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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance has a hazy golden/slightly amber colored body with a two finger white foamy head that dies into the body within a half minute. There is some adequate slightly foamy lacing sticks to the sides of the glass. The smell has some rustic yet funky earthiness coming through very strong with some light lemon in the background, and a little bit of grassiness here and there. A little bit of yeast backs everything up in the background. The taste is tart with a dry woodiness to it with some yeastiness here and there. It has a very dry yet tart lemon aftertaste and a dry finish. The palate is light, very sessionable, and the carbonation seems to be good for the style and comes across fairly smooth to me, not as sharp as other saisons I’ve had, but hey I’m not complaining. Overall, this is not a bad saison, I’m pretty sure I’d have this again.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bitterbill
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange closer to yellow orange. Close to 2 fingers of foam. Wait, looking at my glass, that’s lacing for aboot half. Saison notes of cloves, pepper and coriander. Then, it gets all hoppy and funky with a suggestion of tartness. Taste =nose. Plus it’s a dry son of a gun. I gots the cotton mouth. Joking. Heavy side of light bodied. Good job for a beer that’s the same abv as your average light/lite beer. Very very nice.

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

Bottle with January 2015 stamped on it. Bought yesterday.
A-Poured into a large snifter, a finger of white head quickly recedes atop a straw yellow clear brew when held up to daylight.
S-Vinous funk, atop a lemony saison aroma.
T-A funky saison. Lemon, black pepper, Brett funk, wood.
M-Light bodied. A bit astringent in the finish.
O-A saison that brings the funk. Refreshing.

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Photo of Budlum
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ummswimmin
3.24/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DioS
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjdevel
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Decent 2-finger head upon pour. Nice Hazy light yellow gold color - almost like a pilsner. Decent retention - remains active.

Smell: Tart fruit and citrus. Lemon and lime waves waft upward. Slight cracker / biscuit.

Taste: Sour upfront (as anticipated). Slight vinegar. Quite dry and really no sweet counter balance. Decent wheat backbone and is more apparent in the aftertaste. Looking for more Belgian yeast and Saison character, but very subtle.

Feel: Light - bodied. Seemed pretty thin. A bit slick on the tongue.

Overall: Decent. Seems more on the sour side without the spicy Saison characteristics or yeast tang.

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Photo of kevinlater
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TrueSoul515
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vieille Crooked Stave Batch 7 2013

A: Straw to light gold
S: Wood, lemon zest, grassy hop aroma
T: Slightly acidic, lemon, oak, grassy, black peppercorn
M: Dry, light. Very refreshing
O: This aged well. Little to no carbonation but doesn't detract from the experience. Very refreshing.

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Photo of coz
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bnes09
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Light lemon, straw color with good clarity. Weak head. Fresh and bright citric, lemon, hoppy aroma with hints of yeast. Light and dry palate with some lemon and apple. Subtle funk. Light body. Sharp, effervescent carbonation. Dry finish. Perfect for the style. Overall, a solid saison. Lacking slightly in complexity and finish is clean.

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Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a cloudy, golden-yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of grass and hay. This is a fairly sweet saison with a touch of caramel, wheat, and yeast flavors.

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Photo of safaricook
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

not bad but given the rpice that is charged here as an import, I will not seek it out again. Though it could score much higher on a hot day when its refreshing character and low abv would be more appreciated. It is abit watery but ok that is normal with the low abv. I would prefer more spiciness and less lactic acid

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Photo of Jcbroome
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pveilleux
3.49/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Robtobfest
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dewsby
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Beautiful cloudy yellow with a nice head and lacing. Rich earthy smell, a bit of lemon. The taste is herbal and floral, lemon and a hint of pepper. Very nice beer.

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Photo of billab914
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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