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Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal

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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Vieille meaning “Old” is our artisinal barrel-aged Saison, lightly dry hopped. Each batch release is a diverse blend of Vieille casks that have taken on a soft Brettanomyces character before being lightly dry hopped. Dominated by a floral, citrusy hop character, a subtle herbal note and a tart finish, Vieille’s character exemplifies artisan Saisons.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uhclem (373) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Shared bottle. Very nice saison. My only criticism is the lemon needs to be toned down slightly. Otherwise a very drinkable session beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (2439) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Backlog rating. 12oz bottle from beermerchants. It pours a hazy straw color with a medium white head. Aroma is barnyard, sour and oak. Taste is acidic, vinegarish, lightly bitter and hoopy with notes of barn yard, hay and citrus. Dryness from the oak, light lemon, gentle sour. Medium mouthfeel with lively carbonation. overall, delicious

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1044) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle from Luksus, Tørst Brooklyn. Pours a straw yellow. Fucking amazing Saison full of Brett and grassy tones. Cloves, spices, yeast and Brett dominate the taste. Anything with Brett is a fucking winner for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1937) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle at a tasting at Butler's house. Pours a hazy yellow with minimal head. Aroma is slight funk and lemongrass. Flavor is subdued but lots of lemon. Tart. Very refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (4430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle from Kris Wine cons 2014-10-24 Göteborg AR: fizzy sour, white wine, cat pee AP: hazy coppery, frothy/lively snow white disapering head F: sour, lemon meat, soft carbonation, lemonade, white wine, citrus kiss,

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lectvay (150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Aroma is nice, citrus, hoppy, barnyard. Taste is bright and juicy up front, then falls a little flat. Seems watery. Tart finish. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3978) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Gusher. Pours hazy gold with a big bubbly head. Aromas of breet funk, lemon, yeast spice. Taste is al this and more, bread sweetness. Finishes dry. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2445) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden with white head. Aroma is peppery, funky, lemon. Taste is funky brett, lemon. Dry and tart.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy pale yellow, nose is spicy, yeasty, taste is tart, refreshing, lemon.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1624) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Fully hazed, smooth blonde. Punchy, definitive brett aroma. Gravel, pineapple, gruyere rind, limestone; farm and earth forward, thoroughly acidic. Staunch and steadfast in balance. Creamy, lemon curd sweetness, a bit soft and doughy, coated in delicate white sugars.

Zinging acids against musty earth, cardamom pods, cheese rinds and soft yellow fruits. Zesty and fervent in acidity; malt layering is hard to perceive, and the distantly present leafy hop and apricot skin presence is quickly dissolving. Detailed, but somewhat immediate in its complexity, and lacking for length.

Again, the high acidity in the lemon oil and gruyere rind combination is striking in its palate cleaning, enamel stripping power. The soft texture can’t quite compete. The makeup of the beer is aesthetically pleasing, even if its components are a bit aggressive.


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