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Vieille Artisanal Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
87
very good

632 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 20
Gots: 77 | FT: 13
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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4.4/5  rDev +10.8%

Ken_P, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Jeffh84, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jakea, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

griffeyb, Oct 08, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

alucard, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Doug6322, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Kgoldsbe
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Light colored farmhouse ale with multifaceted funk and prevalent lemon overtones.

Kgoldsbe, Oct 06, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +8.3%

Farnswurth, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

GreenMountainBoy, Oct 05, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

jaydoc, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

BeastLU, Oct 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

LJWalker, Oct 03, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%

spointon, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

judkinst, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Moses_Malone, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

boutwell, Sep 28, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy pale to medium golden yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint straw yellow + lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy foamy white head that slowly reduces to medium thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to slightly stronger than moderate aromas of barnyard funkiness - wet hay and earthiness from the brett. There is a very light aroma of lemon citrus and oak barrels.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale malts and wheat with a light amount of lemon citrus and hints of herbs/spices (coriander and rosemary). That is followed by moderate to stronger flavors of wet hay and earthiness from the brett - quite a bit of funkiness to this one. Light hints of oak from the barrel aging persist through the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing while still having quite a bit of funkiness. Exceptional.

dbrauneis, Sep 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

fehrminator, Sep 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

sahd-1, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

woodchip, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

morrowd3, Sep 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

TheSamKuehn, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Mineo, Sep 24, 2014
Vieille Artisanal Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
87 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.