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RATINGS: 381   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
htnicholas (49) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
From a 375 ml bottle. Pours a light hazy gold with a thin rapidly dissipating head. Aroma has some moderate funk to it, but not oppressively so. Also has notes of carmel, lemon, and grapfruit. The taste is fantastic starting with the balanced flavors of tart citrus tang and mild sweet malt. Some light vinous overtones are also present and some oak flavors from the barrel aging. The finish leaves a crisp tart aftertaste on the palate. The carbonation is light as is the mouthfeel. An outstanding saison. Complex but still very crisp and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3828) - - DEC 19, 2014
bottle. hazy pale golden color with a small white head. berry-like aroma with tartness and a metallic bitterness on the tip of the tongue. pale malt, honey, cereal malt flavors with a mild sourness and peach/apricot skin. very dry. lingering coiny note on the tip of tongue.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malter_Sobchak (7) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2014 does not count
pours hazy golden, little to no head. solid brett aroma, lots of funk. light carbonation, very light and crisp. nice sourness without being overly acidic.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UrbanCaveman (74) - Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2014
12.7 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass at approximately 45 degrees F. A: Pours a dark, hazy gold, the color of honey left sitting at room temperature until it crystallizes solid. Forms a relatively thin white head, which dies to a cap and ring fairly quickly. Patchy lacing clings to the glass in the wake of the beer. S: The aroma opens with fresh wheat, grass, and hone, before hints of light fruit waft in - melon and pear. There’s a faint mustiness present as well, though no wood character. T: Tart and sour, this beer bites at the tongue on the opening and doesn’t relent until well after the swallow. Citrus and melon flavors roll through the sharpness, above a wheaten plain, before yielding way to a funk that seems not unlike mildewed oak and grass just before the finish. Said finish is quite dry, possibly the driest I’ve experienced from a beer. There’s a distinct coppery metallic tang in the aftertaste, as if the flavor tartness were sharp enough to draw blood from the tongue. M: Sharp and light, with bite from both the flavors and the carbonation. This seems like a light, drinkable beer, but trying to quaff it quickly would bring tears to the eyes. O: An excellent saison, delivering a complex flavor profile with a strong sour bite that seems less reliant on hops and more on yeast. Will repeat.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duchammer (68) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Poured yellow orange with a quick diminishing light white head. Aroma was a light oak with subtle fruit undertones and then the funk. Nice crispy tart hit first on the pallet light malt and light oak finish. Nice crisp beer as I drink more the tartness gets a little overwelming.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doofgoblin (335) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle 2014--batch 11. This is such a great beer: tart and funky with plenty of that aged quality! Pours a hazy golden color with a fleeting head. Aroma is basement, oak, tart floral fruit and wine. Taste is lemon zest, tart, funky, some vinegar with a faint yeast or spice. Finish is mostly tart and lactic with a subtle bitter note that clips the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1471) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
Pours amber with minimal white head Lovely aromas of bretta, elderflower, hay, barnyard, wee bit honey, Taste reaaly nice from sour grapes, garden flowers, hay, pine

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1138) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2014
On tap at crooked stave pours a hazy orange with a large off white head. Tart orange and apricot taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle. Not sure why I spent as much as I did for this, especially after drinking it. Decent beer, but not worth the pricetag. Golden orange, flat as a 10 year old girl. Super tart, like SweetTart candy, puckeringly cloying, acidic and sweet at the same time. I could sell this as old lemonade to kids if it weren’t illegal to do that. Again, a decent rep, and can certainly see some fans behind this, but doesn’t stand out in an increasingly crowded field. (#5863, 11/17/2014)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2306) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
My first Crooked Stave. Quite an expensive bottle at $13. Light orange body with white head and lacing, not much retention. Vinous aroma, a touch metallic and grainy. Taste is tart, dry and vinous, lactose, rhubarb. More of a sour ale than a typical saison. Not puckeringly sour Iike I prefer, but still a solid sour saison.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9517) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle... Pours hazy and golden with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Fantastic, tight retention. Fruity, funky nose with lactic acidity, oak and a medley of stone fruits. Medium-bodied and exceptionally creamy with airy carbonation. The tart, lightly spicy flavor presents a mild, crusty bitterness that lingers longer than any other aspect. Bottle courtesy of Alden Bing at Orchid Island Brewery!


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