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Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Winter)

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6839) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle via trade (thanks Bill). It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasty, earthy brett, barnyard, some acidity, balsamic vinegar, oak, stewed orange and instant coffee.The taste is up-front tartness, tangy dark fruits, big orange character, sherbet, berry, oak, mild acidity, some vinous notes with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. All comes together rather well. Nice balance and high quaffability....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pours clear ruby mahogany, small tan head, dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is Bretty, roasted malt, ashes, cocoa, oak, nice basement and armpits. Flavor is light sweet, medium tart, lightly funky, oak tannins, roasted malts, citrus zest, lemon peels. Medium body. This is my kind of sour beer. I enjoyed this one. Nice use of Brett here!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle at Epic Sour Tasting 2014 courtesy of iphonephan, thanks! Nice aroma of dusty, peppery raspberries. Taste has hints of cocoa, dried fruits. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Acidic base, with faint roasted malts, rhubarb and lemon, and some generic fruity sweetness, followed by a nice bright and refreshing acidic finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1728) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown, tan head. Some retention/little lace. Aroma is funky, citrus, light oak, light roast. Taste is tart, lactic, roast, citrus. Palate has average carbonation, slick, tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5873) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Brown colour with an off-white ehad. Aroma and flavour of caramel, barnyard, acidic, malt, spice, and tartness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (779) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 12, 2014
375ml bottle pours dark brown with a finger of offwhite head. Nose is tart dusty cocoa, cola, nutty roast, dark cherry, orange, citrus funk. Taste is mildly roasty ashy chocolate, cola, lemon, orange, tart citrus juice. Finish is tart medium-high acidity, fruity cola, orange, citrus zest, subtle chocolate. Very nice sour citrus stout/dark ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5334) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle shared at RBSDADG 2014. Pours a deep brown body with thin lacing. Aroma is lemon funk, cocoa and vague fruits. Mouthfeel is bright, tart and acidic with notes of lemon funk, tart citrus fruits and some lime.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3578) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong oak, brett, and citrus. Thin mouthfeel with nice oak, funk, light citrus and sour finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (685) - USA - JUL 15, 2014
Aroma of sour citrus orange lemon bug some faint vanilla. Appears with a black body but a reddish light tan head. Settles with ring and very spotty lacing. Taste is citrus sour lemon orange rind lime. I average mouth feel. Dynamic flavors.


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