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Vieille Artisanal Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 104
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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ArrogantB on 04-08-2013

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 375ml bottle.
Vintage: 2013
Batch # 4

Pours a very nice slightly hazy golden color with some slight light copper hues. There is a nice 1 inch white head that forms. Pretty dense and sticky bubbles are present.

Aroma of funky oaky notes. Dry tart white Chardonnay grapes. Earthy and musty wood notes dominate the aroma along with the mild dry tartness.

The taste follows the nose pretty well. Notes of tart white grape skin. Some nice earthy grain notes with woody and musty funkyness in the taste. Notes of hay and some slight granny smith apple notes. Mouthfeel is light and quite dry.

Pretty nice Saison. Dry and slightly tart with some good earthy grain and woody notes.

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2013, Batch 5.

Beer is a clear straw-golden colour, with a small to moderately sized white head. Head fades fairly quickly,

Nice nose dominate by Brett. A bit funky with a barnyardy scent, fruity with lemon and a bit of cherry. A bit of spice, but primarily just Brett.

Brett is also very strong in the flavour, and quite sour. Funk is fairly pronounced, and although I am typically a funk fan, it is not entirely pleasant in this beer. Tastes a little "off". Lemon is strong, and the oak is noticeable, but not overwhelmingly. A bit of a malty flavour. Pretty thin other than the yeast.

Light bodied, moderately carbonated. Refreshing.

Overall, some nice things going on, but the flavour just isn't working for me overall. I like it, but can't say much more.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice golden straw body with a respectable fluffy white head on top. Citrusy sweet notes and and some earthy farmhouse notes greet the nose. A bit of a bready malt undertone as well.

Lemony tartness hits right up front with the first sip. Mellower earthy and musty farmhouse notes come through as it opens up a bit. Hits a nice stride between sweet, tart, and a bit of funk, making for an overall enjoyable experience.

Mouthfeel is smooth but nice quite as crisp as I like in a farmhouse ale.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy yellow, nicely carbonated, two finger head that doesn't last long.

S-Lemon, wheat, oak, spice a tad bit of funk and grass.

T-Wheat, lemon, grass, oak and slight funk. Was expecting more funk based on the nose.

M-Light, nice carbonation, watery. No crisp bite to the finish.

O-The lack of a crisp finish and missing funk were the only draw backs, a good beer.

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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

375 mL bottle poured into a chalice.

Appearance - A little bit hazy, pale orange body with a nice white head. Some lacing. The surface foam lasts forever.

Smell - A bit musty. Definite brett component giving it an earthy tone along with some bright lemony acidic aromas. Citrus hops behind it.

Taste - Grainy malt up front that slides into a more tart bretty flavor. Lemony tang and a hop presence that fades. The finish is bitter and has a mild earthy flavor.

Mouthfeel - Very light, almost watery in the very end. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Pretty good, especially for such a sessionable ABV. There are other options that are as good but significantly cheaper. At least cheaper than what I paid.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic aromas that combine saison and lambic qualities. Flavor follows with a leaning toward lambic. It's got a fantastic biting tartness from start to finish. I really enjoyed this beer. It's great to see stuff like this coming out of American breweries. I just wish they were closer to home for me.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Vieille Artisanal Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.