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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Rouge (WWBR)

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: 3.5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 first installment of the series, dubbed rouge, incorporates hawthorn berry, rose hips and whole hibiscus flowers in an unfiltered, slightly tart wild ale. Rouge pours a reddish hue delivering soft floral aromas and tropical fruit flavors with a tart earthy finish.

KajII's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a deep murky reddish orange with a huge (3-4 finger) off white fizzy head that quickly receded down to a thin layer with a small collar thus creating some fair spotty lacing. The aroma was funky to say the least of a grain malt and a barnyard scented wild yeast, along with floral and berry esters and a good strong note of Brett yeast. The taste was sourly sweet with a note of berries early on with a sour acetic taste forming rather quickly along with hints of floral herbs and Brett yeast towards the end. The flavor lasted an average amount of time after the swallow, with a tart floral flavor along with a mild berry presence left to linger on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was just a little beyond light in body and had a strong dry texture with a pronounced prickly carbonation. Overall a very interesting brew that had a nice tartness and a mild sweetness working in conjunction with one another perfectly, making this one hek of an enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BuckeyeBoy (2649) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to Dave. Pours out a hazy golden topped with a white head. Nose is medicine cabinet bandaid and brett. Taste is not good just as the nose with bandaid. Ps this bottle sprayed all over.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Golden peach colors. Fruity tart peach smell. Sour tart taste with the zip of bubbles texture all over your palate. Dry but very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting ][ 750mL ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Thanks to adneilsen for the share! GUSHER. Pours a full haze orange amber with beige foam. Phenolic, minerally, funky nose. Taste is olive, plastic, band-aid, extreme minerally, slate. Tannic, chalky, overcarbonated body. Sort of weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle thanks to Aaron at the 2014 RBWG grand tasting, thanks! