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RATINGS: 122   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lambicboy12 (43) - salt lake, Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2014
1- raisin and cocoa 2- orange with a cloudy pour. 3- Very tart and some vinegar 4- medium-light body with a lively carbonation 5- I like this sour beer a lot, but I think that the vinegar aspect detracts from the rest of the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
Clear cola brown with a quickly fading head. Strong lime and lemon nose with spicy and fruity brett undercurrents. Wild, but not exageratedly barnyardy. Citrus is a dominant player in that one. Fortunately, itís a flavor I love, but itís dominant enough that in a blind tasting, I would never have guessed the beer was dark. Seeing its color and smelling hard, I can imagine soft nutty tones, what a fool do I make. Dry and vinous, developing a slight tropical juice profile along with grapey vinousness. the woodsy profile remains soft, with limited tannin presence. Fairly high acidity, mostly frmo the citrus. Little to no vinegar. Funny how this was the winter seasonal of the series, itís citric/acidic profile hides the alcohol which could have warmed one up and instead refreshes to the max. I guess one can be thirsty in winter months too. Good, but at this price level and for a tilting rather than balanced flavor profile I would not want to revisit very regularly, itís a great box to check, but not a new favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopwine (504) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Nose is vinegar, cherry. Flavor is same plus buttery new oak, strong acidity, berry skins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4544) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1452) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (576) - Lincoln, 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. Shitís 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 itís too damn easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (733) - Kearney, 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. Didnít 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1810) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3416) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle purchased at Gomerís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (331) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5280) - 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.

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