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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Brewed with traditional harvest grains. Surette is a provision Saison with a tart and vinous character from extended barrel aging.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Denver2012 (24) - - FEB 26, 2012
Poured a nice golden color with a thumbs width white head. Sweet and a little tart in aroma along with the funk. Flavor was great. A nice sweet malt backbone to it, some juicy pear, and a nice tartness to it. Medium bodied, smooth, and kind of creamy mouthfeel. Really liked this one a lot, would love to drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1280) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
December 31st, 2013 - Last of the three Crooked Stave beers to welcome in the New Year, and itís supposedly the strongest, and more likely to wallop the palate. Good thing too, as the previous two sours have already put me on my heels, but thereís enough capacity to take on the Surette. Immediately out of the glass the smell is brighter, shining, and as the Japanese would say, "pikapika." Cherries are stirred in and mixed with a pungent acidity, and etched onto an oak board. The influence of the wood is clear here in the nose, and as I dip in for for the first sip, I expect it to show there, too. On the tongue this is much less a saison (thus, saison in name only0 and more like a fair-haired Flemish Sour ale, mostly on the front or fore taste. Closer to the aftertaste thereís a watered and weak saison grain blend, but then the soul of the Flemish Sour Ale returns in the aftertaste, slow and simmering and patient, belaboring the exquisite flavor inside this carefully crafted beer. Itís the weirdest of the three Crooked Staves I enjoyed tonight, but even in its eccentricity, I enjoyed it deeply. And with that a final cheers to 2013, and optimism about beers in the future for 2014.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1757) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2015
375 mL bottle poured. Thanks Thomas for the bottle. Pours a light golden with little head. Oaky, perfect tartness to it. Big yeast character with a hint of a champagne side. Dry finish. Cream body. Wonderful flavor. Incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeniorZozo (354) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
Tasting session at Only Good Beer Budapest. Pours light orange with a little white head. Aroma of Brett, wood, grapes,funk. Taste is Brett, tart, sour berries, white vine light wood notes. Very tarty Saison

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smith4498 (3322) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Pours hazy dark golden color with white head. Tart cherry aroma with some wood. Mild sour cherry flavor with some oak and vinous notes. Medium body with lively carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2716) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a very hazy dark golden orange color with cloudy tangerine edges and a half finger off white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks and spots of soapy lacing left behind. Musty, funky aroma with wild bugs, damp oak and a subtle sweet vinous barrel presence. Strong citric acidity with zesty lemon juice, acetic vinegar, lactic cheesiness, pale malt, bready yeast and light fruit esters. Some peppery clove in there as well but the acidic character, barrel notes and vinous fruits stand out. Almost Gueuze like with a subtle horseblanket smell along with lactic funk, wild bugs, damp earth, dry oak and dusty cobwebs. Some bread/yeast as well as hints of apple, pear and lemon rind. The vinous presence is there but not as strong as in the Vieille with a touch of dark fruit sweetness. Decent but something is lacking that I canít quite put my finger on. On the lighter end of medium body with a tart, puckering mouthfeel and prominent acidic sourness that lingers over the earthier flavors and vinous barrel notes into a dry, acetic finish. Feels more like an American wild ale with little saison character to speak of. There is some funk but Iím guessing itís from the bugs and acidity. Vinous barrel presence really stands out with dry oak and sweeter fruit notes, especially apricot and dark berries. Lots of zesty lemon acidity dominating the flavor with lingering acetic vinegar in the finish. Not harsh or solvent like but makes the beer feel a bit one dimensional. Pretty much just tart citrus acidity, dry oak, subtle vinous fruit and lingering acetic acid. Refreshing and somewhat drinkable but not very complex or interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2015
Bottled (AIH53, vintage 2013, batch 6)
Orange color, small white head. Aroma is tart fruity with balsamico and mango. Medium-bodied. Orange, mango, wood, tartness in the flavor. Wineuous with nice drinkability. Spicey hoppy finish. Mellow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gr_pa (127) - POLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Hazy, small head. Aroma: tart, stable, some rasberries, lactobacillus, citrous. Tart, lemon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2446) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
12.7 oz bottle. Pours a clear orange vistilite with a medium sized white head. Aroma of wine, bubble gum, light Brett yeast, alcohol, wet oak wood and grains. Taste is vinous with hints of oak wood, light Brett, and tart sour candies.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (923) - NORWAY - NOV 5, 2015
Flaske. Disig,lys gylden farge. Slow gusher. Moderat karbonet, med hvit tynn skumtopo. Smaker sitrus,melkesyre,gjśr,eik,hvitvin. Ganske frisk og syrlig. Meget bra

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2637) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Tasty beer that is totally dominated by its sourness. Aroma also had some funk and citrus. Flavor was similar to nose, but losing most of the funk and gaining lemon. Barely pick up on the oak. Great body. Nice drinking brew.

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