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Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal (Cranberry and Spice)

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style
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5879) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours almost clear red with a small creamy pink head. Aroma of cranberries, fresh berries. Taste is fresh, weak sour acidic cranberries with a herbal minty finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4127) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Poured a light ruby pinkish color with aromas of light cranberries, funk, hay, some cinnamon as well. Flavors matched the aromas with light tart cranberries up front and some light spice and hay on the back end. Solid overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2020) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
Some good stuff right here. Pours a brilliant raspberry red. Aromas are mostly horse blanket, with notes of tart red fruit and a touch of spice. Flavors are sour cranberries, raspberries, funky horse blanket, and a touch of warm spice at the end. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1944) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2015
February 18, 2015 - bottle from Wine and Cheese. Reddish purple pour with some head that faded quickly and quite a bit of lacing. Aroma was spice, fruit, funk and oak with the spice being most dominant. Taste was surprisingly light on the spice and fairly well balanced. The cranberry is distinct in the aroma where I didn’t pick it up in the aroma until after the taste. Another fantastic brew from CS.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Tasted on 2/6/15 from a waxed and capped 375mL bottle, big thanks to Alex for sharing. Pours hazy pink with an average white head that leaves average lace. The nose is funky brett with just a touch of spiced cranberry and bread malt. The flavor is nicely tart, cranberry skin with a hint of cinnamon and bread. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long tart cranberry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2452) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Crystal clear pink colored pour. Small pinkish head. Little lacing. Huge ginger note. Too much. Cardamom note. Dry cranberry taste. Slightly tart. Better tasting than I thought it would be. Still too much spice though.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Idiosynkrasie (4361) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2015
375ml bottle. Clear, deep red colour with small, collapsing, off-white head. Spicy aroma on dishwater substance doesn’t work for me, cinnamon, nutmeg, cranberry flashes, yeasty overtones with bretty touch, overall bath salt character. Tart taste, sherbet character, dry, almost vinous red berry touch, slightly bretty, funky, piss finish. What’s all this good for? Regular version totally ruined. And it’s not the case that I don’t like any of the single ingredients added.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2563) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Nice reddish hue with spritzy pink head. Aroma is berries funk, floral, and leather. Taste is bright tart berries and cs funk. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2891) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2015
It poured a clear red-amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of tart berries, some bready malts, a bit of nutmeg and other spices. The taste was of tart cranberries, nutmeg, cinnamon and a bit of stone fruit and pale malts. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4396) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Pours bright purple / red with a small pink head. The aroma has cranberries, lots of spice, hibiscus, light sourness and smooth oak - smell basically just like the list of ingredients on the bottle & that’s a good thing for me. It has very crisp refreshing body with quite a bit of gentle sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with tart cranberries, some citrus, woody / earthiness that may be from the saison yeast, pepper and a touch of oak. The cinnamon and nutmeg are as up front as they are in the aroma. The finish is clean and sharp and then some cranberry tang sticks around for a while. Excellent fruited saison.


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