Surette Provision Saison | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Surette Provision SaisonSurette Provision Saison
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:
Artisan ale aged in oak barrels

Added by chugalug06 on 02-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,470
Reviews:
225
Ratings:
1,347
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle, cellared for the past 4 years. 2014 date, batch 16.

Vinous white nose with a lot of tropical fruit. Mild but even funk layer. Oaky vanillins. Taste more or less follows suit. Underlying sweet and toasty malt mingles with an easy toffee, toast, and vanilla oak character. Light and even funk layer. Mild tartness. White wine. Peach zest. Medium bodied with some malty firmness and gentle carbonation. Great.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the 14 beers we have had in one session of some bad-ass tasting brew.
A bit of funk and lactic acidity for this fruity season. Frank and well crafted

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Photo of Livyatan1996
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robotic_being
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out a medium hazy dark golden/light amber color, with a thin white head and beautiful lacing----------------- the aromas are of oak, peach cobbler, spice, wine and funk-------------- the flavors are of oak, tart lemon, light skunkyness and clove, the beer has a thin mouthfeel with a super dry finish------------------- overall this beer was exceptional - what a nice saison slightly tart with a splash of funk and spice finishing dry and refreshing ------

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Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a nice light hazy amber color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has abundant brett sourness hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a very nice brett sourness flavor
M-A light bodied very well carbonated beer
O-A very nice sour beer

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Photo of rgk3
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chiefz1
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DamienArk
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJHOY
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jewellrunner
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sbauer
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great lemon zest and oak nose. Moderately sour, barn funk. Long aftertaste.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 375ml bottle with a date of 2014 (batch 15). Purchased a while back from the Brewdog webshop. The label describes it as a provision saison with a tart character due to extended barrel-aging.

A: Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich, hazy amber colour with good carbonation and some light floating sediment. Produces a smallish head of creamy white foam that settles rapidly to a thin collar. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of intense sourness; reminiscent of lambic. Hints of tart berries/fruitiness, lactic acid, subtle stone fruit, mild funkiness, brettanomyces, mustiness, earthiness and a twinge of malt. Pretty good - sharp and complex.

T: Tastes sour and fruity with notes of sharp berries, lactic acid, mild funk, brettanomyces, mustiness, earthiness and very faint malt. Bone-dry, with no bitterness to speak of.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and very dry, with spritzy carbonation and good body for the style. Quite light but that is to be expected. Pretty astringent; dries the palate. Aftertaste of tart fruitiness, lactic sourness, mustiness, earthiness and subtle funk.

O: Great - an intense yet balanced American sour. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour are sharp and fruity. Nice body. Not an everyday brew but satisfying. More of a wild ale than a saison; reminds me of lambic more than anything else. Worth sampling.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Label notes: "Surette is a provision Saison with a tart and vinous character from extended barrel aging.".

Poured from 375ml bottle into glass. Label is marked '2014 BATCH 16'.
Straw colored body when presented to light. Clear. One finger white head settles to cap and ring. Some spots of lacing.
Aroma of tart lemon/lime and white grape. Some oak barrel and bready malts.
Taste of tart lime and vinous grape, with some lemon. Also with earthy and blanket funk. Has malt backbone. Some spice.
Medium mouth feel. Dry finish, which induces another sip.
Very refreshing, with references to late spring/early summer cutting of grass for hay season, with the sun's curing of the swath.

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Photo of andyjeigh
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bump8628
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More American wild ale than saison to me - a tasty beer regardless of classification. Hazy straw with plenty of sticky white froth. Heavy on citrus flavors, mostly lemon and lime. Lacks the deep funkiness I was expecting, instead there’s just a general earthy hay-like flavor and some musty oakiness hanging in the background. Mild tartness from start to finish. Perhaps some faint herbal and spicy hop notes tucked in there but it’s difficult to tease out from the wild fermentation character. With the clean and simple malt profile and lack of hop bitterness or flavor this seems to be a showcase for the fermentation character. Which is very nice, though I’d argue isn’t really a Saison.

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Photo of cherche
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz. Bottle

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice dark golden orangy color, pretty nice carbonation, with a nice small quick/fizzy white head, which leaves some minimal sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, tart, lemony, slight funk, oaky. The taste is pretty nice, malty, yeasty, kinda funky, nice oak, tart/lemony. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a slight dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew. Quite a different take on the style, to me, no hint of a saison. More of a American Wild Ale.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz single into a tulip. This improves a lot as it warms on many fronts, but I pour it too cold and it brings a really beautiful mildly hazy peachy yellow-orange with a great 1 1/2 finger tight white head with great retention and lacing. Initially, I thought the nose lacked nuance and was a wall of tart lemon-lime with a little bretty horseblanket, but again, as it warms the oak comes on stronger, and along with the citrus, I get some faint earthy and savory notes as well. The taste is fairly limey and tart, though as with the nose, as it warms more opens up. All in all, this follows the nose pretty well, and it comes in a couple of waves but it still seems to lack the complexity of the nose. The feel is probably the least good thing on this one to me: things just don't entirely come together, there's a little too much lime and tartness that is a little one-note and instead of enhancing the other things going on kind of inhibits me from enjoying them. Carbonation is fairly good, moderate to high, and finish is dry.

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Surette Provision Saison from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1,347 ratings