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Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Winter)

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Dark artisan ale brewed with citrus and fermented in oak foeders. 100% brettanomyces. Citrus wildbier.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4413) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with tan head. Citrus, wine, oak and sour funky aromas. Sour cherry, citrus, Brett, light wine/ oak sour tones.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
isayhoomhom (1) - - APR 21, 2015 does not count
Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2015
Another nice Crooked Stave. Mahogany cola colored. Orange peel, oak, cherry, spices in the aroma. Taste was a nicely balanced citrus, Brett, tart, vinegar, with a dry finish. A tad thin for what I would of liked but still good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (551) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Even for the most adventurous palates, wile ales can be challenging. Sometimes, the distinctive sourness associated with these beers can be damn near punishing. Enter the winter variant of St. Bretta. Shit’s like candy. The dark color and impressive aromas of Brett and oak might convince you that this is an insanely funky ale. Well, it is, but the flavors are just plain sweet. Basically, if Sweet Tarts, Smarties, and Grape Kool-Aid had a bareback threesome, this ale would be the resulting bastard offspring. For some, the lack of sourness might be a caveat. As for me, my only real issue with St. Bretta (Winter) is that it’s too damn easy to drink.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (688) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. A- Sweet tarts, grapes, funky, sour, spices. A- Dark color, dark liquid, beige head. T- Funky, sour, sweet tarts, grapes, citrus. P- Medium body, average texture, medium carbonation, sweet fruity finish. O- Bought this on accident thinking it was a Belgian White. Didn’t realize the St. Bretta Summer and Spring were the Wits and the Autumn and Winter were sours. This was alright. The finish was huge on grape notes. Almost like kool aid or sweet tart candies. Balanced and not too funky or sour.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1748) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Pours a cloudy murky brown color with off-white head. Funk, tartness, citrus, and oak on the nose; follows onto the palate. Some dark fruits emerge on the finsish, but ultimately ends tart and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3396) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle purchased at Gomer’s on State Line in Kansas City, Missouri. 2014 batch 6. The pour is a murky brown orange with not much of a light tan head. The aroma is a Brett infused Flanders. The taste is dark cherry fruit, vinegar, darker malts and funky Brett in the finish. Brett character is stronger as the beer warms. The Brett is funky and oily. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation and the oily finish. Interesting beer, not sure if its my sort of thing, but fun and tasty.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (298) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Batch #6, with satsuma mandarins. Very lightly clouded reddish-mahogany, light tan head. Citrus acidity really shines through, good bit of barnyard funkiness. Quite a bit of tangy sourness, odd for a 100% brett fermentation but probably attributable to the mandarins. Medium body, heavy amount of acidity, lighter carbonation, some chewiness. Coats the mouth a bit. Really nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5221) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Tap at Crooked.Stave - dark amber - aroma is lightly lactic, light.nutty maltiness, light cranberry - flavor is one-dimensional acidity and.sourness - tastes and malic and perhaps some light.acetic acid - some floral and herbal.character late, along with some cranberry - finish has that tongue-curling bitter oak I get in so many CS beers - not for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJestersBeer (2193) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
Tap @ Crooked Stave, Denver RiNo. Pours a dark brown/black, with a brown head. Roasted, funky aroma, coffee, yeast, chocolate, orange peel. Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Roasted, funky, sour taste, chocolate, coffee, orange peel, ash. Complex, very well balanced. (2014-04-05)


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