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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Ratings: 971 |  Reviews: 153
Photo of Stinger80OH
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayQue
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great Saison, one of the best I have had. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a long stemmed Timmermans half pint glass. Hazy pale gold color, small very bubbly white head that fades fast. No lacing. Aroma and taste feature Belgian yeast, some lemon and grapes and plenty of tartness. The taste has it all: yeast, funk, horse blanket mustiness, and a good sour presence. The tartness, carbonation and a touch of oak bitterness make the mouthfeel memorable too. I paid $9.50 for a 12 oz bottle, but after drinking it, the price is not a problem!!!!

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

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of robertm2152
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ohiovania
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ladle69
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch #10
Poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours a golden orange with a bright white head, head was full and fluffy, head dissipated after a few minutes, slight lacing, beer is cloudy with minimal carbonation.

A: Sour, tart funk with some hints of oak and white wine and grapes, not getting any hop aromas, no alcohol, smells solid.

T: Up front there's some slight tart and funk flavors, lemon, citrus, middle has some must, funk notes as well, finish is dry with the lemon and citrus reemerging, aftertaste is of sour lemon rinds, very balanced and easy to drink.

M: Light crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish and a good balance of carbonation.

O: A well made beer, would love to try one fresh as the hops have really died off, tastes more like a sour ale than a saison, not at all disappointed.

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

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

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

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance is a light golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is fruit and wood. The taste is slightly tart.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle. Hazy light golden orange color, thick fluffy head fades slowly, lots of lace. Citrusy sour aroma with woodsy notes. Taste is a mix of sour apple, lemon, wood and funky tartness. The flavors are all light and come together well for a very light refreshing brew. Dry white wine finish, soft yet crisp mouthfeel. Very good light saison.

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Photo of kitch
3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 375ml bottle bottled in April 2015 and poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.

Appearance: It poured a clear golden orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly but left some light lacing.

Aroma: Brett, barnyard funk, lemon, tart, oak and pepper spice.

Taste: Light, everything was light. Light sourness, light tart, light lemon, light pepper, light oak and light funkiness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Despite everything in the taste being quite light, it was still nice and refreshing.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kidzord
3.28/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tigg924
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy, orange-yellow in color, with high carbonation and 1/3 inch head. Taste is big lemon, hay, pepper, and light chardonnay style oak. Tasty, clean, and way to easy to drink. I will look for this one again.

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

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

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