Vieille Artisanal 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): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ArrogantB on 04-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
971
Reviews:
153
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
138
For Trade:
12
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not too tart, but pleasent

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4.99/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In love with this beer. Poured a little cloudy with tons of fluffy sticky white head. Brett and pepper on the nose. Gloriously dry pretty body with saison character and some oak. A stellar beer. I wish I could access this beer more readily.

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4.88/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Reviewed with Three Lions from a 375ml bottle. Batch 11 4.2 ABV.
Look: Cloudy Straw, very faint bright white head very little lacing, almost non existent (both lacing and head). Carbonation is there but the bubbles are few and large. Lots of yeast. For a saison unique for what it lacks. It has a ton of floating yeast.
Smell: proofing bread, hints of white pepper, lemon (less pungent pledge), sort of has a candy lemon warhead smell.
Taste: Lemon, lemon and more lemon! My wife (whose doesn't drink) went back for seconds! That right there says something. When I say Lemon that's not to say overly sour. This is super refreshing! Perfect lemonade if you would. The more I drink the more I get of the barrel which is great. As Three Lions said incredibly balanced. This has some zing but is also creamy sort of merengue with the burnt whipped topping. Lovely Brew.
Feel: when I put this in my mouth my response was wow. Didn't look like a ton of carbonation but it was quite zesty and active on the tongue. Finishes really smooth. In the summer if I had the access to it I would drink it all day long.
Overall: My first Crooked Stave, two things come to mind. Three Lions was more than honest in saying phenomenal and two where has this beer been all my life?

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4.84/5  rDev +20.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.72/5  rDev +17.7%

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4.68/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.65/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Magnificent

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4.59/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice lemon sour tasting saison. Faint taste of oak barrel. Very well done saison. Wish I could get this on the regular

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4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Split with Hab11.
Appearance: gorgeous hazy yellow sunset. Almost no head at all which was surprising for a beer with brett. At 4.2 percent this should be an easy drinker as it's just about my favorite style. Thus looks like a lemon drop or a naturally colored limoncello.
Smell: lemon funk galore! Yaaay this is going to be a fun one. Plant a lemon tree inside a barn. Wait a few years. Open the doors and walk inside. Take a deep breath. That is what this beer smells like. Can't wait to drink this.
Taste: well now that is interesting. A lot less funk on the taste than I was expecting after smelling it but way lemony. It's a sharp taste like lemon zest and fresh ginger. This is very reminiscent of stash lemon ginger tea. The barrel notes weren't exactly found in the nose but in the taste the flavor comes through. This is extremely balanced and very direct.
Mouth. Feels very effervescent, tangy and tart. Not too thin. Good mouth.
Overall this is an interesting one. Not my favorite from crooked stave but a damp good beer. Would definitely purchase and drink again. It's simply a lemon bomb of goodness with some funk, vinous notes and some barrel.
Kudos.

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Vieille Artisanal Saison from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
4.01 out of 5 based on 971 ratings.
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