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RATINGS: 462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Brewed with traditional harvest grains. Surette is a provision Saison with a tart and vinous character from extended barrel aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2819) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2015 12.7 oz./375 ml. bottle shared and poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, orangey hue, with a light & bubbly layer of soft white foam, and light spots of lacing. The nose was yeasty funk, light citrus, and white wine. Light bodied with decent carbonation, hop influence was moderately bitter, the taste was tart, but the mouthfeel came off a bit thin, possibly prompted by the distinct dryness. Still caught my attention. Shared another 12.7 oz. bottle with friends, and this time, the texture was better, a touch of peach was noticed in the nose, and hints of herb & spice, possibly some anise, where evident in both aroma & flavor. +.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
want1DIPA (227) - - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle pour. Crooked Stave Surette. A delicious oaked up saison that is smooth and balanced. This beer has an amazing buttery finish. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (856) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
On tap at brewery in June. Pours an apricot peach with small head and minimum lace. Aroma of light fruit and hay. Penetrating mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. flavors of funky dry and bitter fruit rind, light white pepper, rosemary, sage. Overall flavorful and bold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (944) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Pours a light orange color, light haze.big citrusy, tart, lightly funky aroma. Tart flavor up front, lightly sweet, tart effervescent character after. Light barnyard notes. Very tasty

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2538) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle thanks to adnielsen197. Nose full of in inviting diapers. Taste is much more mellow with ante palate tartness and astringency. Overall pretty enjoyable. Just don’t whiff it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (12821) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Cloudy golden beer with a nice beige head. Hoppy, woody aroma, perfume, citrus, grapefruit, biscuits, hay, notes of lemongrass. Hoppy sourish vinous flavor, grapes, hay, brett, sourish, floral, dandelions, woody notes. Hoppy sourish perfume finish with wood and leather. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2013, Batch #6.
Appearance: The body is a milky orange to hay color, like looking at unfiltered peach juice. The head is short but covers the top with a fuzzy white coating. The ring is dense and creamy.
Aroma: The aroma is a mix of sweet and sour, very fruity and enticing. Sweet peaches, nectarines, tart cherry, hints of vinegar, cotton candy, new leather smell, and slightly earthy, sort of piss smelling too. Boy this is complex, I can’t possibly describe this fully. Juicy and enticing, it’s very nice.
Taste: This is tart and lemony with a faint sweetness hinting of oranges up front. As the sip progresses I get dry leather and lemon with some oak tannins. This is a bright beer for sure. The finish adds some sweet candy like flavors. Overall, though, this is a bright dry citrusy beer that finishes dry and really challenges the palate.
Palate: Juicy and soft, mild carbonation.
Overall: This is one of the most challenging beers I’ve ever drank. At times I find this fruity and sweet with cotton candy and peaches, and other sips I find it to be dry oaky and reminiscent of chardonnay. This is an elegant beer that I want to re-visit one day, it’s pretty fucking awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
antonstoop (236) - - DEC 6, 2013
A yellow golden beer, with an excellent white head. In the nose there is a lot of sour, yeast, fresh it is almost like a geuze. It is a medium to light bodied beer, with an excellent carbonation. The taste is a lot sour, yeast, light bitter, and not much more. The aftertaste is dry, bitter and sour. It is a very sour saison if you can call it that, overall not great, despite all the efford. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (2488) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
37,5cl bottle. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: lactic, little hops, grass. TASTE: lactic, herbs. Least of the 4 Crooked Stave beers I had, liked the other ones!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (1076) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
375mL batch 3 bottle. Aroma is a balanced blend of cherry pie Brett notes and some light oak character. Some faint citrus and red apple as well as moderate pear and tropical fruit. Pours a cloudy golden copper with a moderately thick, large, off white head that recedes fairly quickly. This beer was a bit of a gusher so be careful out there. Light lacing and no legs. Flavor has a light, sweet graininess to it. Medium light acidity with some citrus character. Some tropical fruit and medium light pear notes. Light oak and medium light oak tannins. A touch of a phenolic character that isn’t quite plastic but is on its way there; currently more of a spicy note. Light bitterness. Some lingering acidity, citrus and Brett character; the lingering Brett is mostly pineapple but with a hint of cherry pie. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium high to high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall a pretty darn good saison but the carbonation is a bit high and the Brett character in the flavor has a phenolic note that isn’t plastic but is very close to it. I like the beer a lot but am concerned that if it changed just a little bit it could be pretty bad.

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