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Vieille Artisanal Saison - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
89
very good

618 Ratings
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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 21
Gots: 75 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

gueuzegossage, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

MSandahl23, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of StoneTSR
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: This is the most sparkly beer I think I’ve ever seen. It looks like champagne; same color with big, lively bubbles popping up everywhere. It did not foam up as much as a glass of champagne would have, but a good, half-inch of head flashed before my eyes before sinking back down to just a wisp or two on the surface of the glass.

SMELL: Mild, but pleasant aroma of citrus, maybe a little tart apple and a touch of funk.

TASTE: There are not a whole lot of 4.2% beers that pack in this much flavor. Tart apples dominate my palate while lemon and some other citrus dances around on the edges. The finish provides a little oakiness along with one last kick of sour.

MOUTHFEEL: Crisp, dry and very refreshing. The body is very light, but packs a punch in the puckering department. The strong carbonation works to cleanse the palate after every sip while it also provides a very lively feel.

OVERALL: This is an excellent Brett Beer, but my one criticism is that it is not quite what I expect from a saison. The typical banana, clove and other spicy characteristics are completely overpowered by the sour funk. Otherwise, what an outstanding summer beer this is. Another excellent offering from Crooked Stave.

StoneTSR, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

TheCuriograph, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

kell50, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Drew26, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of MRsojourner
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden color with a Little head that dissipates to a thin film.
Aroma is just atad must with a little bit of wood coming through with a touch of citrus.
Taste is of citrus tartness and light grainy maltness of pilsner and wheat. Wonderfully balanced and easy to pair with many food. Super drinkable and refreshing. It's everything an everyday saison should be. I would consume this every day if I could

MRsojourner, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

herman77, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Twal, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

metalgdog, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

CheapBeerBuzz, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

stereosforgeeks, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Dirtinabottle, Jul 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

myersk27, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JamLand, Jul 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

ajzy, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

NK__, Jul 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

stevefinny, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

lovindahops, Jul 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of alaimoa
3.05/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Picked this up in New York.
Poured hazy light gold/yellow with descent white head 1-2 inch with a bit of white lace but nothing special.
Smell and taste lack complexity. You get a bit of citrus that leans on the sour/tart side like a grapefruit and a hint of funk but lacks depth.
Mouthfeel has medium/high rolling bubble carbonation but a thin dryness
Overall I hate to say I'm not overly impressed given lack of depth and slight watery taste

alaimoa, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down rather quickly, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of barnyard funk are present in the nose. The smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is a little funky and has notes of lemon citrus and oak, the latter of which stands out towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked this beer because it was easy to drink and had some refreshing qualities while the funk made it interesting. The funkiness in both the smell and taste becomes stronger as the beer warms up.

metter98, Jul 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

dcguitar, Jul 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

RuckusDu, Jul 18, 2013
Vieille Artisanal Saison from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.