Crooked Stave Surette | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Crooked Stave SuretteCrooked Stave Surette
BA SCORE
93.8%
Liked This Beer
4.19 w/ 145 ratings
Crooked Stave SuretteCrooked Stave Surette
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DividedAvery on 11-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
145
Liked:
136
Avg:
4.19/5
pDev:
8.35%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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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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2013/Batch 4

A: deep gold beer in my tulip; like with their Veielle, a measured pour yielded about a finger of fine foam. Little-to-no lace.

S: herbal and floral, some citric and yeasty notes; subtle "barnyard" aromas

T: tart but mellow, suggestions of pale dry flowers and grains, funky brett-ish flavors - musty, dank; something like ruby red grapefruit throughout; very distant malt sweetness

M: soft but tart; nice fuzziness on the tongue; crisp, fresh finish

O: well, Crooked Stave is 2-for-2 with saisons in my book. Lots of grapefruity citric flavor here, underscored by the tang and funk of brett (though I don't know if its actually brett - but the taste is there). If this flavor palate is to your liking, then this beer will be, too.

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Crooked Stave Surette from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 93.8% out of 100 with 145 ratings
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