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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: 54 | 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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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 02:40:52 | More by chanokokoro
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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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leroybrown10

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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GregDuB65

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25.6%

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

Utah

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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

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%

07-11-2014 03:54:10 | More by 01001111
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neurobot01

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-11-2014 03:15:04 | More by neurobot01
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TX-Badger

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-11-2014 02:30:29 | More by TX-Badger
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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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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

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

07-07-2014 00:35:14 | More by Mongrel
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-05-2014 17:19:10 | More by Axnjxn
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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.