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Vieille Artisanal Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Vieille Artisanal SaisonVieille Artisanal Saison

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BA SCORE
89
very good

500 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 20
Gots: 55 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 04-08-2013)
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AaronHomoya

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice appearance with a big rocky head of light foam. Not too cloudy, either. Aromas of lemon zest, grapefruit and sweet acidity. A bit of funk from the Brett. Balanced with a smooth contrasting light maltiness and citrus hops. Lively carbonation and refreshing, lightly tart finish. Pretty sour for a saison, but tasty for those who like sours. Beautifully complex, but elegant and drinkable at the same time. Quite well done.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 01:55:45 | More by AaronHomoya
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-24-2014 03:20:45 | More by BillRoth
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chefbigjon

Arizona

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-23-2014 05:50:52 | More by chefbigjon
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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-21-2014 22:27:51 | More by leroybrown10
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mactrail

Washington

2.78/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Extremely pale amber-tinted brew. Nice foam in the Gordon's thistle glass with a surplus of frothy carbonation.

Very light flavors and quite tart/sour. The malt has vanished and left a vinegary shadow. Lots of bitterish pepper that seems to increase with sipping. I wish there was a category for non-traditional sours, or else put this into the American Wild ale lineup. How do you compare this with such sensuous brews as Firestone Walker "Opal" and a hundred other fruity and zesty Saisons?

This is too much like a Belinerweiss to be reviewed adequately as a Saison. I also object to the price of this stuff. But if you're into trying sours, this is very approachable. From the 375 ml bottle purchased at Grapevine Liquors. Batch 10/2014.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 04:44:54 | More by mactrail
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Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-20-2014 01:36:56 | More by GregDuB65
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +25.6%

07-19-2014 19:11:06 | More by funkyaudio
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Utah

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

07-18-2014 21:47:28 | More by diamond_mind
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-18-2014 21:43:41 | More by Dicers
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-17-2014 20:03:09 | More by jim_carignan
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sammyg832

Arizona

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-15-2014 16:41:27 | More by sammyg832
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ThurmondTX

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-13-2014 05:01:10 | More by ThurmondTX
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rollom

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-12-2014 12:32:19 | More by rollom
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01001111

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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robgage

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-11-2014 00:50:48 | More by robgage
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Tuckersmth

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-10-2014 21:50:08 | More by Tuckersmth
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Vermont

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-09-2014 22:52:13 | More by bobv
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-08-2014 19:43:14 | More by Haybeerman
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nassstnate

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-07-2014 15:08:26 | More by nassstnate
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Mongrel

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - pale honey gold with soft foamy head. Little to no lace.

S - piney, funky, tart and grassy.

T - tastes light and super refreshing. Lightly tart, with touches of pink lemon, lime, orange and raspberry. A little watered down and mineral-y. Some barnyard yeast and hay flavors. A nicely done light, tart saison. One can imagine this type of brew being dispensed to farmhands during the summer months centuries ago. Still does the trick nicely, though I may opt for a slightly heavier version of the style if given a choice -- this one is just a tad watery, though totally refreshing.

M - mouthfeel is thin, rounded out by prickly tartness, and finishes very dry.

Serving type: bottle

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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kylemckinnis

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-04-2014 05:39:11 | More by kylemckinnis
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jbogner

Colorado

5/5  rDev +25.6%

07-04-2014 02:05:13 | More by jbogner
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Vieille Artisanal Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.