beer is cloudy, probably from the yeast and barrel bacteria, deep golden and beautiful. Great lacing in the glass.

Nose: funky and tart. Citrus, fresh peaches, no wood character that I can tell, very Sauvignon Blanc like.

Taste: just like the nose, tart and funky with a serious wine-like flavor, lip smackingly tart and refreshing. Peaches and other light stone fruits, complex taste. Very dry but still maintains a bit of body in there. Lactic funky character funky, not Brett-like.

I really wasn't expecting a very sour beer when I bought this and I thought it was going to be a more"traditional" saison with a heavy yeast character. This beer is no doubt a sour ale to be sought after and enjoyed. Some Brett funkiness would be welcome. Almost like a thicker version of a Gose. Reminds me a little of New Belgium Lips of Faith - Le Terroir but without the stronger peachy notes that one has. Very nice beer. (1,069 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this one a ways back at mattsanders tasting (from notes)

Small sample, small review, hazy yellow liquid, funk and saison yeast, oak, earthy, a little pear, faintly sour and tart, just a couple bubbles and some green apple on the finish (240 characters)

Photo of Tom_Banjo
3.13/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

375 ml bottle purchased from Whole Foods and poured into a Spieglau stemmed Pilsner glass. Too yeasty and too sour for me. Not refreshing like a saison should be. Prefer quite a few others to this. (197 characters)

Photo of kudsak
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Forza somewhat cloudy amber color, with fairly minimal head. Smells somewhat tart and yeasty. Medium body. Very smooth mouth feel, finishes on a tart puckery note (162 characters)

Photo of kitch
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 375ml bottle from 2014/batch 15 poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Poured a slightly hazy golden orange colour with a thin head that dissipates quickly but leaves nice lacing.

Aroma: Strong barnyard funk, slight tropical fruit pineapple, maybe mango and slight citrus tangy tangerine.

Taste: Excellent tart and sour tastes. Light lemon citrus along with some even lighter tropical mango and yeasty notes to balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation.

Overall: This was excellent, a definite must buy for me. Loved the upfront tart and sourness in the beer. Up to par with its Belgian counterparts for this style in my opinion, but probably harder to find in Hong Kong. I want more! (716 characters)

Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 Batch 16-Pours a slight hazed golden yellow color with a small thin whispy head thru out, smell of white grape and white wine with lemon grass and wood, tastes very good a tart white blanc wine start gives way to slight funk of grass wood and hay ,mouthfell is lower carbonation with tart vinous dry finish, really tasty saison (332 characters)

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Super funky! Lots of barnyard characteristics with some floral aromas

A: Golden color with good clarity, small amount of head retention

T: Lots of sour tartness upfront, gives way to oak and almost a grape like flavor, followed by some lingering funk

M: med-light bodied with some low carbonation

O: This is the funkiest saison I’ve ever had. (351 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this enjoyed chilled in a tulip.

The color is medium amber with light haze and thin head with lace that sticks. The smell is fruity with a slight tropical aroma and light brett with oak odor subtle tangerine and pineapple type ester. The feel is tangy with doowy tannin and moderately low carbonation with light sweetness and slight lactic acidity with gentle alcohol as it finishes dry.

The taste is tangy with slight citrus and mild tropical element with subtle wild yeast flavor with a mild juicy quality and oak flavor is detected from mid palate to the mostly dry finish. Overall a great wild ale with saison as the base and light barrel quality I would definitely drink this again -excellent. (740 characters)

Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not quite what I was expecting. Not a typical saison very tart and sour. Dry white wine mouthfeel not peppery or spicy still has that funk I enjoy from saisons. I like sour beers so I enjoyed this one. (201 characters)

Photo of pants678
2.67/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Cloudy orange with white head.


Tart, acidic. Little bit of barrel. There's some spice to it. I should've known with the brewery but never quite know what you're getting with a lot of American saisons. I'd like to cut down about half the sour. Non-beer folks will comment positively on stouts but say they couldn't handle an entire pint. I'll struggle through this one.

More carbonation would be welcome. (412 characters)

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an oversized wine glass- opaque orange color with minimal head, modest retention and lacing.

Smells appropriately funky- kinda Brett-y, and strangely enough a hint of sesame.

Tastes funky, a little tart from the oak aging, and a bit vinous. I still taste a bit of sesame but maybe I'm crazy.

Feel is decent- medium body, moderately carbonated, a little sticky from the tartness. I like this one but it's not my favorite from crooked stave. (454 characters)

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy, dark copper like color, perhaps a tad bit of burnt orange with a thin, white, carbonated lacing.
S: Spicy, cinnamon, wine, apple, hint of herbal notes.
T: Tart apple, cinnamon, zesty, hint of spice.
M: Mild carbonation, moderate bitterness, has a subtle yet dry finish. Drinks like a hard cider.
O: This was my first saison so I had no idea what to expect. Not bad perhaps i'll be on the lookout for more in the future. (430 characters)

Photo of kevanb
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into a Crooked Stave snifter glass.

