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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with traditional harvest grains. Surette is a provision Saison with a tart and vinous character from extended barrel aging.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2013, Batch 6; Sampled December 2013
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a one-fingerr thick, light tan colored head. The beer is a ruddy amber color that shows a hazy, pale amber / gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a musty, lightly funky, woody oakiness, and light fruit character that is first noticeable. There is a touch buttery oak here, a funky mushroom notes mixes with a musky, ripe, artisanal cheese, and there is a touch of pear like fruitiness that lightly scents the finish at times. The aroma is really nice and funky, but in an integrated, balanced way.

Lots of pear, soft lemon like citrus character, chewy whole grain brown cracker flavors, and a bit of bitter hop bite in the finish. The body has a certain fullness to it, without making it overly heavy, and lots of this comes from a textured, woody, tannic fullness that comes from the oak character. There is a solid mustiness to this beer, perhaps a hint of muskiness, a soft buttery note, and a touch of woody mushroom character. The mustiness and a bit of funkiness somehow combines with something else, perhaps some hops, to provide a touch of orange like character here.

the funkiness is not as noticeable in the flavor as it is in the aroma; this would have made the beer perfect, but this is still damn good and quite a bit more enjoyable than I was anticipating. Still, I am not quite sure if I prefer this or the Vieille Artisanal more, which was note quite as funky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (4466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 Pours hazy orange with minimal white head. Aroma of apricot, peach, bretta, honey. Taste is tart with a slightly wood like sweetness towards the finish. Body is light and crisp with average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
wade1point0 (69) - Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Sour smell, slightly strong but not footy. Golden and thick looking. Taste is like chewing spice leaves, maybe sage or pine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24624) - Tyres, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2014
Bottled at Babajan, Stockholm. Hazy pale amber, small head. Funky, mildly citric nose. Mid dry with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Realaxed citric cobwebb funkiness. Mid bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3399) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to adnielsen for sending. Pours a golden color with white head. Funky, citrus, straw aromas. Tart, citrus, apricot, funky flavors. Pretty nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (5841) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours slightly hazy golden amber with fizzy white head. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malts, brett, floral and grassy notes, light citrus, and faint toast. Flavor is dry malts forward, light grassy hop bitterness, oak, herbs, and light floral notes; dry throughout. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (5462) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours cloudy orange gold with a thin, fizzy white head and some lacing. Tastes like cheese, yeast, and tart apples. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Light aroma of yeast and fermenting tropical fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - JAN 14, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 Bottle. Re-rate of a non-flat bottle. Bright hazy orange with a thin off white head. Aroma is funky and fruity. Musty with apricots and citrus. Taste follows suit. Medium sticky spritzy palate. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9909) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
Bouteille 37.5cl de Geers, 2013 batch #4. Orange opaque, col blanc fin. Arme est malt et agrablement bois surtout au niveau du chne. Note de suite de lgres flagrances pices. Pointes fruites en retrait avec un bouquet offrant ce bouquet type aigre-suret. Palais porte bien le nom de la bire. Le caractre suret est dominant et accompagn par un bois trs agrable. Le tout est sec et ptillant. Qcq notes de houblons se notent avec un fruit tournant autour de labricot et citronn. En toute fin de bouche apparat ce profil doux - cloying qui vient adoucir un peu le tout tout en laissant la part belle au suret. Personnellement je ne trouve pas cette bire comme une saison ni de ct rustique typique belge mais plus une bire surette bnficiant pas mal du mrissage en ft.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle from Belmont Station, PDX via Patrick. Pours a medium orange, very clear, little to no head. Fluffy, yeasty, dry, funk. Body brief but tart, finish has a fruity sweetness. Grapes, cherries? Really nice.


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