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Surette Provision Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Surette Provision SaisonSurette Provision Saison

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780 Ratings

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Ratings: 780
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 7.64%
Wants: 61
Gots: 116 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chugalug06 on 02-16-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

jstevep00, Aug 17, 2014
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Tee2Grn, Aug 16, 2014
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Josbor11, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Poured into a tulip. I got this a while ago, I guess it's close to two years old at this point.

3.75 A: First pour yielded a ever so slightly hazed dark orange color. Big white fluffy head necessitated multiple pours. Retention is good and a half finger of lacing is left.

4.00 S: Very nice nose on this. The main aromas are equal parts fruit and funk. Peach, cherry, lemon with just a touch of mango. Funk is a dirty woodiness, grass and dry hay, and wildflower floral. Neither sour nor tart, but quite complex.

3.50 T: Taste isn't as good as the nose promised. It's a lot drier than I was expecting and without as much of the fruitiness. There's still a decent amount of lemon though giving this a punch of tartness. Woody dry funk with some of the dirty hay notes. Not as complex as the nose.

3.25 M: Lighter medium body. Despite the large head, this has a lower level of carbonation and isn't as spritzy as I would have hoped. Still, it's smooth and good enough here.

3.50 D: It's good, but not great.

DavoleBomb, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

fostachild, Aug 13, 2014
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BobbyDigitali, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

KevinL, Aug 12, 2014
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01001111, Aug 10, 2014
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Tayloraphilips, Aug 09, 2014
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JohnnieNepal, Aug 08, 2014
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Thalz314, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Big_Dave, Aug 07, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2014 Batch 10

Appearance: Pours with a minimal head of about half a finger, which for the style surprised me. Could be the oak barrels knocking down some carbonation, but still odd. The color is a bold medium dark orange with a slightly cloudy body. Active carbonation while drinking is right were it should be.

Smell: Straw, medium bodied fruits, and wheat mesh well with tartness and dry, woody oak. Tropical fruit backbone builds on the body with continuous waves of grass and tartness attacking the drinker. Dry wood pops up on the back end and rides this one out.

Taste: As the beer hits the palate, a punchy tartness pops up but is quickly won over by rounded oak characteristics. That earthy woodiness continues to roll into the body but joins force with some dry grass and sprite fruits. The tartness loses the earthy oak and really has a clean flavor on the finish. Bright fruits show up again on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel: A pretty sessionable sour saison. Oak character is for the most part rounded but has some bright distinctive high points. Carbonation being on the lower end really allows the grass, fruit, and tartness to really shine through.

Overall: I really like the oak characteristics in this brew. Sour notes are rounded yet kept in check. Tasty base beer allows for it to develop well in the barrel. I actually got to enjoy this on tap and I preferred it in that format, but both are excellent. Well done Crooked Stave.

KFBR392, Aug 07, 2014
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ShriverMO, Aug 06, 2014
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KG710, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

thereal_adam, Jul 31, 2014
Surette Provision Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.