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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Orange (WWBO)

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


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8281) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting ][ 750mL ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> WWBO offered by pussypete. Pours a cloudy golden. GUSHER. Nose is funky with big candied orange, fresh tangerine, juicy. Taste is juicy, fresh tangerine or tangelo whatever. Palate is aerated, light minerality, not too dry. No concrete, no harshness. Grate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4314) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBWG grand tasting
Hazy orange with a medium sized white head and some lacing. Aroma is tart, citrus and oranges. Taste is tart, oranges with a dry finish
Nice and clean

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8024) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle shared by Nielsen at RBWG. Pours yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of orange peel, brett, lemongrass, coriander and moderate funk. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italarican (1475) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle generously shared by Nielsen at the RBWG grand tasting. Cloudy canary yellow pour. Some really nice pineapple and lemon tartness. Moderate funk. Tasty, slightly tangy. Healthy amount of tropical fruit in the background. Really nice balanced acidity!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
RBWG Winter Gathering, Asheville, courtesy of adnielsen. Pours a golden color with white head. Orange, citrus, sour flavors. High carbonation. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10540) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting. Pours murky gold with a foamy white head. Good stuff, tangy orange and tangerine, moderate tartness, light funk. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Balanced citrusy tartness to finish, nice tangerine notes. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3058) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Draft - Tart citrus and some candied orange in the finish, cloudy yellow with lots of bubbles. Sour orange and abit of powdery confection sugar. Sweet and a slight sour clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blomster (255) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting. Hazy yellow pour. Bretty citrus, tart. Pretty good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
In short: A bright funky fruity blond ale with a sharp citrusy-acidic bite. Lovely beer that is refreshing even if razor sharp.
How: Bottle 750ml, shared pre-HF FoFA 2013 tasting.
The look: Cloudy peach-color body topped by a small white head.\
In long: Nose is a pleasant mix of bright funk and acidic citrius fruits. In moth the beer is medium with a very lively carbonation, pleasant mouthfeel. Taste is equally funky and fruty, this is a beer that can please the bight betty funk lover as much as lover of fruit ales with a sharp edge. The fruity flavors focus on acidic citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, grapefruits) and then the brett seems to augment the fruitiness with pineaples-like flavors. Not really lacto-funky, not very sour, certainly not vinegary, just straight up bright funk. Also some coriander-like flvors I could have done without. Pretty good beer, maybe a little too sharp for its own good, the acidic lemon and bitter orange flesh flavors make it hard to take bit sips. Pretty good beer, Crooked Stave continues to impress. I’ve come to realize that people who bring expensive limited release bottles at beer tastings can afford them because of all the money they save on condoms.

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