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:
968
Reviews:
151
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
139
For Trade:
13
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Ratings: 968 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of Smconnor
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LanceH
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery; poured into a snifter.

Apperance - hazy golden yellow with visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint lemon yellow highlights; fizzy, foamy white head that slowly recedes. Light amounts of lacing left behind.
Smell - an array of aromas from funkiness, earthiness from the brett, lemon citrus and oak barrels. Very pleasing and inviting!
Taste - flavorful with an assortment of pale malts and wheat, lemon citrus and hints of coriander and rosemary; funky earthy flavors from the brett; oak from the barrel aging is an excellent touch!
Feel - Light to medium body and nicely carbonated. Certainly funky and very refreshing!
Overall - fantastic farmhouse that is so easy to drink and very flavorful!

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Photo of M_chav
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

dry hopped, oak aged, this is up my alley. A really nice hazy golden pour with little to no foam head. smells perfect and refreshing- good amount of funky wood. Tastes great, ridiculously smooth and tasty, lemony goodness. mentioned already but this is as smooth and soft as a baby's butt, awesome stuff!

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Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice saison. The tartness is refreshing and makes for a great summer beer. It straddles the line of sour and saison. I did think it lost it's sharpness after it warmed up though.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled
Pours Hazy and with very little spotty white bubbles for head
aroma is lemon flavoured aspirin
the flavour is part delicate part tart on one line is the vinegary sourness
but barely noticeable behind that is oak & hints of vanilla
I think the overall experience is better than the beer

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Photo of DanGeo
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of killcore
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sara24
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amazing saison: enjoyed the bite at the end.

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Photo of shehateme
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jayhunter357
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jw1978
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of h8r
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy pale gold. Some chunks of yeast floating. Very light head, no lacing. Tart, vinegar smell. Taste follows nose: sour, dry, grassy. On the tart side for a saison. Can't taste the oak. Low ABV makes it very drinkable, but perhaps too acidic? Could treat this as a berliner weisse and drink it mit schuss maybe...

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Photo of nakedasajbird
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NateMac13
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Evilyak
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elimav
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A cloudy look with a somewhat flat mouth feel. Has a hint of hops at first with a nice sour finish. Not much on the nose.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy straw under a thin but clingy white foam collar. S: Tart almost vinegary nose, lemon, spice, fruit and some light bread. T: Tart, lemony, fruit, citrus, not much hop presence, traces of salt and a slight mineral character.F: Refreshing, light, highly carbonated a faint grainy astringency in the background. O: A light, refreshing beer with a slight wine like quality to it.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vieille Artisanal Saison from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
4.01 out of 5 based on 968 ratings.
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