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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Blue (WWBB)

 (RETIRED)
overall
93
72
style
Formerly brewed at Crooked Stave
Style: Black IPA
Denver, Colorado USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark hoppy ale brewed with Colorado blue spruce tips. First released July 2012, 1500 bottles.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Sample @ RBWG Asheville After Party. Brownish pour with a small head. Pretty rustic nose. Manure, blackberry and blueberry spead. Some roasted malts. Taste is pretty yeasty, farty. Some brett, wood. Lemon peel and earth. Berries. Medium body, soft carb.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle shared by NielsenRatings at RBWG grand tasting. Pours a hazy brown color with a medium sized yellowish beige head. The aroma and flavor have spruce, herbal notes, citrus, lime, tart notes, Brett, some mild roasted malts with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting ][ 750mL ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Thanks catman197 for the share. Pours an overcarbonated, murky brown with yellow foam. Nose is fresh flowers, phenolic yeast, Brett, air freshener. Taste is lemon/lime citric, bright, quite sour. Palate is aerated, tart, effervescent, big lime. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6595) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared by Aaron at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours a cloudy deep amber brown with a purple hue and a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of dark grains with a bit of earthy pine and grass. Flavor is similar with dark grains and light roast backed by a bit of pine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8190) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle shared by Nielsen at RBWG by Nielsen. Pours dark brown with brown head. Nose and taste of cocoa, pine hops, light maple, very mild brett sourness and spruce tip. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting. End of the bottle. Pours murky brown with a creamy head. Some brett funk, toasted bread, dirt. Very dry. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Super dry on the finish, more brett tang, some burnt pine, earth. Novel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Draft - Bret wet hop herbal skunky nose. Cloudy brown with a rich beige head. Sour wet vegetative hops, Brett and some sour roast in the background. Strange.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1369) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Pour is dark brown with a lot of fluffy bubbly tan head. Nose is light with a some dark malts up front, roast and hint of chocolate, a fair amount of citrusy hops and light pine come in behind with a faint note leathery brett. Taste is different, malts are up front with a light roast and tobacco, strong leathery Brett with a piney resinous hop and thick syrupy body. Carbonation is a hint low and the finish has some juicy citrus with a slick feel down the throat. More like a black ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1863) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle thanks to catman197. Nose slightly tart and cherry like. Smells malty sweet. Large off white head. Nearly opaque black color. Taste is roasty up front. Slightly tart. Not getting much spruce or whatever. Minimal hop character overall. Like a sour stout. But only slightly tart. Very well balanced. So wowe.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (771) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Thanks catman197. Pours an opaque brownish color with foamy off white head. Tart, fruity esters in the nose. Tart up front, light hop character, roasty, and some dark fruits.


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