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Crooked Stave "Vieille Artisanal Saison"
Crooked Stave - Denver, Colorado, USA
Saison (ABV 4.2%) (IBU 20)

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

Rating: 3.85/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 16/20

The pour was a hazy golden blonde yellow with an average white fizzy head that diminished at a steady pace, down to a thin film with fair runny lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt, floral and herbal hops and a funky/musty Belgian yeast with notes citrus (lemon and orange), peach, a hint of oak and a mild tartness.

The taste was lightly sweet with a decent citrus presence which was apparent throughout, with the finish becoming a tad hoppy and fruity with a hint of spice and a mild woody taste towards the end. The flavor lasted a nice long while after the swallow, with a nice and lightly bitter yet fruity taste left to linger on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was well past light in body yet not quite near medium with a mildly dry texture and a strong medium carbonation.

Overall this was a very nice Saison with a good mix of fruit, hops and just a hint of spice right at the end, making this a very enjoyable dinking experience...

Sampled: 6/13/2013
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