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Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal (Cranberry and Spice)

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Serve in Tulip

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on tap
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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vieille Saison with hibiscus, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cranberries


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5565) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
pours hazy golden orange with a small white cap, reviving and leaving some lacing. fruity and spicy cranberries, lots of ginger, flowers, woodsy spices, wheat, other cereals - lean though, astringent bitter herbs. light carbonation, light body - watery; dry and lightly tart flowery-spicy finish. good integration of fruits/spices/flowers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4136) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle shared. Clear gold amber pour with nice white head. Aroma spicy, fruity, light cinnamon, ginger, light lemon zest. Taste is lightly tart, floral and fruity flavors, very light spice, honey notes. Palate is quite light. Good, better than expected, well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5787) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Sampled at the Crooked Stave in The Source pours a hazy neon red with some lacing, pink head. Nose has a lot of clove, cranberry, orange peel, candlewax. Flavor has some bright acid, cranberry, orange, clove, some pepper. Full, tart finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (2930) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. Pink with white head. Aroma of spices, cinnamon and nutmeg. Similar taste, cinnamon, nutmeg and cranberry. Not such a fan of the spice vibe

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1812) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Pours light red no head. Aromas of cranberry, spice, coriander, funk. Taste is cranberry, funk, red currant. Mouthfeel is crisp and tart with low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1827) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
Pours rhubarb no head Aromas of cranberries, raspberries, herbal spices (curry?) Taste has nice sour green apples, raspberries, spices, bretta, citrus

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4360) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Pours a bright pinkish red with one finger of pink head. Nose shows wild notes with brett and tannic barrel, cranberry, acidity, spice, and citrus. Flavor is tannic and lightly acidic with cranberry notes showing upfront and a bretty funky following. Tart and light bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (2391) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
375ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours vibrant blood-red with off-pink head. Slightly confusing that others got a gold complexion as this is about as red as you can get. And definitely did not expect it. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg & sour cranberries as soon as it’s cracked open. Taste is startlingly sour with a kriek-like tartness. Nutmeg & spice settled on the finish. A bizarre beer in terms of what I was expecting.. ie, a saison rather than a sour. No distinguishable saison characteristics aside from the spice. But, good for what it is. Is this a different beer in the wrong bottle?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3155) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2015
Bottled. Pours hazy golden with an average, lacing white head. Aroma of cranberries, spice, citrus, brett and herbal notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and quite tart. Medium bodied, watery texture and average carbonation. An excellent Saison. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9437) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, red berries, tart and hint of spices. Taste is light sweet and medium sour with a long fruity, berry, sour and slightly dry finish. Body is light, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.


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