Surette Provision Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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4.23/5 rDev +1.2%
Pours yellow-orange and cloudy. Looks like it could be a bit clearer with better bottle handling; I'd be a terrible bartender. Medium white head. Some lacing and pretty good retention. There's a thin layer of bubbles on top of the beer after a fair bit of time. The aroma is big on lemons, limes, underripe apricots, cherries and peaches, grapes, oak, earth, medium to mild funk and a nice dash of saison yeast spice. Smells nice and tart. There's a bit of yogurty flavor in there, but it comes off more fruity sour than anything. Taste starts out with limes and sour grapes and keeps building up with more tart fruit. Underripe stone fruit is prominent. Funk is somewhat more in the background, but there's a definite musty, barnyard-ish character in there. Quite dry, particularly in the finish. Aftertaste is tannic oak, lime rind, peppercorns, grass and light vinegar. Lots of tart fruit flavors bouncing around. It's only medium sour, and it's a pretty gentle ride, really. Light on the palate. Some pucker, though you do feel the vinegar on your teeth after a glass. Another very good bottle from CS.
08-07-2013 05:58:25 | More by popery
4.33/5 rDev +3.6%
Dark orange and hazy with very little head that disipated to a thin film.
Aroma is musty and a bit of funk/feet but ever so pleasant just knowing its going to lead to a acidic delight.
Citrus and lemon/lime and a grainy malt wheat spelt type feel coupled with a light tartness and oaky tannins that help the beer finish nice and dry.
Super quaffable and refreshing exactly what a saison should be. Plain and simple but dare I say elegant in its balance.
08-03-2013 23:50:37 | More by MRsojourner
4.05/5 rDev -3.1%
Bottle (IP trade w/ CharlieMurphy, Thanks!)
Appearance: Cloudy golden amber with big frothy head
Aroma: Intense sour fruit, hints of sulfur
Taste: Tart fruit, peppery spice, hints of vanilla
Palate: Extremely lively mouthfeel, back of the palate sour. Light body
Overall: Really tasty, with a moderate level of tartness.
08-03-2013 21:33:17 | More by icehawk
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
3.64/5 rDev -12.9%
Pours a golden hazed ale with a solid quilt of loose whites. Smells funky with a bit of lemon and some oak, and some pear as well. Flavor is slightly tart, with some cherry, lemon and apple juice, some grain and a touch of bitter. Thin with a moderate carb and a wet finish. Good stuff.
08-01-2013 05:46:31 | More by harrymel
Surette Provision Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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