1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Vieille Artisanal Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

Not Rated.
Vieille Artisanal SaisonVieille Artisanal Saison

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

760 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 760
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 23
Gots: 91 | FT: 15
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:
Beer added by: ArrogantB on 04-08-2013

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 760 | Reviews: 112
Photo of freshflesh
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mccorvey
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rangerred
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PVMT
3.24/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Czequershuus
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AaronDz
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wiescins
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zomdust
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chiphead
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not too tart, but pleasent

Photo of pmangold
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tele
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving type: bottle

A: 4.25 Golden yellow, slightly hazy, with a small off white head. Good retention.

S: 4 Lemon and some funk up front with a bit if pepper and oak on the finish. Hops, green apple, and other citrus also present but subtler.

T: 4.25 Rather tart up front, more so than expected. The lemon really comes through here as does the oak. Hops are more mild but still go well with the green apple flavors from the nose. A bit of wheat on the finish. Some esters present as well, which you would expect from a more classic saison, but they're toned way down and don't come with the sweetness usually found with this style.

M: 4.5 Crisp and refreshing with nice levels of carbonation and a slightly dry, minerally finish.

O: 4.25 Great drinking beer with plenty of interesting things going on while remaining refreshing and easy to drink. Takes some of my favorite elements of a saison and matches them with the flavors and aromas typical of a dry-hopped sour.

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boilerup
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wobbly
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjp217
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbwimer
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SABERG
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ctbrewer227
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nicole_Wyman
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Vieille Artisanal Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 760 ratings.