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Crooked Stave Surette | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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4.19/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
145
pDev:
8.35%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
37
Trade:
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by MrHirschybar:
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Photo of Beaver13
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle - batch 7/11, bottle 355/1599. Pours a hazy golden amber with a big fizzy rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is interesting - soft brett, wood, floral notes and some fruits.

The flavor is sweet tangy fruits with some earthy kind of funky brett that is a little acidic. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I like what the brett barrel adds to the saison. One of my favorites from Crooked Stave.

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Photo of Sammy
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of emerge077
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Mark for sharing! Quick review from written notes.
Bottle #750/1544 if that matters to anyone.

Pours into a mini-pint a hazed pastel orange, murky with suspended sediment, and a thin veil of foam across the surface.

Aromas of woody eucalyptus and light acidic citrus.

Medium pucker, fruity orange and lemon rind bitterness. Vinous white wine notes, with some lingering traces of Brett yeast in the dry aftertaste. Medium bodied and quenching, would tackle a 750 easily, seems well suited to pairing with cheese and charcuterie.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not sure why the bar I'm at listed this as a Saison, but glad I ordered it (even though it was $11 for a 10oz pour!)...

Great tart pull on the palate, with a little more subdued aroma. Leans toward the peach/apricot side of the tart world (vs lemon or apple)... Mouthfeel is low in carbonation, so good for the style. Good pucker on the finish. Very tasty overall, and glad I noticed it in the menu.

No beer is worth >$1/oz, but my shock at seeing a Crooked Stave in Charleston drew me in.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.9/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of dar482
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a golden hay color with some haze with large foamy white head.

The aroma has tons of lemon peel, vinegar sourness, huge Brett notes, and some oak. Wonderful tartness in the aroma.

The flavor has TONS of complexity. There's lemon peel acidic sourness, but mostly vinegar tartness. Then there's some wheat and saison notes along with yeasty notes. The finish then hits you with oak and lots of woodiness, without being too earthy and bitter. There's lots of white wine vinous notes because of this oak character.

This beer absolutely just blew me away. There's the combination of fruit, Brett funk, the tartness, the saison in there, along with that really intriguing oak and wine combination. All this together makes this an extremely complex and exciting beer.

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Ratman197
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle courtesy of chadcsu (thanks Chad) poured a hazy gold wih a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, earthiness, citrus, barnyard and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors ofbread, horseblanket, light citrus and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering funky finish.

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Photo of pwoods
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to DividedAvery for the bottle.

750ml Belgian capped brown bottle poured into a RR wine glass.

A: Pours a bright golden color with some orange tinting. Decent head on the pour and some retention. Decent lacing.

S: A good amount of Brett character with some barny, husky, and musty aromas, along with some fruity esters. A solid Saison yeast aroma as well. A touch of oak character, but subtle. The fruitiness gets stronger as it warms, giving a tropical citrus aroma.

T/M: Lots of fruitiness and hop flavor and moderate bitterness right up front. This is quickly swept away by a pretty strong Brett character. More of the barny, musty flavors with and added dose of funk. This lasts through the finish, with a bit more of the bit tropical fruity flavor. Some of the Saison strain mixed in mid to late palate. The oak is very subtle and I feel I'm only getting it because I know it was barrel aged. Body is medium or so with a pleasantly dry finish.

D: Pretty decent beer but the Brett seems to take over a bit... maybe a bit too much. Very interesting, though, I wouldn't mind trying it again.

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3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light golden orange with a decent size white frothy foam that faded pretty quickly leaving some spotty lacing on the glass.

Aromas begin with some slightly sweet biscuity malt, sourish wheat, light yeasty white pepper, straw and some oakiness. Hint of funk and some fruitiness emerges as it warms, but I had to search for them.

The tastes begin with a light sweet malt backbone to it, some juicy pear, paired with some light tartness. As it warms you get more of the barnyard, musty flavors with added dose of funk.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with medium to lowish carbonation. Finish is slightly off because of the low carbonation creating a smooth, almost creamy finish.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Crooked Stave Surette from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 145 ratings