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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

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RATINGS: 58   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (9830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of straw, tropical fruit, tangerine, pineapple, light pine and light barnyard. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, tangerine, tropical fruit, light barnyard and a hint of pine with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering fruity finish. Best of the WWB Series so far in my opinion!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlexK (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2012
A killer aroma and one of the most unique beers I’ve tasted in a long time. The Galaxy hops offer incredible tropical fruit notes to this brew’s outstanding aroma. The brett sourness is nicely understated, which is quickly becoming a hallmark of Crooked Stave. My favorite of the series so far.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
In short: A very bright a lively brett IPA. Superb stuff
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed probably fresh, a few weeks after receiving it from adnielsen, thanks a lot Aaron
The look: Cloudy orange body topped by a large white head with good retention
In long: Nose is an explosion of bright brett, sharp fruity hops (tropical fruits and citrus fruits) as well as far from subtle cat piss (I suspect Citra here or else there is another way with brett IPA to get cat piss aroma). Body is crisp, full, semi-fluffy and as lively as my favorite session true Belgian ale. In mouth the bright hoppy hops mixed with the sharp brett bring a fresh grapefruits, orange peels, tangerines, more. Very sharp but not too intense bitterness. It is up there with the best brett IPAs I’ve ever had (Midnight Sun 3767, Bullfrog Undead, first batch of Mikkeller USAlive!, others…) except Hill Farmstead E which is in a class of its own. My wife absolutely loved this beer, and it is hard to express the happiness I feel to turned my wine-loving wife into a true beer lover, very hard, extremely hard, impossible to express in fact, I wish my wife would stop drinking from my beers.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is hazy golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, brett, white wine and malt. Nice and dry. Lovely beer.

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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9115) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Well this has been my favorite WWB to date. Nice golden pour, white head. Aroma is full of nice juicy hops, some dry leathery notes, yeast, brett funk is noticeable. Flavor is hoppy but not bitter at all. I get a hint of an oniony note...but just light enough to keep it ok. Some funk, earthy notes. Very fun beer to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11146) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 7% @ FOneFan. Unclear dark yellow with big foamy white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, yeast, spices, brett and flowers. Flavour is malt, brett, very dry, fruit, little flower, hops, bitter, white wine and a little grass.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11218) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy golden with a huge and lasting off-white head. Aroma is dry, malty, bretty, notes of white wine and rather hoppy - grass and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet, rather bitter and light acidic. Dry, moderate bitter and light acidic finish. 091112

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35077) - 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]

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.


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