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Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal (Cranberry and Spice)

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vieille Saison with hibiscus, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cranberries


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1796) - 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 (1806) - 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 (4309) - 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 (2266) - 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 its 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 (3095) - 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 (9000) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (6401) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours reddish with a white head. Aroma of spices, some chalk, funk, malt and berries. Flavor is sweet and sour with some spices, cranberries, funk,tea,lemon and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14935) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle. A lightly hazy one, dark reddish golden in color and with a small off-white head. The aroma is spiced and berry-ish, with flowers, funk and some caramel. Some maltyness. Its medium bodied and soft on the carbonation. Caramel, spices, berries and some malty notes in the flavor, lightly funky. Lasting finish. A bit uncertain about this one, but its sure nice. 150513

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (381) - Kansas, USA - MAY 11, 2015
A short, fading, pink, frothy-tight head creates minimal lace and a solid ring crowning a softly hazed vermillion body

Aromas and flavors of controlled acidity and funk to allow the spices to shine, cranberry, cinnamon, nutmeg, and hibiscus intertwined with underlying dusty barn and mellow citrusy acids on a slightly pillowy light plus body with restrained carbonation, leading to a subtle yet lasting residual of the previously mentioned components offering a slight shift towards the acidulous characteristics

375 ml bottle code HOLIDAY 2014 served at 50 into Orrefors Beer Taster


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (2643) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015
09.05.2015, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Nice slightly fizzy mediumlasting head, lovely reddish color. Aroma is sour-ish fresh, soda powder, cranberries, citrus acid, sour grass, hay, berry skin, hints of spices. Taste is sour-ish dry, soda powder, citrus acid, dry cranberries, sorrel, berry skin, hints of spices. Medium bitterness, dry acidic mouthfeel. Very nice.


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