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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

498 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 498
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 18
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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Reviews by denver10:
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denver10

Kentucky

2.69/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy yellowish white with an orange hue and a slight white head. Aroma is kinda MIA, there is some sweetness from the fruity hops and I get a little tart brett, but really its justs messy and indiscriminate. Flavor is the same way, tastes a bit woody. some sweeter citrus, and a maybe some ripe earthy root type vegetables? A hodgepodge of random stuff that is just messy and fails to come together. Mouthfeel is thin and crisp with some slight activity. Overall, this beer is straight up no good, IMO. I LOVED the initial batch/variation and was disappointed when I heard it was not going to be continually offered. That said, I was excited when I heard the tweaks being done to this variation. Unfortunately, what sounded good on paper did not come out to be anything close to being good in real life. I gave this a few tries before I reviewed this one just to make sure it was a consistent problem and not simply one bad bottle, but so far all attempts have fared the same. Of all the Crooked Stave beers to buy a handful of right out of the gate, I wish it hadn't beenthis one. If these beers were cheaper, I honestly would have drain poured some of this.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 16:17:23 | More by denver10
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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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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%

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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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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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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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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%

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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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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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kylemckinnis

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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jbogner

New York

5/5  rDev +25.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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Vieille Artisanal Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.