Concealer (646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange with white head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of bretty funk, tart fruit, citrus, and bread. Taste is a sweet orange like front with a tart and bitter finish. Notes of yeast and oak as well. It’s highly session-able for something barrel aged like this.
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Falling Rock Tap Housein Denver, on April 9 2014.
I only wrote down Crooked Stave St. Bretta, and on the online tap list for the Saison Night that wasn’t on there, taking a shot it was the spring version.
Acidic, to sour taste. Cloudy apricot color, small white head. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Funky aftertaste. Acidic, funky, stable scent.
haddon90 (1384) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jake’s Brew Bar in Littleton, CO. Pours a hazy orange color. Light, citrus aroma with a hint of maltiness. Light, sour taste. Some citrus in the background. Amazing balance. My first Crooked Stave brew and I am a huge fan!
ModeEngage (143) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the source. Pours hazy straw with white head that lasts and laces. Smells of tangerine/tangelo, funk, and some bready notes. Drinks with a moderate tart bite and no lingering bitterness. Light bodied. Tastes of tart tangelo, white grape, and slight wheat flavors. Dry, tart finish.
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a mostly clear, bright yellow color with a soapy, bone-white head that wastes no time drifting to a thick, foamy film & collar. Huge Brett bomb on the nose, but elegantly so. Tart, sweaty pineapple with lots of cheesy, cork-y funk... Borderline sour green apple skins, faint orange notes, musty barnyard, & bale upon bale of damp hay. First sip hits with a very tart, nearly sour lemon-y & stone fruit flavor, bordering on acidic but without the intense burn. Big notes of wood, hay, horseblanket.... characteristic Brett-y funk dominates the finish along with a lingering citrus-y tartness that decrescendos into a dry, woody finish. Another great beer from Crooked Stave... labeled as a witbier but drinks more like a saison.
vtafro (2455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Brett and tart sour tone and light citrus aromas. Flavor is dominated by Brett and some tart tones, citrus and wheat take a back seat.
writerljberg (487) - Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Chris. Thanks! Rating from notes.
A: Cloudy lemon with a white lasting head.
N: Powerful lemon and grapefruit. Ample oak and lactic acid. Some barnyard floor, cedar, and pine.
T: Very, very sour. Citric and lactic acid. Orange comes to mind in terms of the sweet and sour aspect (though this version was Brett and not the orange version - in fact, I didn’t know this was an offshoot of the Color Orange version until trying to find this one.)
M: Light, carbed, and biting.
O: Reminiscent of RR Beatification, actually, Which is definitely surprising for a witbier. I really like this one, and it’s the best Crooked Stave beer I’ve had so far.
TheJestersBeer (1930) - SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy medium straw, with a white head.
Fruity, spicy, funky aroma, citrus peel, hay, malt, wood,
Dry, light to medium bodied, low bitterness, balanced CO2.
Funky, sour, spicy taste, lemon peel, malt, earth, grass, cider apples, wood.
Long, acidic, tart, wonderfully balanced finish, that ends on a refreshing, bitter citrus peel note. Delightfully drinkable, not extremely complex, but great even so. (2014-01-18)
callmemickey (2253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden-yellow body, lightly hazy, medium sized white head, sparse lacing. Grapefruit and tangerine, some white wine grape, light hay and must. Medium to light bodied, lively carbonation, assertive acidity. Refreshing and juicy.
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad - big thanks to our host with the most, 09/12/13.
Hazed orange with a thin off white covering.
Nose is light fart, earthy, lactic tang, orange peel, straw, lemon rind, apricot.
Taste comprises floral notes, tarte grape skin, grass, orange pith, dank straw, light brett character.
Medium bodied, fine carbonaion, dry grassy tarte notes in the finale.
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Barnyard Funk, Bright Oranges, Yeast
Appearance: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Thin White Head, Minimal Lacing
Taste: Brett, Yeast, Mildly Tart Oranges
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Funky