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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

490 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 17
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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Jtrigonis

California

1/5  rDev -74.9%

05-01-2014 03:56:25 | More by Jtrigonis
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -49.7%

02-23-2014 13:56:52 | More by Damian74Shensky
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thudean

New York

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

11-13-2013 15:00:56 | More by thudean
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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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ArrogantB

Colorado

2.95/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is apparently a different malt bill than the previous Saison Vielle Artisanal and dry hopped with citra hops. The label is different and I was confused at first as to whether it was really a new beer but I'm adding it. Golden hazy orange color, soapy head. I don't like the smell at all, onion and burned rubber, not good at all. Flavor was ok, grains, yeast, meh. Darn, I was hoping the citra dry hopping would make this something special like Tank 7 or something but I was bored. I also did not pick up on the barrel/foeder aspect at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 01:29:19 | More by ArrogantB
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.6%

09-14-2013 02:24:33 | More by ygtbsm94
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.6%

09-06-2013 04:25:28 | More by RayOhioFelton
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osuskin

Indiana

3/5  rDev -24.6%

09-08-2013 21:44:22 | More by osuskin
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littlebeer

California

3/5  rDev -24.6%

11-08-2013 05:48:48 | More by littlebeer
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -24.6%

12-11-2013 23:53:13 | More by kscaldef
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topdown

California

3/5  rDev -24.6%

01-11-2014 09:21:14 | More by topdown
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alaimoa

Connecticut

3.05/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Picked this up in New York.
Poured hazy light gold/yellow with descent white head 1-2 inch with a bit of white lace but nothing special.
Smell and taste lack complexity. You get a bit of citrus that leans on the sour/tart side like a grapefruit and a hint of funk but lacks depth.
Mouthfeel has medium/high rolling bubble carbonation but a thin dryness
Overall I hate to say I'm not overly impressed given lack of depth and slight watery taste

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 22:07:33 | More by alaimoa
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3.21/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Straw yellow to orange in color. A little hazy and a sticky buy small head that is white.

Aroma is of straw and barnyard, a little goat, a hint of acidity

The taste is very subtle. A little bit funky in the finish with some acidity. A little taste of wheat.

Mouthfeel is light but with some silkiness.

Overall the beer is okay. There are hints of acidity, a lot of funk, but the beer is nothing special. It is not very crisp or refreashing and gets too funky as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 00:05:47 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

09-25-2013 23:00:33 | More by VeganUndead
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

07-27-2013 08:10:34 | More by DrunkinYogi
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thugherman

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

10-17-2013 15:24:52 | More by thugherman
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kojevergas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

09-30-2013 20:39:19 | More by kojevergas
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a very cloudy light orange. Looks like a witbier. Big fluffy white head. Head fizzes out at a moderate pace, leaving pretty substantial lacing behind. Decent retention.

S: Some tart citrus, grass and light grains.

T: Very tart and funky citrus. Like lemon rind with a side of bile. Some mild graininess in the finish. Dry lingering tartness in between sips. Strong flavors for the ABV.

M: Medium bodied and quite smooth.

O: Certainly a crisp, funky and sour saison. Not really my style, unfortunately. It's not bad at all, my taste buds just aren't feeling this one today.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 00:31:34 | More by Dope
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lakersfan16

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

05-22-2013 04:01:06 | More by lakersfan16
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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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switzer

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-13-2014 02:58:43 | More by switzer
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BeerBuffalo

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

10-29-2013 17:52:35 | More by BeerBuffalo
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mobius387

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

08-20-2013 01:35:31 | More by mobius387
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-07-2013 06:31:05 | More by GRG1313
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

10-19-2013 22:52:25 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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Vieille Artisanal Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.