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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Indigo (WWBI)

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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: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Wild Wild Brett Indigo is the sixth installment of the WWB series. WWB Indigo had blueberries added into the fermentation and during barrel aging. Known for their deep indigo color, the blueberries add a tart fruit aroma on top of the earthy Brettanomyces tropical fruit flavors.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4788) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Tap at the barrel cellar - hazy light red - reminds me very much of the rouge in this series, in that it is very understated and mild/mellow, which is quite welcome - a nice mellow Brett funk and earthiness, as well as slight tropical notes - all of this is complimented nicely by the subtle addition of the blueberries, which add some depth, light sweetness - the funkiness is augmented by the skins of the fruit - very light acidity - pleasant and subtle - I enjoyed it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ICEatALAMO (911) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours a raspberry color with a nice haze. The aroma is super sour with some fruit. The taste is just average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7875) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2012 bottle-conditioned 750ml. opaque rose / rust colored body with a fine-bubbled off-white head. nose has more of an ester and acid focus than blueberries, and with the chalkiness and strong calcium it comes across like berry-flavored antacid tablets, though still with some blueberry skin and blackberry pulp. thereís also a distinct sock sweat / body odor / limburger cheese bacteria smell that grows as the beer warms and opens up. the fruit addition gives it a mish-mash of blueberry, blackberry, strawberry and other fruits, and the brett seems to give it a tropical fruit / banana / pineapple juice character in the aroma. medium body with soft natural carbonation. flavor throughout is that same chalky / calcium antacid tablet with a coarse graininess on the tongue and palate; mineral-heavy with dried berries and touches of lime and mint. decent body weight throughout and the carbonation matches it well. surprisingly, this one doesnít have the same sudden thinning in the finish, though it does thin and become a bit watery, but not suddenly as with the others in the series, but maybe thatís something that is less apparent with higher gravity. like the Blue, itís well-made and mildly interesting and easy to enjoy (if you can ignore the limburger notes) but lacks depth. it started out around 3.4 but as it opened and breathed more it starts to slide down into the upper-2s (the BO bacteria and stinky cheese is especially noticeable as it opens).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2001) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a rose-orange color with white head. Tart, fruity, blueberry aromas. Blueberry, sweet fruity, refreshing flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukaduke (2039) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Pours a grapey blue color with hints of rust on the edges... finger or two of eggshell foam that settles quickly. Aromas are bright, blueberry, oak, earthy funk and a touch of pineapple... On the palate its bright with some wild blueberry acidity mingling nicely with some funky oak tartness that tones the touch of berry sweetness down to a refreshing quenching level. Beautifully balanced and a pure pure pleasure to drink !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1270) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2012
750 ml bottle - batch 7/12, bottle 1150/1516. Pours a hazy amber with reddish-violet hues and a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet bready malts with tart/sour blueberries with a little stink and funk from the brett and some slight vomit notes.

The flavor is sweet blueberries with some tart citric notes and some earthy brett and vanilla. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice blend of tart blueberries and brett. The best blueberry beer Iíve had. A little too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (737) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Looks a copper color out of the bottle. Thin white head, doesnít stay long. Great tart smell with blueberry and some funky wood. The taste was not what I expected. The smell was so tart but it has a nice sweetness to it. Also with brett being in the name I expected that flavor to be more present but it is ever so subtle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6503) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle shared by Kyle. Pours a near clear amber with a hint of darkness and a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong note of baked blueberry with some backing sweetness and a hint of brett. Flavor has a good amount of earthiness from the brett with some earthy blueberry and a bit of sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2537) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 On tap at the barrel room. Pour is pinkish-brown with a huge, two-finger white head. Blueberries, raspberries, light funk, tannin, tang, and wood in the aroma. Taste is tart berries, grape tannin, wood, raspberry soda, light spice, funk, and a touch of brett with a moderately sour finish. Really refreshing. Medium body with soft carbonation. Tangy, fruity, tart, yet easy to drink; like berry soda. Really nice and maybe the best of the WWB series.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9438) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy rubied copper with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, funky Brettanomyces, oak, biscuit malt and spicy hops. Flavor is medium lactic sourness, oak, bright fruity esters, malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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