Saison Vieille Artisnal - Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Saison Vieille Artisnal

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Overall: 8.12/10 by 1 dude

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Style: Saison

ABV: 4.20%

Season: Year Round

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  • Color: Pale Gold
  • Pours clear, splitting the tulip glass into half liquid and half white foam initially. Retention is quite good. Slightly effervescent. Lacing is wet yet seems sticky but wispy.

    Aroma has some classic saison: pepper with that slight fruit from the yeast. Oak is there but more dank, damp qualities; almost rustic. Slight green apple, white wine characteristics add late complexity.

    Taste is a bit different than I expected based on the nose while some of the same qualities are joined by others. More funk, bordering on the side of tartness, lingering. Typical oak is more noticeable. A wet, old blanket but in a good way.

    Light body with a nice spritz of carbonation. Could be a bit drier.

    If Brett is used (would surprised if it wasn't) it actually is well balanced with the typical saison side of things: both come out in the finished beer, adding great complexity. For such a small saison there is a lot going on. The overall profile seems to fit the name nicely. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 21:02:57
  • Tasted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
  • $0.00 for 375 ml bottle
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