Surette Provision Saison | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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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): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Artisan ale aged in oak barrels

Added by chugalug06 on 02-16-2013

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1,329
pDev:
7.89%
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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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Photo of kccraftenthusiast
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of safaricook
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

orange with haze, 1 finger of white foam, medium sized bubbles race to the top
aroma is fruity, peach, candied orange, pineapple, very satsifying oak chatacter with vanille
tart and wineous, lime, dry, little bitterness
not too much body, refreshing prickly carbonation
Tart and oaky Saison; less tartness would make this really drinkable. still really good

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

Photo of Zazzi82
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nat1975
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jroof1
4.66/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ambruns1979
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.44/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy golden color with a quarter finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There was some light lacing here and there in a messy sort of way. The smell had some funky light grassiness with a light sweet lemon and then a tart lemon. The flavor was pretty much exactly the same. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The finish has an insane amount of a long bitter tart lemon. Overall, decent saison, its definitely different than what a lot of what I’ve had.

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Photo of Eziel
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Pours a hazy orange with sufficient foam to please my eye buds. Good lacing. I smell. I mean I smell tart apricot and lemon with carbonic acid tartness. Funky aromas follow. Apricot and lemon tartness, vinegar like sour notes and mild horseblanket. I think I taste some coriander but I’m not sure. Medium body with lightish carbonation. Another treat from Crooked Stave

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liquorpig
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 batch

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Photo of Emersonio
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at Crooked Stave in Denver, Co. POUR: On draft into a 10oz tulip. APPEARANCE: Golden amber in color. Hazy. Volatile brew and settles to almost nothing for head retention. Upon the swirl the head explodes to about an inch and is somewhat rocky. No real effervescence. AROMA: Huge nose. Can smell the pungent aromas from my barstool. The swirl reveals even more of the aroma profile. Very funky and somewhat barnyard in aroma. Can detect some woody oak notes per aging in oak foeders. TASTE: Sour Brett mixed with woody oak. Nice sour and funk with the mild earthy quality of the wood. First sip is sour and pucker inducing. It mellows after the initial sour punch. White grape like qualities also are apparent. AFTER TASTE: Finishes crisp and somewhat clean. Some acidic linger but nothing serious. Flavor profile reduces to nil and finishes dry. Some white grape notes last with the potential of pear like notes as well. REVIEW/RATING: Very Good/ 4.62 out of 5.

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

Photo of BlunderfulGuy
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Spotted all throughout Colorado with their cute labels, out of the Crooked Stave beers available in bottles I was recommended Surette. Serving temperature of 46-54°F listed on the back label, but no bottling or best by date.

Left to chill in the fridge over a few days before being left to warm up a few degrees, uncapping the bottle gave a delayed eruption of foamy beer which is always a bit annoying. Clear amber color for most of the bottle, swirling and pouring in the rest along with the yeast leaves it a very hazy fresh-squeezed apple juice color with a small, diminishing head.
Not a very effervescent aroma. Lemon or orange peel and pulpy orange juice, wet barley, dusty oak, but all pretty faint and not incredibly enticing.
More vibrant in flavor, though not by much. A lemon lime sourness with old grains and oak ending with a dry, higher alcohol white wine-like finish with a little dull throb around the lips and roof of the mouth from acids and tannins.

It's good, it isn't very complex to me and doesn't quite fit the style either. It's something I would have after a long autumn day rather than during the spring or summer when I want a more bright, fresh, and refreshing drink.

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Surette Provision Saison from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1,329 ratings