Saison Vieille Artisanal | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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184 Ratings
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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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mebuzzard on 12-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
184
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
36
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjyost
4.8/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy and full of Brett delicious.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A:
Pours a hazy straw with a finger or so of creamy off-white head that settles rather quickly to a film. Good retention; intricate, slippery lacing.

S:
Spicy and earthy. Lemon grass, white pepper, oak, bubblegum, barnyard.

T:
Tart, fresh, dry. Really tart up front with some earthy hop flavors and a funky dry finish. Straightforward and good.

M:
Really dry and medium bodied with a lingering feel and a dry finish.

O:
Pretty interesting saison.
This is a tasty and somewhat tart beer that uses barrel aging to make an already dry, quenching beer even more dry and quenching. Pours nice and smells/tastes nice. All-in-all I enjoyed it. I definitely like the slight Brett presence. I am ordinarily not a fan, but this one is subtle enough that I feel like I could maybe try something more in-your-face.
Would probably have again; worth trying if you're around CO.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of CowsandBeer
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle picked up from Hyvee. I’m really excited to try it as I really enjoyed Hop Savant. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance: Poured into a Tallgrass Brewing Co. cervoise style glass the beer produces about a finger of thin, fizzy white head. Almost looked like a Berliner Weisse at first. Nice lacing and eventually a cap remained. Cloudy, honey colored body. I definitely expected more in the way of head from a saison style.

Smell: Ripe citrus fruit, some floral hops, and a big barnyard funk. Some damp oak if you look for it.

Taste: Tart citrus fruit, lemon juice, musty brett, a bit of pepper, dusty barrel, and toasted malts. A bit more sour than I expected.

Mouthfeel: Thin mouthfeel with a high carbonation. Effervescent. Drying. Refreshing.

Overall: A saison with nice citrus and barnyard notes. Ideal for summer since it has such a thin mouthfeel. Decent, but I expected more in terms of head retention, taste, and mouthfeel. Given the high price I'd say wait to try it at a tasting before picking up a bottle. Went really well with an herb goat cheese.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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Saison Vieille Artisanal from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
3.97 out of 5 based on 184 ratings.
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