Vieille Artisanal Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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Reviews by WTKeene:
4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from an undated bottle into a Prairie Teku glass.
Appearance: Hazy pale orange with slight hints of red. A white, creamy head that dissipates relatively quickly and hangs around as a crown around the edge of the glass. Some sparse lacing too.
Smell: Funky, vinous. Loads of brett, this screams "Saison that I'll love."
Taste: A bit disappointing after the smell. Funk is there, and presents a nice floral element to the beer. Vinous again, but feels a bit watered down. Vaguely tart. Beers that taste watered down are the bane of my existence, luckily this one isn't too bad.
Mouthfeel: High carbonation, relatively dry. Long-ish linger. Carb is a bit too high, but not overwhelming.
Overall: I could drink this again, because that smell is just so fantastic. But the high carb makes a sipper. Still pretty refreshing though.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2014 03:16:18 | More by WTKeene
More User Reviews:
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.