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Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Winter)

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Dark artisan ale brewed with citrus and fermented in oak foeders. 100% brettanomyces. Citrus wildbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1709) - GREECE - NOV 13, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Copper brown color with off white head. Roasted malty and yeasty aroma, caramel, wood, funky bretty, tart citrusy fruity. Sweet and acidic taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Abner (261) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Bottle (batch 6). Pours a cola color with a minimal white head ringing the glass. Smells tart. Aromas of Brett, oak, citrus, some floral notes, scant roastiness. Taste is medium to medium+ tart. Light+ bodied, average carbonation, tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3320) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2015
2014/Batch 6. Pours dark brown color with tan head. Tart, funky aroma with some citrus. Sour, earthy flavor with lemons and oranges. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1198) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2015
375 ml bottle. Pours a very dark cola brown color and topped by a small fleeting head of off white foam that quickly fades to a thin film. The aroma shows huge notes of tart citrus fruit with lemon and orange along with some dark fruit undertones and followed by vinous oak, Brett, and barnyard funk. The aroma is very different than what the color would suggest. The flavor follows with the tart lemon and orange up front along with citrus acidity, funky Brett, and dry, vinous oak that hints at grape must. Nice tart citrus flavor with a nice dry oaky presence. Medium bodied that coats the mouth nicely with balanced carbonation that leads to a tart, citrus fruit finish. Not overly tart by any means, but the citrus fruit presence was really nice. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2015
A dark brown ale with a thick receding mocha head. In aroma, light chocolate with light ground cherries and lactic notes, light chalky notes, overall, OK. In mouth, a nice surprise, loads of citrus, grapefruit, ground cherries, citric and lactic acid lingering on, lemon juice, interesting. Bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1595) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle. Toasty caramel aroma with big tartness and orange and spice. Sour and dry taste with orange and spice notes. Long sour finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3013) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Back of the bottle dated: 2014; batch 6. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a dark brown to almost black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that immediately dissipated. There wasn’t any lacing. The smell started off with a bitter to tart to sour citrus. Peel to pulp-like goodness slides in nicely. Slight roasty coffee tries to show its face, but really stays subtle. The taste rails the bitter/tart/sour citrus and really wants to bring in the roastiness of the coffee, but, ya know, it stays really subtle. There is a mostly sour citrus rind-like aftertaste running into a subtle sticky sour finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping quality about it. Carbonation is quite low key on this one, playing up the sour citrus to be the hammer on the palate, is it? Eh, somewhat. Overall, good for what it is, I’d most likely have again, if anything it aged nicely until now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23659) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottled@PBF X. Deep black/amber colour with small off-white head. Aroma is wooden, some floral and citrusy notes with mild sourness to it. Flavour is very similar, but has a rather strong hoppy take to it. Nice tartness level.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5011) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Pours mahogany into a tulip. Tan head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Cocoa and pit fruit aromas. Soft with sour cherry, lemon and earthy funk turning to mild pit fruit before the dry, lasting cocoa finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1311) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle, as pictured. Dark pour, tan head. Surprising flavor, actually very deep with a little bit of roast malt flavor up front, I got some chocolate in it. Fades quickly into a tart brett funk. One of the smoother brett beers I’ve had. Lovely.

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