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RATINGS: 383   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teromous (77) - - OCT 13, 2014
From the label: 2014 Batch 13 Appearance: Light hazy golden orange color. Short white head that fades very quickly and leaves no lacing. Aroma: Musty old barnyard, a bit of pepper, and a bit lemony. Taste: There is a medium sourness up front, with some funky musty barn flavor, and a bit of a wheat-like grain on the finish. After drinking the beer and waiting for a bit, I get some hop character coming through which is slightly spicy. Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is great. Itís tart up front but it has a fairly low amount of carbonation. It finishes clean and dry without being puckery from the sourness. Very easy to drink. Overall: I recommend it and I would drink it again. Itís a great tasting saison that isnít over the top sour, and isnít so mellow that it bores you to death. Itís right there in the middle where it should be.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5655) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle and draft. Pours a beautiful bright hazy golden body with thick white head and lasting lacing throughout. Aroma is funky lemon, brett, light wheat, earthy barn and light citrus fruits. Mouthfeel is medium, fresh and tart with notes of zesty fresh yeast, funky lemon, brett, wheat, barn and hay. Awesome sour saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1511) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2014
With z, pours a hazy orange color with a small rapidly dissipating head. Nose is sour and tart with some oakiness. Taste is oaky with funk and wonderful tartness and sourness. Finish is crisp and dry, and ends on oaky and sour notes. A sour or a saison ? Nevertheless a great ale . Quaff Score 8 / 10

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1462) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with an off white head and tart, fruity aroma. Taste is tart as well, nice fruit and brett notes with the oak and barrel aging flavors coming through into the oaky, sour finish. Delicious brew

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1392) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2014
375 ml bottle, 2013 Vintage, Batch 8. Served in a Prairie Teku glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like citrus peel, bready/grainy malt, oak, hay, green grapes, and some pear. I think the taste pretty much follows the aroma, but thereís also some tropical fruit and funky/mustiness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís easy to drink and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Itís a good tart, fruity and funky brew! Iíve enjoyed the few Crooked Stave brews Iíve had a chance to try so far, and Iíll have to make a point to try more in the future! $8.99 a bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1629) - Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2014
A good bit more sour than Vieille, with a solid bit of minor orange-like sweetness and just a very solid tart saison all-around.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (1001) - Vermont, USA - SEP 26, 2014
WillRunForBeer supplied the 375 mL bottle - many thanks! Consumed with a seafood lunch at Brownís in Seabrook. To tasting-sized tulip, it pours a a golden chiffon yellow with which a soapy, white-ringed head 1 finger in length stood. Aromas of daffodils, lemon seeds, pilsner malt, sidewalk chalk, European biscuits, earl grey tea, denim jeans, wheat grain, poppy seeds, and Blegian cultures. Undoubtedly grainy. Tastes the same with the addition of farmhouse yeast, Saltine crackers, sweat, and Chinece hibiscus stamens. Lavender, LME, and sourdough experienced by swallow. A lot going on in such a small beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (862) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle from trade. Pours copper gold with a white head. Aroma of lemon, wet hay, yogurt. Mild acetic. Flavor is lemon, yogurt, light wheat. Finish has wet earth, onion, grapefruit peel. Very soft and nicely balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2506) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Pale with white head. Nice big funky aroma, very sharp, brett, lambicy, lemon. Taste is sharp, lemon and funk. Dry, tart and refreshing. Excellent

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
(375ml bottle) clear gold, soapy bubbles. Nose of funky yeast, tart, lemon, peach, oak barrel. Taste of lemon, light in flavor, hibiscus, delicious and super drinkable.


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