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RATINGS: 474   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paz (71) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Aromas of fruit, lemon, brett, and funk. Tastes of tart stone fruit and oak. Really nice saison.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2802) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Probably my second favorite beer by CS. Tons of vinous grapey flavors with some oak, funky brett, lactic tartness, and the typical sulfuric extra funky crooked stave yeast. The last firework always gets put in the tube upside down.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helibrewer (18) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Just an outstanding beer. Tartness is light but evident. Slight Saison aroma but not as funky as Vielle. Very drinkable and now one of my favorites.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5246) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle: Thanks Joes: Served in a Chouffe glass: Small to medium off white foamy head on top of a hazy yellow orange colored beer. Aromas of yeast, brett, grapes, barnyard, wood, cheese, hay, sour, reminds me a bit of Cantillon. Flavours of tart, yeast, hay, grapes and light grapefruit, light bitter, wood, floral herbs, brett, lovely! Tart, wood and yeast. Yummi! Aftertaste is a mix of bitters and sours/tart, yeast, fruit, wood and some floral tones. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy texture.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (667) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Sweet, delicate orange citrus aroma. Strong citrus and yeast taste. Cuddly orange color with consistent carbonation. Thin white lace top. Beautiful beer

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (4008) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle from a bottle shop in Copenhagen. Fruity smell, citrusy with some grape, slightly wineous, funky with barnyard aromas. Very fruity and funky with a light tartness. Easy to drink and very refreshing .

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1168) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
375ml bottle pours a slightly hazy orangey brown color. Medium sourness balances against the farmhouse funk.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2930) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Orange clair, presque pas de mousse qui redescend très vite et ne reste pas. Quasi pas de lacing. Nez incroyable de brett. On dirait le nez d’une gueuze l’acidité en moins. Très buvable, ni l’acidité ni le houblonnage (très léger) ne dérange. Exceptionnel !

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1604) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
375 mL bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh, NC (2014 bottle, Batch 14). Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of orange and lemon zest, mostly, with faint barnyard. Taste offers mild tartness, white wine, and oak. Lingering and refreshing tartness on the palate. Barely recognizable as a saison but certainly notable as an exceptional beer.


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