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Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Spring)

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Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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St. Bretta is our 100% Brettanomyces Whitebier that was just released this week! Not only is St. Bretta an evolution of Wild Wild Brett Orange, but also it will be ever-changing depending on the fresh citrus available that season. For our spring release we decided to brew St. Bretta with fresh Minneola Tangelo. Each seasonal release of St. Bretta will have a diverse range of citrus fruit added to keep the beer fresh and exciting (the summer release was brewed with blood oranges)!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Floral and dusty funky base, moderate acidity, light lemony and spicy notes, and a nice dry finish. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (749) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 25, 2014
375ml bottle thanks to adnielsen! Pours cloudy pale orange with small head. Nose is rustic grainy citrus fruit funk, dusty wood, toast, oranges. Taste is crisp fruity mixed citrus, toast, funky orange, clementine, dusty wood, barn. Finish is tart acidic citrus, wood funk, light yeast fruit.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (170) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pour from a bottle is a nice cloudy golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is a little sour but has a few hints of fruit. Taste is nice and sour with a little citrus zing that leaves a dry after taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1039) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
12-ish oz bottle (12.7?). Extremely funky smell, very heavy on the brett. Taste is similarly funky, but mouthfeel is nice and light. Heavy on the citrus, I think. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1733) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Thanks wchesser! Pours a clear golden orange with thin white head. Smell is somewhat of a strange doughiness with orange citrus splashes and a bit of floral notes. Taste is comes of as light, crisp, touch vinegar, orange, bretty. Palate is a bit thin, but overall this is a lightly tart refreshing beer with not a terrible amount of complexity. One negative would be that this was perhaps a bit better in its prime. Still love trying whatever Crooked Stave can crank out.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Hazy yellow-orange with good, foamy, white head, chunky lacing / Nose of citrus & tropical fruit, brett, cream / Light body, spritzy, watery, good balance and bitterness on finish / Thin flavors of apple, lemon, tangelo, straw, light horse blanket / Fine, but doesn’t live up to the excellent nose.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HIGHB4LL (484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: finger white head, cloudy straw yellow, light lacing, film of head resides. Aroma: citrus, earthy yeast, grapes, brett, wine, oak, berry on exhale. Palate: light body, light carbonation, tart, dry finish. Taste: light sweet fruit into fruity tartness and even sour. Overall, awesome beer, citrus almost suggests hoppiness but not really any to speak of. Super drinkable and refreshing, unique and delicious.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo.
Pours cloudy golden with a ring of head. Smells of vinegar, lemon, orange and wheat. Lots of citrus flavour in the middle and in the finish. Wheaty character. Quite sour. 2014-07-12

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3502) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong funk, oak, and citrus. Thin mouthfeel with nice tart citrus, light funk, sour finish. Very impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1679) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle last night, pours translucent amber, I was able to keep the yeast in the bottle on this one, thin white head. Lots of citrus in nose, some light must. Taste has a nice sour from beginning to end, lemon, orange zest. Light body, light acid. Made for a good sipping beer last night.


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