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 ThisWangsChung
3.3/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Despite being fairly timid, the aroma offers a nice brett aspect. I pick up plenty of orange, funk, peach, and bubblegum. The funkiness has a bit of nuance considering the strength, but it's not endlessly deep. Nor does it really need to be. I like the brett aspect of the nose, but the flavor profile lets down a bit. There's a nice opening tartness, leading to some stone fruit and citrus flavors in the middle. The finish brings a lot of apple, white grape, and pear - the former makes it slightly vinegary. It's not a big deal, but it detracts ever-so-slightly. The feel is effortlessly light, though a bit watery. Carbonation isn't particularly vibrant, however. A solid table beer with a fun tartness, but I want something at this gravity to seem a bit stronger than what it really is. This doesn't.

3.3/5: Sure, I could drink it all day, but there are other low-gravity saisons that are more interesting

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Photo of samreynolds
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of thumperskibum
3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of clayrock81
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a seethru orange body with minimal head and no lace. Slightly funky aromas of yeast and a little brett with notes of oak and tropical fruits. Smooth, medium-bodied beer with a bit of sweetness from yeast and there is a touch of oiliness from mild hops. Beer is balanced with some funk patches that slightly resemble sour apple and pear (to me, at least). Crisp, spicy peppery finish with hint of sourness on the finish and a pleasant and easy drinking beer.

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

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

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

Photo of TheBishopco
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Taybeh
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Pig & Fiddle into a tulip. Disappointing head & lacing, clear light but deep gold, no bubbles. Nose is modest but nice...musty, some hay, apple, oak. Taste follows...a little sour without really being tart and a very slight pleasant amount of bretty funkiness. Great depth of flavor here...really outstanding. Sits on the tongue great, but the carb seems a little low to me.

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

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

Photo of tbryan5
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Citrusy zest with a good amount of carbonation. Very light and refreshing. Pretty tart. It would be good on a hot day but I could only drink a couple because this brew is pretty mouth puckering.

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Photo of smi69
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

35cl botle.Pours a clear pale golden, with a white head and visible carbonation - much like a sparkling wine. Smells of brett and citrus. Dry taste, with notes of brett, mould, lemon zest and grapefruit.

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Photo of crbnfbr
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M-Jez84
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of khargro2
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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