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Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal (Cranberry and Spice)

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vieille Saison with hibiscus, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cranberries


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salwal (217) - 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 (711) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2773) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
January 30, 2016. Bottle, marked Holiday 2014.
Hazy pale reddish purple with a small frothy white head. Aroma is fruity, spicy and earthy with cranberries, citrus notes, spicy nutmeg and ginger, hints of oak, funk and floral perfume notes. Taste is soft tart, fruity with a light sweetness. Finish is light sour with citrus, cranberries, hibiscus, light spicy notes of nutmeg and cloves and light funk notes. Light bodied, crisp mouthfeel, average carbonation. Good and refreshing, nice spicy notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2541) - NORWAY - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle from Gulating Lørenskog enjoyed at home
Cherry red, thin white head. Smell of stable, funk, berries, spices, quite fruity, some leather, light malts, sawmill. Light sweet, quite spicy, alot of cranberries, funk, dust, moderate sour, well balanced, oak, quite complc. Moderate bitter, cherry stone tail. Just delicious

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4642) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle. The smell is heavy cranberry, fruit, tart, thin, slight vinegar, kool aid, and spiced. The look is clear, kool aid, pinkish white head, red color. The taste is a nice tartness, fresh tart bright cranberries, some spice, and good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4447) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2016
375 mL bottle. Hazy maroon with an average white head. Aroma is of cranberry, ginger, cinnamon, and straw. Taste is of cranberry, tart bite, light bitterness, light herbal notes, cinnamon, and light spices. A little watery in the taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1436) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 9, 2016
375 ml bottle shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Deep red, hazy body, with a small, fluffy, light beige head.
Aroma of cinnamon, rosemary, sweet-sour red berries, cranberries, some sweet apples.
Tastes of apples, sour citrus, sour unripe fruits, spices, pears, some funk.
Quite light, slick mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes medium sour, a bit dry, spicy, fruity, slightly funky.

Nice one. Not so special overall, with not too much complexity, but with well balanced fruit and spice notes. Fresh and easy drinkable, while I’ve had better sour ales from this brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (1577) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 9, 2016
0,375l bottle at home shared with Saeglopur and Simay. Bottled "Holiday 2014". 4.5% ABV. quite red hazy color, small off-white/pinkish head. smells herbal, rosemary, thyme, light sweetness, some wood, very lightly funky. nice smell. medium body, medium carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes sour, berry notes, light green apples, some nuts, herbal, some thyme, citric. finishes very dry and medium sour with some citric and herbal notes. good stuff, nice and complex.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (3552) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Nielsen. Nose is tart and pie like almost like rhubarb. Taste is thin initially, lightly tart. Not bad but not that impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (540) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Bouteille achetée à La Mise En Bière - De couleur rosée avec une toute fine mousse qui laisse rapidement qu’un petit col - Au nez des arômes acidulé de cramberies, épicé de cannelle, autre épices que je n’arrive pas à définir, un peu de fût, on sent bien les levures typique des saison, légèrement maltée - En bouche plus acide que le nez, beaucoup de cramberies et d’épice, les épices ne déséquilibre pas tout, on reconnais facilement la canelle et la noix de muscade, on retrouve aussi bien le fût - Le corp est léger, l’amertume légèr aussi, carbonation pétillante comme souvent avec ce type de bière, une bonne acidité, final acide et fruitée - Très bien réaliser bien qu’un peu trop acide à mon goût, une bière acide mais élégante


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