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Vieille Artisanal Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
89
very good

499 Ratings
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Ratings: 499
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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Ratings: 499 | Reviews: 79 | Display Reviews Only:
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djtomain

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-26-2014 02:00:18 | More by djtomain
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Paccamacca

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-25-2014 03:18:17 | More by Paccamacca
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KevinL

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-24-2014 14:12:57 | More by KevinL
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RobDB

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-22-2014 02:35:01 | More by RobDB
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jaymo18

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-21-2014 05:56:16 | More by jaymo18
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-21-2014 05:09:08 | More by afsdan
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-19-2014 00:08:05 | More by nh2032
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timotao

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-18-2014 04:23:02 | More by timotao
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dcloeren

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-17-2014 16:00:06 | More by dcloeren
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Zimm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-16-2014 19:12:50 | More by Zimm
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CSO

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-16-2014 08:43:28 | More by CSO
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loverofthecraft

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-16-2014 05:32:54 | More by loverofthecraft
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-14-2014 19:31:59 | More by baybum
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-14-2014 02:05:59 | More by beersdmf17
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-13-2014 04:30:46 | More by JRod1969
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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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thkrb99

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-12-2014 22:24:05 | More by thkrb99
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zrab11

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-12-2014 16:13:30 | More by zrab11
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Bright golden body, hazed, white cap has good retention with some lacing.

S/T - Strong funk, lemon candy sweetness, hay, grass, tart, oak.

M - Light body, delicate high carbonation. Finishes mostly dry with a touch of tartness.

O - Overall a good saison with well rounded, balanced flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 13:18:55 | More by garuda
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Definitely drink this beer at the suggested temperature on the bottle. At a colder temp, this beer had an unpleasant tartness. At the right temp, it had some field-like funkiness with the esters from the Brett shining through. Nice representation of the style, but it didn't justify the price point in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 15:38:37 | More by PHBoiler
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babaracas

Florida

3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barrel aged table strength saison? Pours a cloudy amber, one finger thick white head fades quickly to a thin ring. Smell: doughy, light stone fruit, woodsy, herbal and lemon notes. Taste: tart peach, spicy and herbal, lightly grainy backing, drying finish with light oaky aspect. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 04:57:33 | More by babaracas
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pkalix

California

4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

short head, not firm. white.
smell of vinegar on pour. brett? sweet and vinegar-y? not what I was expecting. I prefer my "wild ales" and "sours" together. not mixed in with my IPAs and stouts. if I had known, I would have further saved this with my Consecration, Petrus and others.... so, it's a saison by style simply because of . . . . . what?
a tad sour, still delicious, but, like I said, I prefer to group my brews in similar fashion. especially the slightly sour ones. but oh well... and, i'm looking for a high(er) powered abv than this right now, too, so . . . .
the taste is clean, and I like the reference to "peach yogurt" by someone else. still cant get over the blatant mis-labeling of this one but it's still a very fine beverage.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 01:13:15 | More by pkalix
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. 2013/Batch 5.

A bit dull yellow apricot body color, and opaque appearance. Some very fine carbonation rising, but only about a one finger creamy head of off white color that takes some effort to create on the pour. Manages to keep a thin puck and a solid collar though while drinking.

Some solid saison bouquet. A grass nose, a light funk. Some mild sourdough like breaded malts and a hint of sweetness to match as well. Pretty solid.

Good simple palate that matches the nose. Light body but with a good acidic mild character. Lots of carbonation but not too dry either. Light lemon, a little bit of citrus warmth and spritzy quenching flavors. Some light candy like malts come across nicely, and really washes the citrus warmth.

Real easy drinking saison and full of flavor. Real nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 00:40:55 | More by smakawhat
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-26-2014 05:12:41 | More by Mikeypnh
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rdooley

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-23-2014 23:16:38 | More by rdooley
Vieille Artisanal Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.