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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Green (WWBG)

 (RETIRED)
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91
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Formerly brewed at Crooked Stave
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Denver, Colorado USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wild Wild Brett is a series of R&D beers created to showcase the versatility of Brettanomyces, a yeast found naturally all over the world. Historically considered ”wild yeast”, Brett is responsible for 100% of the fermentation in the bottle you hold. Green, the fourth installment of this series is our nod to absurdly hopped beers. Showcasing the Australian Galaxy hop, W.W.B.G. uses 4 lbs of hops per barrel with dank tropical fruit hop characteristics dominating the flavor and aroma.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4981) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle - Perfumy Bret, herbal and fresh. Cloudy yellow with a rich white head. Chalky, peach and some candy like sweetness. Smelled awesome but fell short on flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11854) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting. Pours hazy yellow with a frothy white head. Food bretty funk in the nose, some citrus hops, straw, diapers. Light to medium sweet flavor with relaxed brett, pale bread, lemon, tangerine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lingering brett funk in the finish, lemon meringue, straw, melon. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2071) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Tasted at a tasting in mid-2012 from a capped 750mL bottle. Pours cloudy bright orange with a massive white head that slowly recedes to thick, messy lace. The nose is super funky and earthy with some resin hops, citrus peel, and a lightly creamy aroma. The flavor is the same, super funky brett, and plenty of earthiness with the nicely bitter resin hops and citrus peel. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long super funky and lightly bitter finish.

Tasted again at RBWG Asheville 2014 with similar results. The flavor was much funkier with the nose a bit more subdued, but it was still an excellent beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (4516) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Hazy sunkist orange with a thin sticky laceful head. Aroma is a little sticky and pungent with fermented fruity tones like funky lime and papaya and guava and cactus flesh with a slightly vegetal sour note. Body is full and very sour though a little watery and lacking carbonation. Sour with a very infected flavor bit has a more dull sourness than a sharp one. Flavor brings back some of that guava and cactus tone, but finished infectious and pale. Eh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2013
On tap @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day. Hazy orange pour with a big white head and great lacing. Big brett, pineapple, mango, orange peel, citrus hops, light spice, biscuity, and doughy aroma. Taste is brett, tropical fruits, oranges, somewhat grassy - doughy/biscuity backbone - medicinal, herbal and fruity with a touch of lacto on the back-end. Medium body with soft carbonation. I definitely prefer this one out of the bottle, but it is still one tasty beer and he has definitely built on this profile with Hop Savant. I would like a little more carbonation though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
A - Hazy golden-orange with a big finger of off-white head. Fades fairly slowly. S - Sweet grainy and wheat malts, grapefruit, tropical, pine, floral, and grassy hops, funky brett, tart green fruits. T - Sweet grainy and wheat malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy, and floral hops, some smooth bitterness, tart green fruits, funky Brett. M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a funky, tart, and lightly bitter finish. D - Interesting wild ale. I like the balance of funk and hop character.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is brett, yeast, sourness, lemon. Flavour is brett, yeast, hop, sourness, lemon, tropical fruit. Nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

[ Bottle # 81/1368 ]. Clear medium to dark yellow orange colour with a large to huge, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, tropical fruit, moderate to heavy yeasty, brett, riped fruit, dry. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, moderate acidic and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, hoppy, yeasty, brett, leather - horse blanket, spicy, tropical fruit, dry dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121109]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle shared by potbeercollege. Pours hazy orange with a large, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is Brettanomyces, pine and citrus hops, horse blanket with cookie and biscuit malt. Flavor is malt forward with heavy Brettanomyces, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with thick, frothy, white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma brett, leather, horse blanket, lavender, floral hops, cookie malt, and some grassy notes. Flavor is sweet malt, grassy hops, floral notes, light sour notes, and light biscuit; crisp, dry finish. Medium body and high carbonation.


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