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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Blue (WWBB)

Formerly brewed at Crooked Stave
Style: Black IPA
Denver, Colorado USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoulderOnTap (8) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013 does not count
Deep, dark brown in color with a bigger off-white head than expected. The aroma is spruce with a little fruit and some grassy hops. The hops from the nose translate into mild earthy notes and the spruce pulls through as well. There isn’t too much brett on this, but it does provide a slight pucker for the finish. Overall, this is a nicely done, hoppy, funky treat with a twist: spruce.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1740) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours black (dark brown) with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of yeast, fruits, earthy notes, hops. Taste is of sourness, fruits. Palate: Ligth-medium body. Overall: Good sourness. Nice fruits, outstanding nose. Things get a bit weird with taste. Still pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (2991) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with off white head. Aroma is quite hoppy, light sprucy/piney notes, light oak, very earthy aroma, wet, forest like aromas, mushrooms. Earthy flavor, not very sour, hops are present as well, but mostly a woody, earthy flavor. Palate is medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle shared by JulienHuxley, thanks a lot! Pour is dark brown with ivory head and good lacing. Aroma roasted malts, grassy hops, light funk, a bit of spruce, very floral. Taste is herbal and floral hops, roasted, brett, light acidity, a bit of citrus, light fruity notes. medium body, average carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2702) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by Julien/Pier-Luc/Benoit, thanks guys! Dark reddish-brown with medium to high beige head and good lacing. Aroma is enticing with tons of fruity brettanomyces, light roasted malt, resinous and earthy notes, wood. Taste is less impressive/intense than aroma with brettanomyces, red fruits, earthy notes, resinous presence, roasted malt and light caramel. Medium body. Medium to lively carbonation (more on the medium side). Slightly dry. Nice balance. Really good dark Sour with an impressive aroma!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
[5096-20130202] Bottle. Malty yeast aroma has a bit of a perfume base. Hazy, dark brown body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. More floral perfume yeast in the flavour with a nice toasted malt base. Medium-full body has a light tart note to it. Lovely. (7/3/7+/4/16) 3.7
(@ Sourfest 2013, Buffalo, NY)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

[ Bottle #420/1531 ]. Unclear - hazy light to medium brown red colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, brett, tart malt, moderate hoppy, dry grass. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, dry, acidic. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130427]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
A - Dark black with a bit of brown and a finger of khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades slowly. S - Dark caramel and chocolate malts, spruce tips, grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops, funky Brett, some tart green fruits. T - Dark roasted caramel and chocolate malts, spruce tips, grapefruit, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, funky Brett, and tart green fruits. M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a bitter, funky, tart, and lightly roasty finish. D - Fantastic dark sour. Like the mix of hops and spruce tips.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13357) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Soapy, fruity, light light wild/funky notes, berries, spruce, mouldy, earthy, light barnyard, bretty, wooden notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma: Pine, herbs, flowers, caramel, citrus. Flavour. Pine, caramel, flowers, sweetness, citrus, brett. Medium bodied. Ends piney bitter.

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