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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Green (WWBG)

 (RETIRED)
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98
90
style
Formerly brewed at Crooked Stave
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Denver, Colorado USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very heady light golden color. The head is light tan mostly white color and stands at least 3 fingers tall, slowly settles and leaves a sticky laces as it does. Brett floral notes upfront in the nose with a touch of fruit sweetness. Medium mouthfeel. The brett floral type note is present initially but gives way to a nice fruity note and then the bret floral is back and stays for awhile. The hops due impart a nice flavor that I think offsets the brett notes pretty well. Very little alcohol notes. Overall, pretty tasty if brett floral is your flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Pour from a bottle and thanks to Aaron for sending this treat. Golden orange in color with a billowy white head. Aromas of brett and hops. Nice clean citrusy hop flavors with lemon and tangerine. Nice balance of the forward brett character. The finish dries out really well. Really good unique beer in my book.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7018) - Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2012
750 ml botte. #218/1368. It pours a semi-hazy orange with a big fuffy white head. The smell is great, tropical fruit notes along with a biting brett scent with medicine, barnyard, and "funk". The taste is hoppy, bretty and earthy. Almost in equal amounts, there is a subtle sweetness. An interesting brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
natejgood (390) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours a hazy golden color with a large off-white head that craters slowly as it goes down. Aroma of floral hops and citrus fruit. Cream, slightly sweet with a nice taste of citrus and hops, but not very bitter. Nice hope flavor without being over-hopped. Very drinkable. I’m going to have to try this again when the weather warms up, as it seems like a good deck beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL bottle is slightly hazy orange with white head, aroma packs a punch with nice tropical fruits, mango and pineapple mix into a orange and grapefruit hop, touch of grassy notes and a nice cracker to back it up. Taste even incorporates the funk, into a sweet tropical fruit beginning mixing with the citrusy hops, touch of grass and biscuit notes finishes slightly tart, funky, and very dry. Best of the series for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2585) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2012
750 ml. bottle. Number 366/1368. Pours a fluffy,long duration, white head, with extensive lacing, over a hazy, gold (SRM 5) body....nose is light ginger, barnyard, pine lemon.....taste is light barnyard, lemon peel, hints of floral honey sweetness with very light toffee/caramel tones, pine, light resin, finishing with a dry bitterness....mouth feel medium, slightly astringent, carbonation after pour, low. This is a different IPA. It is well balanced, delightfully complex and not at all typical. The Brett adds tremendous depth and complexity along with a different hop than is usually found here in this very, very common beer style. This is a successful experiment!! BJCP 8/3/16/4/7

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2511) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours thick cloudy lemon with a deep pink hue. The aroma has fresh wild yeast notes and notes of citrus hops. The flavor has plenty of Brett flavor going on for being released a month ago. The wild yeast flavor sets on strong as the IPA settles and complements it with the bitter hops binging strong flavors on the palate. Citrus bitter grapefruit are dominant over nice Brett notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2012
The pour is a hazy, orangey, golden color with a moderately full, white, creamy, pillowy head which settles to a rocky, creamy layer and leaves thick, scattered lace. The nose is potent with leafy notes, lightly piney, slightly resinous, faint toasted caramel, lychee, and some kiwi. The flavor is simlar with tropical notes of kiwi and lychee, slightly funky, lime-like citrus from the brett, still lightly resinous, leafy, piney. The palate is medium, soft to lively, velvety, and drying. The finish is still lime citrus, drying, kiwi, and a leafy bitterness. The bitterness is moderately high and the acidity is delicate but moderate. The galaxy hops are certainly unique and fitting with the addition of brett. The brett adds just enough acidity to add to the complexity without becoming off-putting. This series has changed my thoughts on how brett beers can be; they are never hard to drink, the acidity is never overwhelming, and the additions to the beer are always complementary to the beer. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2012
UPDATED: APR 25, 2013 bottle. hazed amber with a fine-bubbled off-white head. lively and invigorating hop nose (the citrus / passionfruit character of the galaxy is quite evident) with noticeable perfume / floral must and only a mild hint of brettanomyces (slightly waxy, musty and band-aid like). prickly and buzzing high hop acid creates an extremely quaffable and refreshing experience. silky, soft, creamy texture late with an enjoyable lingering green kiwi / lime / passionfruit / pineapple note.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
750ml. Man, i can’t get enough of this beer. Pours cloudy orange, totally unfiltered, large lacy white head, very attractive brew. Nose is bright tropical fruit hop, very clean and bright single hop aroma (Galaxy). Brett lends a subtle horsey background and complements clean hops extraordinarily well, smells unlike every IPA i’ve had. Taste is clean tropical fruit hop upfront with light funk in aftertaste. Overall: probably my favorite of the WWB series, though the orange and yellow are phenomenal as well. Will be interested to see how brett affects bright hop character with some age, Chad said he expects it to preserve hop character longer. Regardless of how the Green with age, it is the best of the series fresh out of the bottle. Buy em while you can.


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