Surette Provision Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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3.86/5 rDev -7.7%
Thanks to womencantsail for sharing this one at GRG1313’s tasting.
Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and sour aromas. Taste is much the same with some sour fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
05-07-2013 03:58:07 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.15/5 rDev -0.7%
A: The beer is hazy yellowish orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film covering the surface and a head consisting of moderate sized bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of oak and funky Brettanomyces yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and also has additional hints of lemons and vinegar.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a nice mix of tartness and sourness, neither of which is overpowering, that add to the complexity of the smell and taste. It is a pleasant beer to sip and savor.
01-18-2014 21:46:25 | More by metter98
4.2/5 rDev +0.5%
Appearance: Pours a fairly clear goldenstraw; the head starts at an inch and quickly fades, though it leaves a few strips of lace in its shadow
Smell: Very funky and oaky, with a range of fruit tones, underneath - apricot, green apple, white wine grape
Taste: Funky Brett and lacto sourness, off the bat, bringing a vinegary tartness; underneath, there is an orchard of fruit flavors detected in the aromatics, with the oak barrel trailing behind; tart finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Every time I go to Denver I seek out the Crooked Stave line; glad to see they are gaining wider distribution as this is really good
08-18-2013 00:43:25 | More by brentk56
4.24/5 rDev +1.4%
The trend for 2013 has got to be Sour Saisons. There coming from all directions and seem to be hitting the market daily. The latest to infultrate Central Kentucky is Crooked Stave's Surette Provision Saison.
Drinking with the eyes, the musty tartness becomes evident right from the pour. Its hazy peach-golden hue looks strikingly like tart grapefruit or orange juice. But its racing carbonation builds a creamy ivory white foam cap the recedes to a sheet to skirt the glass and laces the glass with broken pockets of foam. Its appearance is straight out of the farmhouses of Belgium
The promise of tart fruitiness is delivered to the nose as aromas of musty dried fruits lead the way. Peaches, apricots, grapefruits, limes, lemons and oranges all take turns performing for the olfactory senses. But an aura of earth wafts about with the scent of wet hay, horse blanket, sea air, weathered attic wood and cork. Afterwards, a tinge of white pepper, cumin and parmesan keep the complexities and balances plentiful.
Sharp sourness pierces the taste buds with clean lime-like lactic sourness. Sour white grapes, orange peels, grapefruit, oaked chardonnay and a hint of cider vinegar take center stage on the palate. Those earthen wood, grass, and dusty tones swirl about mouth and gives a rich balance to the acidity. Peppery to finish, its the peppercorn, smoky cumin and a zesty hop bitterness that creates a snappy closure with a short aftertaste of earth and spice.
Light bodied, the champagne-like effervesence springs the acidity from the mouth and forces the beer to finish well before the taste is fully explored. Its as if the complexity and balance are better appreciated in that short aftertaste than on the palate directly. Light warmth, wood spice and light astringency gives the beer a clean powdery lasting texture.
Its another stellar wood aged and intentionally soured ale by Crooked Stave. These guys are spot on! I would love to sit down with a couple of these ales and a pot of mussels. Talkin' about dying happy!
08-01-2013 16:46:58 | More by BEERchitect
4.16/5 rDev -0.5%
This poured out as a lightly hazy yellowish orange color with a white head on top. The retention is thin and the lacing is lightly scattered. The smell is funky, there is a plenty of lemon and fresh oak aromas. The taste is tart, it's very earthy in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good carbonation. It's a juicy brew with a dry finish. Overall it's a pretty good brew. Worth trying.
04-05-2013 22:31:33 | More by Knapp85
4.05/5 rDev -3.1%
Served in a tumbler.
And the trifecta comes to a close. This stuff pours a hazy sunset gold topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises thick funk, tart green apple, candied lemon peel, chardonnay must, a hint of oak, and a splash of toffee (can toffee splash...?). The taste focuses on the funk over the sourness, though, make no mistake, there's plenty of pucker lying beneath the funky tarp. Tastiness, indeed, son. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a very nice saison, one that really pulls in those vogue directions of funky and sour. Good times.
05-01-2014 22:34:30 | More by TMoney2591
3.95/5 rDev -5.5%
My last Crooked Stave beer. Well. I guess it's time to move to Denver then.
As much as I love the funk, and this certainly has it, I also appreciate some level of balance. This doesn't have much of that. Punch in the mouth wild ale flavor. Vinegar tones. Minimal earthy edges. Not much more than a blast of funky yeast. Reminds me of a lot of Jolly Pumpkin.
08-15-2013 11:20:42 | More by RblWthACoz
4.31/5 rDev +3.1%
Split with rudzud
Mild fizzy head, bit of soapy lacing, mostly clear orange color.
Nose great Brett, mild funky but tons of Brett c, pineapple, tropical fruit, nice lemony citrus, floral very, mild grainy blond malt.
Taste big tart lemony flavours, more Brett funk and lots if tropical Brett c, lemony funk, hint pineapple, mild grainy toasty blond malt, little sticky tart flemmy like finish, more lemony tart funk lingering.
Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent bit lighter carb, little flemmy.
Overall pretty nice, great Brett c tropical fruit and little funk, decent malts, very enjoyable.
02-23-2014 02:26:13 | More by jlindros
4.04/5 rDev -3.3%
another winner from crooked stave. the surette is taking on all kinds of new forms, and this one I like a lot. also a surprisingly affordable bottle for them at under 7 bucks. the pour is a bright yellow color like the sun, fogged a little with yeast sediment, but really glowing. there is a few inches of well retained white head too. the nose is bretty and funky, but probably not as sour as some other versions, particularly the reserva version. there is a springtime sort of cut hay vibe to this, with some pucker citrus sour on the back end. the flavor is well rounded, with light wheat malt and some white grape acidic flavor too. herbal on the hop front, and indeed quite sour in the finish. the finish is really dry, which I like a lot. light in feel, but interesting as anything they make. upbeat carbonation and a signature crooked stave sourness that leaves me wanting another bottle. not my favorite in the surette line, but a fine example of the style. bravo, once again.
02-18-2013 15:43:40 | More by StonedTrippin
Surette Provision Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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