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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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)!

Concealer's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
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. Itís highly session-able for something barrel aged like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (355) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle at Only Good Beer Pub Budapest. Bottle - Pours hazy golden with a filmy white head. Lemony nose, with dusty yeast. Dry, with a bit of plastic and light tartness. Taste is lemon, real tart with a white vinegar element. Medium-thin with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1279) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2015
December 31st, 2013 - New Yearís Eve commands special attention, eyes glued to the television set in anticipation of the ball, and a long night of drink before that. For the transition to 2013 to 2014 I untucked some the rarer beers in my collection, and started the night with Crooked Staveís St. Bretta Whitebier. The color is a grainy, soupy light brown leather, completely opaque with all the bits and bobs from the secondary fermentation, and topped with only a small, white head. The aroma is strange at first, but gradually falls into place. Lime and black pepper greet the nose, followed by paprika. Thereís also a fresh Mexican food quality, most closely resembling an avocado, or lettuce or cilantro. As a San Diego resident this all appeals deeply to me, even if Iím confusing beer for food. The flavor is the other mismatched sock, crazy and eccentric, leading with that funky fresh brettanomyces tang, leaving enough room for a wit wheat taste. The aftertaste is far more complex (and long) than the other flavor components, ending with long echo of oak, and a sourness more akin to a Flemish Sour Ale, both mild and sweet, and garnished with a little fresh lemon juice. This is the first of three Crooked Stave beers for the evening, and it tastes like a whipcrack introduction, priming the tongue and salivary glands for more sour to come.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (4057) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Cool little bottle thanks to Eric. Pours out a hazy straw topped with a fluffy head. Nose is Brett oak barrel some lemon and orange zest. Taste is more of the heavy Brett oak barrel and a nice citrus end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14660) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle at ōlbutikken - thanks to Morten... Clear yellow/golden - white head. Nice fresh citrus. Acidic wheaty. Nice bretty. Light peppery. Clean, crispy and refreshing. Light hoppy. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. 3.25 A: Murky yellow brown color. Two fingers of foamy white head. Retention is below average, but a short ring of lacing is left. 3.75 S: Earthy type brett funkiness. Itís not the dankest of stank, but itís still quite nice. Rotten woodiness with forest funk. Primarily lemony citrus though orange does show up. Lightly spicy and Iím not sure if Iím picking up coriander or not. 3.5 T: The taste is very woody, which is probably a combination of the fermentation vessel and the brett. Forest funkiness with wildflower herbalness. A light lemony pucker, but Iím not picking up much in terms of orange. Fairly dry with neutral wheat. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Very lightly creamy. 3.25 D: Itís okay for what it is, but itís hard to beat the standard formula for a witbier. Still, worth a try. ★ 854 characters DavoleBomb, Jul 19, 2013

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1560) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Cloudy. Smells sour. Quite tart. Not my kind of thing. Citrus. Thanks strykzone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5898) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (718) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5255) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
orvalgold (45) - 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.

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