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Crooked Stave Surette Provision Saison

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Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tinco (566) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
Clear orange with white head. Aroma: Yes! White grape, citrus, tart, little hay and funkiness, overripe fruits, smells amazing! taste: Slight sourness with citrud character, lemon, hay, and a yeasty funkiness at the back, white grape,. Sour, fruity and well made saison!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5777) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of brettanomyces, malt, yeast, spice, citrus and oranges.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 15, 2014
I poured this into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy golden color with a quarter finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There was some light lacing here and there in a messy sort of way. The smell had some funky light grassiness with a light sweet lemon and then a tart lemon. The flavor was pretty much exactly the same. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The finish has an insane amount of a long bitter tart lemon. Overall, decent saison, its definitely different than what a lot of what I’ve had so far in my saison experience, but hey different can be good. I think I could do this again.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sethdude (697) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours hazy golden with a thin head that disappears completely. Aroma is burlap, funk, sharp cheese, dust, band-aid. Flavor is funk, lemon, burlap, big sour lemon, sharp cheddar, cellar/must/mold, and a grassy finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5395) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle (375 ml) from a coworker. Shady amber, low white head. Fruity and woody aroma with some soft funk. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with a light tart acidity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
popway (42) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
A mild saison, slightly tart and funky, with a lasting finish, this refreshing drink is slightly carbonated, murky yellow with lasting rim and whispy head that laces the glass. I enjoyed it, Yeast and brett, salty and sour.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2606) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2014
375 ml. bottle. 2014 batch 11. Pours a minimal off white head, over a hazy gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is light lactic acid, hints of apple, lemon, barnyard funk, hints of cereal, no hops, balance to the yeasts.....taste is lightly sour with lactic notes, sour apple, lemon, hints of barnyard funk, vinous notes, minimal malts, light hops......mouth feel, light of medium body, light astringency, no alcohol, carbonation adds creaminess to the acid. The acids dominate in both aroma and flavor. The result is a refreshing, quenching beer, that has evolved beyond a Saison into the realm of sour beers. It is quite nice, just really not a mainstream Saison. BJCP 6/3/12/4/6

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2372) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle brought back from my Denver trip. Kind of a hazy murky orange/amber with a small fleeting white head. Tart aroma of apricots, and peaches. More tart fruit flavors, with a little perfume floral note. More of a full on sour than a saison. Full flavors and moderate acidity. A little of that farmhouse yeast but mostly dominated by the more classic sour flavors. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Batch 10: pours a light hazy golden with white head. Tartness, funk, barrel, and citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and very dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (2847) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, blue session. 02/05/2014. Aroma is tart fruits, apricots, woody farmyard, light mustyness. Clouded golden orange with a small head. Flavour is tart sharp puckering sour, apricot, horse and musty. Palate is slightly acidic, drying. Solid saison.


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