tectactoe (3125) - 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.
weark (587) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille achetée à La Mise En Bière - De couleur dorée avec une fine mousse blanche qui disparaît assez vite - Au nez des arômes citroné et cidré, des notes de brettanomyces incontournable, raisin, une bone présence de fut, légère trace d?orge et de blé, un nez très envoûtant - En bouche du citron, raisin, pomme, cidre, le fût est moins présent mais les brett sont toujours là, le malt est difficile à décelé - Corp léger, amertume légère, carbonation pétillante, acide, final acide et fruitée - il m?a fallut du temps pour apprécier les bières acide mais je les apprécie de plus en plus, celle ci est particulièrement intéressant avec sont ajout de citron vraiment excellente
punkska101 (1558) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from craft beer cellar Waterbury A: big citrusy, barnyard/leathery, lightly herbacy app: hazy pale thick lasting white head and good lacing. T/p: thin to med body with moderate long acidic finish. O: incredible. Really enjoyed the wild character of this brew it’s so easy to drink. Will buy again no doubt if it ever cross my road again.
SeniorZozo (897) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
GarrettB (1374) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 31st, 2013 - New Year’s 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 Stave’s 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. There’s 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 I’m 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.
BuckeyeBoy (5170) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Theis (14943) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Ølbutikken - thanks to Morten... Clear yellow/golden - white head. Nice fresh citrus. Acidic wheaty. Nice bretty. Light peppery. Clean, crispy and refreshing. Light hoppy. Lovely.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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. It’s not the dankest of stank, but it’s still quite nice. Rotten woodiness with forest funk. Primarily lemony citrus though orange does show up. Lightly spicy and I’m not sure if I’m 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 I’m 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: It’s okay for what it is, but it’s hard to beat the standard formula for a witbier. Still, worth a try.
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gregwilsonstl (1839) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy. Smells sour. Quite tart. Not my kind of thing. Citrus. Thanks strykzone.
Strykzone (6212) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Stoned99 (1012) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.