Vieille Artisanal Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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Reviews by BeerImmediately:
4.21/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12.7 oz bottle, acquired thanks to my boy Chadolish when he was out in CO earlier this year. Poured into tulip at about 45 degrees.
Pours with a short white head, over cloudy golden body (I poured the yeast in). Decent lacing.
Aromas are pretty awesome given the low ABV. Lots of yeast, orange peel, mueringe, and sweet spices - very inviting. As is warmed, the Barnyard qualities started to come out, esp hay.
Flavors are juicy and bright. Lots of tree fruit - lemons, naval oranges, and kiss of lime. Light bitterness. Tangy. Like with the aromas, the grassy/hay qualities start to present as it warms. Mouthfeel is light and easy drinking, with solid carbonation. Finish is slightly dirty.
A really tasty brew with lots of complexity - hats off to the brewery for pulling this off at just 4% ABV.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 22:38:39 | More by BeerImmediately
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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
Vieille Artisanal Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.