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Crooked Stave Surette Provision Saison

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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrold (1117) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Hazy, pale amber. Lasting, filmy, white head. Lime zest. White wine. Wood. Lemon. Taste is lemon tart. Light, woody dry. A hint of honey sweet. So far, so good, but a greasy, thick, dull palate really lets this beer down. If I knew what I was talking about, I’d say this has spent way too much time in a barrel. Finish is tart and dry. Utterly underwhelming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (447) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Hazy light amber body with nice lasting white head. Aroma is fruity mostly apple with some hints of vinegar. Taste is sour with some malts some bretts and some wine. Aftertaste is medium bitter with sourness and malt sweetness. Very nice one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prokroustis (682) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUL 19, 2014
Dark cloudy orange colour, big white head. Excellent acidic aroma with green apple, wheat, wood, yeast, grapes. Medium body, ideal carbonation. Incredible fruity tart flavour with green apples, lemon, vinegar. Exceptional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2084) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a small white head that soon recedes to a fine film. The aroma is big with mixed fruits and bubble gum. The taste is tart with lemons in the forefront followed by apples and sour grapes set in a bready pils malt base. The palate was just a bit on the thin side and the carbonation was lively. Finished a bit short. Overall: Very nice tasty little saison, but the $10.00 price tag made this a very poor value.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1176) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2014
From CO brother, shared with ck1 on the patio in the final afternoon of the family holiday weekend. Thanks Ken! Hazy orange pour. Heavy oaky funk. Tangy; cherries, brett. Not as good as the Vieille. ck1 says opposite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1103) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2014
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy golden with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are oranges, brett, wine, and oak - with a slightly tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopbag (68) - - JUL 8, 2014
Solidly sour with a very nice roundness of flavor. Hint of bready malt balances it out in the back. General tangy fruit flavor. Some funk and yeast in the aftertaste. "Unripe pineapple" is a nice term from another review. Mostly lactic but there’s some sharp vinegar. Really complex and polished. Seems like more of a sour/wild ale than a saison, but if I search I can find some clove or spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jasond612 (260) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2014
6/28/14 first ever Crooked Stave beer as I wander through the world of sours! Bottle traded to me from Brooklyn. Bottle Pour is copper with a thin layer of white bubbles. Smell is light tartness and funk. Flavor more tart than smell indicates. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6174) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Grapefruit nose. Tart and refreshing flavor, very crisp and light with light funk and good balance.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (1973) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle. Good, solid stinky farmy nose, with some light sour fruit. Clear medium straw color. Sharp fruit: light pear, kiwi, and sour apples / bitterness kicks in and threads its way throughout / thins out in final, with good lingering bitterness. Thin body, with light acidity. Very good stuff. The bitterness floats around the mouth, abd then sourness in moderated.


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