The beer pours a nice orangey copper color, straw and golden hues, hazy and cloudy with a nice finger or so of white head, fluffy and soapy, decent retention with nice spotted lace. The aroma is pleasant, oaky, tart, yeasty, pale grain, light mustiness, berry fruit, citrus and funk. The flavors echo the nose, soft and chewy oak, pale grain, light citrus, wildflower, musty and funky, mild berry fruit and peppery finish. The mouthfeel is good, coating, zippy and crisp, lively, creamy at the finish.

Verdict: A nice saison from Crooked Stave, very refreshing and enjoyable. It's not super complex, but bright and delicate. A nice staple saison. (706 characters)

Photo of mtvolkens
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delicious beer. First from CS that I've had. Dank Belgian smell, but honestly the beer didn't taste much like the aroma. A definite sour. Yeasty notes upfront with a sour bite at the end. It honestly leaves a pleasant feel at the end and leaves you craving more. Tastes better the more you drink it. (305 characters)

Photo of barczar
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice tartness and brett funkiness in aroma. Flavor is full of citric acid and a touch of brett funkiness. Lemon sourness and grapefruit tartness complement a modest toasted malt body and light sweetness. Pricepoint is high, but damn good beer. (243 characters)

Photo of Wobbly
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another outstanding Belgian inspired creation from the masters at Crooked Stave. I have yet to be disappointed by one of their brews. One of my four or five favorite breweries in the US, and probably the only one that can compete with the Belgian giants. (254 characters)

Photo of rdilauro
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was my first sour beer in a long long time.
It was so refreshing. I only wish I could have poured it into a glass instead of drinking from the bottle.
It had that nice sour apple taste with some wild yeast that just balanced perfectly.
I am so glad I went back and had this sour beer. Makes me think about how great they can be (334 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle, 2013/batch 8, poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a bright, clear and deep golden color with a small foamy white head that reduces almost completely, leaving just a ring around the edge

S- wet hay mixes with aromas of barnyard funk, lemon peel, earthy and musty yeast, ripe pear, apple skin & some floral aromas, closing out with most earthy funk

T- big punch of sour lemon tartness up front quickly moves to notes of wet hay, basement must and funky yeast. Fruity notes of pear and apple skin kick in mid-palate before before giving way to vinous notes of oak barrel and sour grape. Floral and lemongrass notes on the finish with more funk on the linger

M- medium-light body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy motel that transitions into a fine dry puckering finish

O- Very good saison that has all of the farmhouse funk that I love (866 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014, Batch 12

Pours an effervescent amber/honey color with a sliver of pearl white head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Grassyness, much sourness, apple blossoms & funk

T: Sourness, pears, oakyness/Chardonnay up front. Tartness/sourness leads the way as this warms, a little appleskin as well. Finishes tart & dry, a little acidic, & plenty sour

MF: Light/medium bodied, slight carbonation, acidic

A lovely example of a soured up take on the style. So happy to get to try these guys again (506 characters)

Photo of ksimons
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-cloudy light orange color with a thin layer of white head that quickly disappears to leave a bit of lace around the top

S-yeast, a little sour, fruit tartness, and pale malts

T-lemon and fruity tartness, slight vinegar, light malt, and funky yeast

M-medium body, moderate carbonation

Overall this is my first "sour" beer and I really did not expect it to be as sour as it is. An interesting style. Not sure it's my thing. (430 characters)

Photo of scottfrie
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle into snifter. Couple year old bottle.

A: Pours a clear apricot orange with a very short lived off-white head.
S: Tons of sweet and fruity esters mix with dry yeast, mild spice, and woody oak. I also get notes of ripe banana yeast that smells like banana ice cream.
T: Fruity and tart with flavors of earthy spice, mildly funky yeast, and dry grains. There is an underlying apple juice quality that I'm not sure I love. The finish has a bright tartness to it along with a sour quality reminiscent of fruit rind and brett. The aftertaste is sweet and fruity.
M: Scrubbing carbonation, medium-full body with a slick and drying mouthfeel that has a nice chew to it. Drinks well, but on the sweeter side.
O: A delicious saison. Clean and easy to drink, but nothing earth shattering. Just the right amount of funk and tartness. (835 characters)

Photo of tastybeer
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Nice looking bright orange, not transparent but at the same time no discernable floating chunks. Had is white and moderate in size.

A: Sweet and tart, spice and flowers. There's certainly a nice pleasant fragrant farmhouse aroma. Fun for sniffing... Light sweetness with a touch of banana cream hidden within the spice.

T: Taste begins tart. Then bits of floral shine through wIth the tart fruit. A little bit of white wine, lemon, and some faint earthinesss.

Overall I would most certainly get this again. (512 characters)

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Surette Provision Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
92 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.