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602. Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal Saison

Crooked Stave VieilleCrooked Stave was one of my favorite new breweries of 2013. They started in 2010 but were not available in Maine until they attended The Festival. After The Festival some of their beer landed in local beer stores and today I can still find it occasionally in Vermont beer stores. I would like to find a trading partner in Colorado so I could try some of their more rare beers but for now I am happy to be able to get their 3 core beers on a fairly regular basis.

These bottles are small 375 ml bottles and not inexpensive at $6 or $7 each. Vieille pours a nice orange with a thick bright white head. Aroma has a nice earthy funk and a bit of lemon. Very enticing beer as were the others from Crooked Stave. Taste is much more straight forward than the other two beers I reviewed from Crooked Stave but still excellent. I didn’t get a lot  of oak and just enough funk to make it fun.

Overall I have enjoyed everything I have tried from Crooked Stave and would love to try some of their hard to find beers.
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Alcohol Content: 4.2% ABV
Calories: ???
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Brewers Website: Crooked Stave
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536. Crooked Stave Surette Provision Saison

Crooked Stave SuretteMy second beer review from Crooked Stave and it is another great beer. This beer also comes in the small 375 ml bottle and I believe it was $7 so not a cheap beer.

Appearance is a nice hazy orange with a white head full of large bubble. This sticks to the glass leaving some nice lacing. Aroma is fruity, slightly funky and quite wine like. Taste is also fruity apple, lemon and slightly sour and little more funk than the St Bretta.

This beer is very complex and may be appealing to beer, wine and liquor drinkers as it seems to have something for everyone. 
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Complex and flavorful
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Alcohol Content: 6.2% ABV
Calories: ???
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Brewers Website: Crooked Stave
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534. Crooked Stave St Bretta (Summer)

Crooked Stave St BrettaThe first time I had Crooked Stave was at The Festival in Portland this summer. There were only a couple of breweries on my list that I had to try. Fortunately the lines were not long for Crooked Stave and the beer did not disappoint. The extra bottles from The Festival made it to some bottle shops in the Portland area and I was able to grab one bottle before they were all gone. Fortunately I have found several others in Vermont so this will not be the last review of Crooked Stave.

These bottles are small (375 ml/12.7 oz) so it is just enough to fill a glass and still have room for the head. The beer has a great light orange color and is unfiltered. Aroma has plenty of citrus, some lemon and just the right amount of funk. Taste is about the same with a nice light bitterness added in. Overall this is a very good beer and I am very interested to try the other seasonal varieties to see how they differ. 
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Only slightly funky and a fair amount of hops
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Alcohol Content: 5.5% ABV
Calories: ???
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Brewers Website: Crooked Stave
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