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Vieille Artisanal Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
89
very good

540 Ratings
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Ratings: 540
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 20
Gots: 57 | 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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Reviews by chanokokoro:
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +4.5%

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project branded snifter

Pours a slightly cloudy medium golden capped by a fluffy one and a half finger bright white head. Above average retention, traces of thin lacing. Earthy yeast, light accents of oak, hints of lemon and hay on the nose. Very light lemon, hay, and plenty of earthiness and funk. More light slightly sweet citrus midpalate. Finishes bone dry with continued light citrus, earthiness, and rounded out by wet oak notes. Light body, lively carbonation, slick and smooth mouthfeel. A wonderful sessionable saison. Recommended.

05-23-2014 02:40:52 | More by chanokokoro
More User Reviews:
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Krafty34

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-17-2014 05:14:09 | More by Krafty34
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supa0525

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-15-2013 01:16:24 | More by supa0525
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gregmoscetti

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-18-2013 22:19:57 | More by gregmoscetti
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-01-2013 17:08:03 | More by warnerry
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Guden

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%

A- slightly hazy light gold with a huge white head that sticks to the edges while falling in the center.

S- tons of Brett derived character leap from the glass (and bottle for that matter). Horse blanket and wet earth lead with some lemon, tangerine and pineapple also peaking through. Some buttery, Chardonnay like oak shows more as it warms.

T- much less funky than the nose would suggest with a tart pop on the front and a mix of subtle earth, light oak and fruit in the middle with a long smooth, tart finish.

M- extremely creamy, with enough pop to get all the flavors where they should be. The mouthfeel might be derived from the oak tannins but its hard to be sure.

O- it's hard to think of another beer similar to this one. On the nose it seems like many funky, Brett beers but the mouthfeel and moderate tartness make this one entirely unique. A very enjoyable drinking experience all around.

08-02-2014 22:19:29 | More by Guden
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

09-30-2013 03:58:25 | More by jaminjohnson
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-10-2014 16:49:50 | More by Janeinma
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mrw1zard

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-06-2014 18:57:50 | More by mrw1zard
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-29-2013 06:21:30 | More by xdefeatsy
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev 0%

Light golden in color with a bit of cloudiness. Not much at all in the way of foam. Brussels lacing. Oak and Chardonnay aroma. Crisp and dry on the palate with moderate carbonation. I get oak and green apples with a slightly tart and acidic finish. This is a very refreshing wild ale.

03-30-2014 19:27:57 | More by Franziskaner
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-04-2014 20:41:40 | More by bpfrush
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dogfishandi

New York

4.46/5  rDev +12.1%

375ml bottle at fridge temp outed into a large tulip. Date/ batch info left blank?

Pours out a nice lighter golden color, just a slight haze to it, about one finger or so of white head off the pour that fades to a thin layer. Average head retention with only spotty lacing.

Initially the aroma is quite spicey with a grassy almost piney tree like aroma and maybe some hints of yeast phenols. Lots of lemongrass. As it opens some mustiness really comes out as well as maybe some white wine barrel character.

Lemongrass, hints of a peppery phenolic yeast spice. Has the very beginning stages of a slight Brett or lacto citrus tartness. Very nice. Complex. Hints of white wine, wet hay and hints of a grassy hop with a slightly bitter finish.

Bright mouthfeel, light in body, really thirst quenching. Great ABV.

This is everything a saison should be, just ideal. And amazingly drinkable as most of the standard crooked stave beers are. Amazing how the Brett and/or lacto is integrated just enough to be a nuance to the beer not a dominating factor resulting in a beer I think any beer drinker would enjoy.

01-26-2014 18:12:18 | More by dogfishandi
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-22-2014 11:02:05 | More by Cynic-ale
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-20-2013 23:30:25 | More by TKEbeerman
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-13-2013 15:18:57 | More by doremite
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jbogner

Colorado

5/5  rDev +25.6%

07-04-2014 02:05:13 | More by jbogner
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

05-11-2014 02:00:19 | More by williamjbauer
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

09-21-2013 20:31:55 | More by jtladner
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-15-2013 01:05:27 | More by SPRichard
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01001111

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-11-2014 03:54:10 | More by 01001111
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-02-2013 03:05:52 | More by stereosforgeeks
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.41/5  rDev +10.8%

Had at Sputyen Duvel in Willamsburg

A - Soft yellow with a light haze. Small white head. 4.25

S - Tart lemon crossed with a soft blue cheese funk. A rather fragrant saison nose that tells you this one picked up a few bugs in the barrel

T - Tart lemon and Lambic-like presence cuts in with a well made Saison that has light funk and grass. I could drink this all day as it is flavorful and easy to drink

M - Soft mouthfeel. Light carbonation to it and slightly dry

O - Really nice Saison that shows that Crooked Stave really can make some of the best Saisons in America.

08-16-2013 22:04:35 | More by jeonseh
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Zonian1

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-12-2013 02:54:17 | More by Zonian1
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dsauter

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-19-2014 21:11:02 | More by dsauter
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Vieille Artisanal Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 540 ratings.