Brewery: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Other Notes: Aged in oak barrels.
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Surette is a provision Saison with a tart and vinous character from extended barrel aging.
My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.53
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4
Intro: A 375ml bottle from 2014/batch 15 poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: Poured a slightly hazy golden orange colour with a thin head that dissipates quickly but leaves nice lacing.
Aroma: Strong barnyard funk, slight tropical fruit pineapple, maybe mango and slight citrus tangy tangerine.
Taste: Excellent tart and sour tastes. Light lemon citrus along with some even lighter tropical mango and yeasty notes to balance.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation.
Overall: This was excellent, a definite must buy for me. Loved the upfront tart and sourness in the beer. Up to par with its Belgian counterparts for this style in my opinion, but probably harder to find in Hong Kong. I want more!