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Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal (Cranberry and Spice)

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RATINGS: 115   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1839) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Tasting with the crew and bottle thanks to wchesser for the bottle. Nice nonoverpowering cranberry and cinnamon. Light funk, and fruity brett. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2677) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
375 shared by West with the crew. Good fruit here that is well placed and balances against the wild and spiciness of the base saison. Little bit of funky cheese on the finish. Nice wood in the aroma. Little bit of spice working throughout, cinnamon. Good holiday beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
[6257-20140419] Bottle. Floral fruity yeast aroma. Hazy, pink brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter fruity cherry sour notes int he flavour. Medium body has a nice sour Brett feel. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn, NY)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1835) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
375 ml bottle with white wax poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Holiday 2013 vintage. Found a lone bottle at Sacramento’s Pangaea during a summer trip to Northern California. Nice hazy dark golden orange with a bit over a finger of off-white head. Aromas of herbs and floral/grassy notes, spice, a bit of dark fruit. Tastes of herbs, spices, cranberries and dark fruit, subtle funk. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Nicely balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6991) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle at RBSDG at the Dad Pad. Pours a lightly hazed amber with a thin white head. Spices and cranberry on the nose, soft acid. Medium bodied, tart and funky, light cranberry and spices, tangy and faintly acidic. Lingering acid and tartness. Tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1324) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
shared 375 bottle. poured a ruby amber colour with a nice white head. brett, sour cranberries, biscuit, cinnamon, citrus, red forest fruit, little bit of a dry cinnamon taste at the end. yeast, slight acid, pretty nice brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle with Butler at tasting. Pours reddish golden. Slight funk and lemongrass. Tart with cherries. Very nice clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (162) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours dark golden color. Smells of sour funk with some cherry. Taste nice sour flavor with smooth finish. Really good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6984) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange pour. Lots of cranberry and nutmeg. Sour. Lively on palate. Awesome!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnielsen13 (250) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle @ home courtesy of adnielsen. Pours pinkish red with a white head. Aroma is spicy, zesty, fruity. Flavor is tart, funky, cranberrry and some spice. Different, but not bad.


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