Surette Provision Saison | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Surette Provision SaisonSurette Provision Saison

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by chugalug06 on 02-16-2013

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Photo of BrandM
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A rich and deep honey color. The head is tight and thins out quickly.
Aroma: Complex in that there is an undertone of spicy caramel right behind the main hay/funk character
Mouthfeel: Biting but warm; polyphenolic astringency
Taste: The tart bitterness of a grape skin, occasional nutty notes. Any astringency is offset by an overall sweetness. No lingering dryness afterwards

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Photo of SebD
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a beautiful hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, lemon, grass, Brett and some definite barnyard funk.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus, lemon zest, light grassiness, faint bread, Brett and funk.

Mouthfel: It has a low-med carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. Props to Crooked Stave.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Tele
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: Bottle (Batch 10)
Consumed: 8.27.15

A: 4.5 The beer is nearly orange in color with some red and gold mixed in. Slightly hazy with an one-inch off-white head that leaves some lace on the glass.

S: 4.25 The smell is dominated by funk, primarily of the barnyard/horse blanket variety. There’s a bit of old oak and leather under then funk with light citrus (mostly lemon) and hops.

T: 4.5 Taste is much more tart than expected with lots more citrus than the nose suggested. Plenty of lemon, orange, green apple, and pepper balancing out the damp oak and funk from the nose beautifully. Finish is dry with slight hop bitterness.

M: 4.25 The body is really nice, but the carbonation could be higher and a bit more lively.

O: 4.5 I’m really impressed by this beer. I thought St. Bretta was okay, Vielle was great, and this one is excellent. It seems like each Crooked Stave beer I have is better than the last. At first taste, this beer reminded me a lot of Bernice; if the carbonation/mouthfeel was at the level that Sante has in their saisons, this would be sublime.

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Photo of oldn00b
4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

First thing I'm trying from Crooked Stave. Pours a slightly hazy gold. No head but a tiny bit of foam fizzes and fades immediately.

Nose is a bit pungent, vinegar and banana. Grassy too.

Flavor is a nice sour, not just a typical saison funk. Very nice, bit of spice but not the typical bright saison notes I'm used to. Definitely the barrel softened this one a lot.

Feel is fantastic. Nice soft mouthfeel, decent body. Finish is dry with the sour hanging on. Very nice sour saison - I'd definitely have this again.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375mL bottle poured into a tulip. Batch 5, 2013

(A)- Pours a hazy apricot orange color. Produced a great frothy white head with great retention. Great sticky lacing left behind.

(S)- A very zesty funk with mild acidic lemon rind, barnyard Brett, and a grassy funk. Nicely dry as well.

(T)- Not quite dry and funky as the smell, but opens up with some great acidic orange and lemon citrus with subtle Brett funk and grassy grains to the end.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. The combo of zesty citrus and Brett funk plays well together. Not overly complex, but very refreshing.

(O)- One of the better beers I have had from Crooked Stave so far. Light, but zesty and thrist quenching. If it was easier to get for me here in the midwest

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4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When you pour this beer you immediately are taken by how bright the nose is. But I will get to that in a second. Eggshell white head stands at a half inch with decent retention. Waves of lace are left behind. Body is a light Amber tone. Now the nose is nicely funky with dusty stone sour and pixie sticks. Fragrance is very attractive. Decent dry consistent sour feel throughout the flavor. Dry and a bit zesty and overall wonderfully drinkable.

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Photo of Zaximus
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
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!

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Photo of M_chav
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
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

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
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

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Photo of Tom_Banjo
3.13/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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Photo of kudsak
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
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

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Photo of kitch
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
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!

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Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.18/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of pants678
2.67/5  rDev -35.5%
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.

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Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good for an introductory beer at a tasting. Sour with a taste that mimics every other Crooked Stave beer out there. Not a beer I would buy again but good for a pour.

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Photo of CoffeePorter
4.1/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of kevanb
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of mtvolkens
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of barczar
4.14/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Surette Provision Saison from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
92 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.