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Vieille Artisanal Saison Double Dry Hopped | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Vieille Artisanal Saison Double Dry HoppedVieille Artisanal Saison Double Dry Hopped
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57 Ratings
Vieille Artisanal Saison Double Dry HoppedVieille Artisanal Saison Double Dry Hopped
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
crookedstave.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,079
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
57
pDev:
6.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Hazy light golden body and a voluminous white head settles down fast to a thin soapy top leaving behind some dots.

Bottle is a little old at this point. So I'm sure this isn't as vibrant as usual but a very enjoyable aroma. Still has some bright citrus and tropical fruit. Gets a little earthy/dirty.

The taste comes across as having some Motueka with the lime. Tart and lemony. Ends dry with some wood flavor. Slight bite from the carbonation. The body is ample enough for such a small beer. A little watery.

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375ml brought back from Crooked Stave in Denver. "Summer 2014".

A- Pale yellow body with quite a bit of haziness poured into two snifters. A white pillow of foam crowns the beer to just under a finger with frothy consistency. A remains leaving webs and spots of lace in moderate quantities.

S- Lactic acid bacteria, some Brett funk and plenty of citrus. The Motueka is apparent right away but doesn't make the beer overly hoppy per se, the other elements are the major players. Lemon, lime, orange zest, clementine and tangerine come to mind.

T- Saison and lactic are the most prominent here as well. Lemon and lime juice really come to mind with orange, pineapple and some stone fruits. Yeast spice, pepper, slight barnyard straw and a medium-light sourness.

MF- Light bodied but right around where most Saisons are and close to dry. Carbonation is medium-high with tartness lingering.

Motueka atop Vielle is certainly interesting. I think the acidity doesn't allow the hops to fully integrate and it kind of feels like Vielle and Motueka rather than with. Either way, a nice combo of interesting flavors.

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Vieille Artisanal Saison Double Dry Hopped from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 57 ratings
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