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Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Spring)

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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)!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4893) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Crisp, completely clear amber and copper coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall large-bubbled tan head that fades very fast. Aroma of sour grapes, alcohol, oak, brett, lemons and a bit more pungent yeast notes - nice and mouthwatering, for sure. Light-bodied; Sharp pungent flavour of sour grapes and cherries with a strong kick of citrus and dry oak right afterwards. The sour flavour hits right behind the ears and shows a touch of malt and body on the finish with a little unfinished candy sugar noticeable as well. Overall, a very nicely done beer, however classified wrong on here - this is easily a sour/wild ale instead of a belgian white, but regardless, a solid beer with a nice profile and even better complexity that persists throughout the sample. I sampled this 37,5 cL split bottle purchased from Small Batch Liqours in Denver, Colorado on 08-June-2014 for US$5,99 sampled in celebration of running a marathon today in Maryland on 29-November-2014. Batch 1: 2014 // Purchased 08-June-2014 // Sampled: 29-November-2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle at RBSDG at the Dad Pad. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Spicy citrus, soft malt. Funk and a bit of acid. Medium bodied, spicy citrus, tart and bright. Acid and citrus, lingering acid. Acid lingers on the finish. Beautiful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ametras (536) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
375ml bottle. Hazy amber with a thin frothy white head. Flavors are dough, tropical fruits, lemon, green apples, oak and citrus peel with earthy and funky notes. Moderate tartness and lactic acidity. Light body, soft carbonation, slick texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4178) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Pours golden with a light haze and a small white head. The aroma has lots of brett fun, spice, bugginess, lemon, orange and almost a pithiness to it. It has a light / medium crisp body that’s pretty mellow on the carbonation. The flavor starts has lots of bright citrus, funky yeastiness, minor spice, lots of bugs, hints of barrel aging and a big brightness to it. The finish has a dry maltiness, even more tart citrus, buggy spice and is very peppery. The tartness almost has a bit of a gueuze quality. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nickls (1891) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle, big thanks to Jared! Don’t necessarily agree with the classification, but nevermind...awesome beer. Hazy light rust orange, thin white head. Peach, earthy pineapple, sour apple, nice hoppy bitterness, hay, and very lively. Lighter to medium body with zippy carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2062) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Enjoyed at FWIBF 2014,,, Hazy orange in color... Aroma of citrus, barnyard, grains, funk... Lightly tart, lots of lemon zest, grains, earth... Really nice and refreshing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (6433) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (968) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (191) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1146) - 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.

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