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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

759 Ratings
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Ratings: 759
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

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Ratings: 759 | Reviews: 112
Photo of ZEB89
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dd43
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jlu73183
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Modernrickk
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale light lemon yellow brew, deceptively hazy, topped by a very small white head which is quickly gone, leaving an oily residue and bubbly rim.

Really fantastic aroma: funky with a tinge of oak sourness. Lemon-citrus and hay are present, with a sugary sweetness hiding behind. Touch of cheese to the funk.

Remarkably - almost shockingly - tart aroma, with a lot more sour tinge than expected (not unpleasantly so). Definitely a flatter, mustier funky edge riding along the back end of the tartness. Citric acid; hay and earth; just a touch of sweetness; woody, oaken flatness; a little black pepper and an almost tobacco-like finish through the nose.

Puckering; silky; light-bodied; lively with some sting. Fairly dry and effervescent, short finish, with a very light lingering oiliness.

Really nice, interesting, and super tart and funky saison. Great flavor for such a low ABV offering.

Photo of Jho3325
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of handcrafty
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jrand2621
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tastybeer
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Batch 11 says my bottle...

Slightly hazy straw colored beer with a small white topping that fades rather quickly to a finely bubbled ring and thin patch at the center. Aroma is farmy flowers and barnyard hay scents plus country apples, acidic and sweet, woody, and gose-esque with a touch of something salty-like. Taste is tart and dry with light acidity, apple, white wine maybe, wood musk, and flowers. A bit mouthwatering with each sip. Texture is clean and fluid.. Overall very refreshing and pleasant. I could go for some more.

Photo of wedge
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2014 | Batch 11

Mostly clear straw yellow color with minimal head forming on the surface. Aroma is quite funky...barnyard Brett, flowers, lemon/lime, and musty oak. Nicely flavorful and Bretty without being aggressive with the yeast. Tart white wine fruitiness, flowers, grass, lemon, and woody spice. There seems to be a slight saline quality too that adds to the refreshment. Light, slick, and dry, finishing a little watery. Definitely a nice experience, though way too expensive to drink as much as I'd like.

Photo of julielynndubee
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MenardMa
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of 311bulldog
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kniles38
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mesa512
3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjyost
4.99/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In love with this beer. Poured a little cloudy with tons of fluffy sticky white head. Brett and pepper on the nose. Gloriously dry pretty body with saison character and some oak. A stellar beer. I wish I could access this beer more readily.

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4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.02/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thought it was rather plain

Photo of GTJayG
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jdw275
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Vieille Artisanal Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 759 ratings.