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Surette Provision Saison | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Surette Provision SaisonSurette Provision Saison
BA SCORE
4.18/5
Exceptional
1,325 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by chugalug06 on 02-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,278
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
1,325
pDev:
7.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
203
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,325 |  Reviews: 218
Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
2.83/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

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

Photo of craigmorris74
3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grue_soda
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of farrago
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid finger of bright white foam, mottled surface, close to no retention, gone like the devil himself was chasing it, no lacing either. Inside the glass it is virtually wall-to-wall carbonation, fat bubbles that break aggressively across the surface, the liquid has a metallic rust orange sheen to it, fine particulate floats throughout. When you first pop it open the nose hits you with something like a burst of hops, thought it was an imperial IPA, then the sour oak takes hold as well as yeast, balsamic vinegar with a woodsy funkiness, smells like it might give you hay fever and/or start refermenting in your glass, no distinct fruit presence. Full-bodied, has more heft than you usually find in this category, would attribute that to the oak, which itself makes its presence clear and unmistakable. Starts off sour and then turns more neutral, lots of herbal, forest floor, earthy funk with a metallic note as well as sage. The yeastiness is more spent and dried in feel than fluffy and fresh. Lemon to grapefruit citrus, again not much fruit, to its credit avoids volatility and finishes strong and smoother than expected. The carbonation is appropriate to the weight and not a distraction. Knits it together well, perhaps to the point it loses some sense of complexity.

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

Photo of hdtrice
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch #7 bottled 2013 375 ml bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a copper orange with a white head, very hazy, no head retention, lots of carbonation, slight lacing.

A: Red grapes, sour must, nice touch of oak, very subtle aromas.

T: Intro is very tart with a touch of red grapes, oak and wood in the middle, fruity tartness in the finish, taste as if it has cherries added, finish is dry with oak and fruit notes lingering in the aftertaste.

M: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a dry finish.

O: Not much on the aroma but taste is it's outstanding, lots of tart and fruit flavors with a touch of oak, I think the aroma has faded due to it's age but it's still very tart and tasty.

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

Photo of instinct2
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gutbuster
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brauseboof
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

7/9/16

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Photo of cjgiant
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle July, 2015:
Pour is mostly clear, yellow gold. Fleeting white head end up as thin rim. Very sparse lacing.
Nose is tart peach, wood barrel funk, white wine, some hay.

Taste is similar to nose, with a nice light effervescence. A little unsweet strawberry joins a tart nectarine/peach flavor. Little bite of wooden funky tartness before a wine and light barn funk take over. A strange dullness hits right before the end, which does end with a little spice bite.

An interesting opening, and a nice transition to a more classic saison midway through, but the it just seems to fizzle out. I wouldn't mind some subtle notes in the end, but they seem more lost than just subtle. Not a reason to kill my enjoyment of the beer as a whole (and in fact it has the side effect of somehow being sonewhat refreshing.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden in color with a this fizzy head. Citrus, lemon, grain and lacto aromas. Taste has a nice crisp citrus and lemon dominance with hints of grain, and a mineral taste throughout but an overall nice balance. Tart, acidic refreshing and funky.

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Photo of edthehead
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevCan
4.78/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ordered on tap at the Sovereign in Washington DC.

Orange and hazy, full white frothy head. Smells citrusy, zesty, a but funky like wet horse blanket. Tastes like lemon, oaky, white wine with growing tart/sour aftertaste. Medium body and very refreshing. Excellent summer sipping beer.

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Photo of Nunya
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Surette Provision Saison from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1,325 ratings
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