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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Orange (WWBO)

Formerly brewed at Crooked Stave
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Denver, Colorado USA
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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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. This second installment of the series incorporates fresh Minneola tangelos, bitter orange peel and coriander in an unfiltered, slightly tart wild ale. Orange pours a golden hue delivering tropical fruit aromas and bright orange citrus flavors with a tart earthy finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
750ml. Pours glowing orange with wispy white head, gushes more times than not. Lots more brett in the nose after 8 months, but aroma is still juiced out tangerine funk. Nice brett flavors, light musk/cheese, bright orange fruit. Super prickly bubbles on tongue, like most CS beers the mouthfeel is excellent. Perfect mid-summer’s day brew. Fun, light and funky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12225) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Unclear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, oranges and bretty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. High carbonation. 201214

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8434) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ fonefan
Slow gusher. Pours hazy deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, orange, citrus, brett, mango and pineapple. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a funky, orange and tropical fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14365) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle, 75cl. A gusher, pouring an unclear, orange-colored beer with some floaties. A small, off-white head on top. The aroma has a lemony touch, but there’s sure more oranges. Some funky notes but it’s rather one dimensional. It’s very effervescent, dry and full-bodied. Lots of sweet oranges in the flavor. Some funky notes too, but the oranges overpoweres most other flavors there might be. Some tropical fruits. Sure nice, but I think it’s too effervescent and one dimensional. 141220

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33066) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and crisp hoppy. Lingering fruity and toasted malty. Soapy and bretty. Smooth fruity and citric lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2399) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to Niels ! Pours a medium golden peach color with a two finger fizzy white foam. Tons of citrus character ranging from earthy bitter pith to juicy mandarin sweetness. Really well balanced with funk, tartness and a nice juicy underlying sweetness. Carbonation is spot on and this beer is amazingly refreshing. Layers and layers of citrus deliciousness wrapped in a funky brett blanket !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (972) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 28, 2014
750ml bottle huge thanks to adnielsen and Lukaduke! Pours cloudy pale orange with big head. Nose is lots of dusty attic wood funk and some nice grainy earthy citrus, orange zest, barn. Taste still holds nice bright citrus candy, some dusty funk, dry wood, balanced brett. Finish is dry with some chalky orange pixie sticks, tangerine, zest. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2236) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a gusher 750mL bottle at the RBWG Grand Tasting, thanks to Aaron Nielsen for sharing. Pours cloudy light orange with a massive white head that eventually settles into thick, rocky lace. The nose is fresh orange juice with bitter orange peel, along with some baking spice. The flavor is exactly the same, with a bit of added bread malt, the full orange and baking spice come through nicely. The body is medium with some light tannin, super lively, overactive carbonation, and a long orange juice and bitter orange peel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
deekyn (1287) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Psyched to run through the whole set. Past it's prime though :( my fault. Still a fun night with the gang at Sante. A - pour is a clear light amber with no head. S - so weird! chemicals galore, fake ocean spray juice notes, tamarind, honey gone wrong, with some orange and tangelo. Wood stain, styro popcorn, cedar sache. M - light and tart. Not much carb. A little slick. T - same as the nose. O - past it's prime won't count against it 3.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5063) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Sample @ RBWG Grand Tasting. Deep amber pour with a small head. Nose is bright orange marmalade. Clean, simple and inviting. Taste is more orange. Mellow spices, pears. A touch of citrus. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Pours hazy lemon colored, min head Smell zesty farmhouse funk Taste more tart than expected, dirty, lemon, citrus Light and funky Good

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