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Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal (Cranberry & Spice)

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vieille Saison with hibiscus, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cranberries.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (2362) - Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle, #h-J16, 24/06/16, thanks bluus. Pours a reddish orange, with a diminishingly small, off-white head. Aroma is ginger, cardamom, clove, slight cranberry. Taste is a tad thing, slightly sour. Spicy: Clove, cardamom, cranberry. Cranberry gets stronger in the aftertaste. Tad thin, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1845) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Definitely not my favorite by CS but this gets high marks for a well-done beer. Strong cranberry and spice aroma. Pretty dark wine color with a small head. Weighty and smooth. Tart and berry with a hint of grain and spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12937) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2016
375ml bottle. Clear red-pink body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, nutmeg, some cranberry/tart, light funk, cinnamon. Taste is medium sweet, cranberry, some tart, light lemon. Light-medium body, lightly acidic, watery. Seems a wild rather than a saison, but maybe that’s due to the mild aging.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
Pours a reddish with small fizzy head. Aromas of fruit, funk, and some wood. Flavors are almost in quality...funky dark berry, wood, and a little vinous on the tail.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmargarucci (251) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - APR 10, 2016
Pours a light red color. No head but good carbonation. Aroma is filled with sour berries and some wine/grape notes. Taste is sour but with some oak and spice notes. Lots of cranberries. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1584) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 6, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy, ruby colour, almost no head. Aroma is hibiscus, cranberry, wood, leather, barnyard. In taste cranberry, cherries (light), medium sour with funky finish. Light bodied with medium carbonation, dry and tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2016
375 ml bottle from Craft Beer Cellar-Clayton (I think; it’s been a while). Pours a barely cloudy ruby color with a small pink-tinted white head that quickly settles into a ring. Aroma of hibiscus, rose petal, cranberry, apple, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and fresh-cut wood. The spice is fairly muddled, but a big factor. Flavor of cranberry, cherry, hibiscus, lavendar, wood, grass - the spice is lighter here. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, tart, herbal mouthfeel. Really nice, refreshing stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Draft at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - Session 4. Pours clear orange-pink with a creamy, white head. Somewhat musty and funky on the nose, with suggestions of tart berry fruits. Light sweet flavour with notes of raspberry, faint acidity. Light bodied with average carbonation. Nice and refreshing on the finish. Great balance overall.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salwal (303) - GERMANY - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle bought at Rudat in Dortmund, poured into nosing glass. Little to no head and Light red color. Nose is sour Aceton and fruity but Kind of odd. Taste is sour spicy but a bit low in bodey. Long sour finish... Not quite my Type...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (787) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
From notes. mid 2015. The hibiscus dominates the nose, pleasing sour and funk notes - can’t get the cranberry. The taste is very strob cranberry which really brings out the sour character. It’s very refreshing, though I found the spice profile a little fussy. A very nice take on a festive beer, light and refreshing where others are heavy and sometimes cloying.


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