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Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Spring)

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Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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)!


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1404) - Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Cloudy. Smells sour. Quite tart. Not my kind of thing. Citrus. Thanks strykzone.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Their distinctive 12 ounce bottle I got at the brewery last summer and poured into one of their glasses. Dated 2014 Batch 1. Lots of haze in here. Orange golden with a nice one + finger white head. The first thing I smell is the brett and also lemons and soft malts. The brett is also tasted first and is prominent. Tart citrus fruit. Lemons and oakiness and at times this resembles a funky lemon shandy. Nicely done.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (504) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle from a Waterbury Craft Beer Cellar. Thanks Ben. Aroma: awesome Aroma of barnyard from the brett mixed with lemon, orange, maybe some red fruits. App: clear golden with small to minimal white head. Taste and palate: medium body, fizzy carbonation, dry well balanced sour finish that fades away progressively. Overall: wow that is treat for the palate. That went down pretty fast. I wish I had more than one. One thing I would to improve it is a better appearance like a better head and add some lacing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5071) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2015
375ml bottle shared by Brad. Nice citrus tinged sour aroma. The tangelo really comes through. Perfect body, carbonation. Bitingly sour. Lemon, lime, tangelo. Pronounced vinegar sour tones. Pretty enjoyable beverage.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
orvalgold (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Apperance similar to lemon juice mostly cloudy. No head retention holds however lacing surrounds the glass. This thing has great typical Brett character the aromatics or musty with very strong citrus lemon aromatics. The tart aromatics are not as strong while drinking def not a wit interesting interpretation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
malrubius (2098) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle from Brewfest. Must be from last spring (2014 Batch 5), I’m guessing. Orangy hazy no head. Funky horseballs and tart tropical fruit aroma. Mild fruity sweetness quite tart and farmhouse hay and woody bitterness. Basically flat, not much of a witbeer left. Like a gueuze that didn’t age particularly well. Will have to revisit if I can get it fresh.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5096) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7955) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ametras (780) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4661) - 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.


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