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Vieille Artisanal Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Ratings: 716
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 20
Gots: 92 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ArrogantB on 04-08-2013

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 10

A: Pours a beautifully hazed straw yellow color. At first a two finger dense white head forms, but recedes in a second. Lots of sticky lace is left behind.
S: Earthy, musty yeast up front. Peppery spice, lemon and orange rind. Just a bit of soapy hops, which I am not always a fan of. Though that is always in the background.
T: Tart and sour lemon up front and center. A light soapy character again, but like the nose in the background. Some cracker like grains. Earthy yeast and white pepper lingers.
M/D: A light body that is perfectly crisp and effervescent. Perfectly smooth at the same time. So crisp, dry and refreshing. The bottle is to small cause I am through this way to fast. Very moreish, and a treat to drink.

I am nit picking, but the soapy hop character is just a slight detractor. Outside of that, an excellent tart Saison and one I wish I could get more easily.

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375mL into a tulip. Pours a hazy pale straw w/ a thin white head.

Aroma is peppery, spicy, grassy, earthy, funky. Lemon, hay, Belgian yeast, pale malt.

Taste is a touch tart, earthy. Citrus, lemon, spice, pepper, maybe some clove. Lots of dry woody oak.

Mouthfeel seems a little thin, almost watery. Still it's crisp, bright and refreshing.

Overall a really nice, earthy, complex, flavorful saison.

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Vieille Artisanal Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 716 ratings.