Crooked Stave Surette Reserva | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Crooked Stave Surette ReservaCrooked Stave Surette Reserva
BA SCORE
92.5%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 120 ratings
Crooked Stave Surette ReservaCrooked Stave Surette Reserva
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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by denver10 on 07-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
120
Liked:
111
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
9.07%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
24
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 27
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy bone colored head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some fruity and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a grape flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and refreshing.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

crooked stave has a great great thing going, and this beer is all the proof you need of that. it pours an apple cider color, relatively flat looking and only a modest half inch of off white lace on it. the nose is awakening, its vinegar and brettanomyces and apples and oak all at once. there is a distinct fruity vibe to this, much more so than the normal surette. the flavor is wonderful, tart as anything from the bacteria. lemon rind and spoiling apples are the main fruit elements here, and the vinegar comes in at the end. its so puckery and intense, perfect with some seared sea scallops. the feel is excellent, medium body and a really dry finish that leaves a tart sting on the tongue. my only critique is the slight lack of carbonation, probably from the oak aging process, but its just a little flatter than id like it to be. other than that, another world class crooked stave brew. how is this stuff not famous yet?

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.17/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

6.2%. Aged in Oak Barrels. 750ml brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given the brewery.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a half finger beige-khaki colour head of fair cream and thickness, but awful retention. Colour is a hazy pale yellow. Nontransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Heavy bretts, stale orange peel, and clean malts. There's barely a hint of oak. A mild strength aroma.

T: Orange peel, heavy bretts/yeast, and heavy lactose in the third act and finish. The climax is lactic as hell as well. It's pretty simple, lacking subtlety, depth, and complexity. What's there isn't bad, but it does offer pretty little for the style. I like it in a general sense, but it's far from unique or special. Structurally imbalanced - the third act has all the flavour. Imbalanced in terms of the actual diversity of flavour. No alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Somewhat crisp. Nectary. Good thickness. Ideal carbonation. The mouthfeel is a highlight of the beer.

Dr: Drinkable but far from impressive within the style. Still, I do like it for what it is. Its simplicity certainly holds it back. I wouldn't get it again. Quite pricey for the lack of quality.

C+

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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy tangerine cor; the modest head fades away precipitously

Smell: Tart citrus, bread, Brett farmhouse elements and oak

Taste: Tart citrus, tropical fruit, green apple and vinous elements, up front, with the oak adding a woody flavor in the middle; after the swallow, the acetic sourness builds and dominates the finish with a lemony edge

Mouthfeel: Light body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit one dimensional, but a very nice sour for summer drinking

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Falling Rock in Denver. Served in a tulip. Pours a light-moderate copper color. Lightly tart. Some funk. Dry with some wheat in the finish. Light notes of white grape. Really drinkable.

EDIT: Had a bottle last night, and it was exceedingly enjoyable. Nice funk and acidity. Still incredibly easy to drink. I could have gone for another whole bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shared by The Mad Fermentationist, who really isn't mad at all.

The beer is clear and golden with a small, soft white head. Aromas include sour fruits, lemons, yeast, funk. Light and refreshing with a pleasant funk character. Quaffable. Light lactic presence in the finish. A really nice beer from the folks at Crooked Stave.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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Crooked Stave Surette Reserva from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 92.5% out of 100 with 120 ratings
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