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.
skortila (5238) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Beertemple. Small sample. The aroma has citrus, funk, flowers. Light hazy, yellow coloured beer with a thin, white head. The taste is light sour and has citrus fruits, funk, dust and is greatly refreshing and balanced. Well done!
caesar (6600) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Beer Temple, small sample, Putting it under this entry, as the beer arrived early June, so I’m guessing it’s the Spring version (and is now confirmed by BeerTemple). Will relocate when necessary. Hazy pale yellow color, medium frothy head. Aroma of citrus, funk, grainy wheat, bit white wine almost. Soft sourness in taste, bit sweet as well. All perfectly balanced and utterly refreshing as all the Crooked Staves I have had so far. Really great stuff once again.
sir__v (1982) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: cloudy pale blond beer with no carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: grassy and floral sourness. Tart notes. Brett notes. Taste: medium body with grassy and floral notes. Tart and astringent. Good attenuation. Floral finish. Aftertaste: tart and floral. Brett notes.
andyhwcinc (1820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on tap at the Crooked Stave Taproom in Denver, CO while sampling some brews. Appearance is a cloudy gold with a moderate bubbly white head. Aroma of light stinky cheese and citrus, smells delicate. Taste is great, goes down with orange peel / citrus notes with a faint but present sourness that is fantastic. Really quality choice stuff.
weark (637) - 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 (1678) - 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 (1167) - 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 (1428) - 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 (5781) - 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 (15116) - 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.