Surette Provision Saison | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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4.18/5
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Surette Provision SaisonSurette Provision Saison
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,370
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
1,333
pDev:
7.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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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Photo of Newport_beerguy
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.38/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this a few years ago when brought to Jupiter as part of Sour Sunday and at a bottle share at FiftyFifty. Pours mostly a cloudy golden and dark yellow with a fine 1/4" white head on the top. Aroma was really chill, I had no expectations like the Rolling Stones song going into this, but there just wasn't much poppin' off here, nothing bretty, sour or fruity. Some real marginalized grain and oak notes and that was about it.

The taste was a gritty, grainy unfiltered experience. Some lemon and cherry like notes push this beer in the sour direction. Seems to be lacking almost everything I go looking for in a saison. Wasn't sure what this beer was trying to do. I did like the seemingly maltier presence to it compared to other saisons, I would say this is more of a spring saison than a summer one. The sourness is there but this is a weird hodgepodge style beer. Enjoyable, but also forgetable.

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

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of caahare
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of deadmonkees
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reminds me a little bit like Russian River's Sanctification. Very good!

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served from a 375 ml bottle, with no date that I could find. Appearance is a cloudy light yellow, with nice lacing. The aroma is lemony with a yeasty funk. The taste is heavy on the lemon, with nice oak background. It's a fine saison, more tart and lemony than most.

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

Photo of xtonytx
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Old Chicago Lakewood Union. Hazy orange golden pour with tight creamy head. Soft aroma hints at mild tartness, grapes, yeast and fruity sweetness. Taste follows , sweet, gentle tartness, enough of the Saison notes sneaking through to remind you of the style. Nice texture, and finish

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Surette Provision Saison from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1,333 ratings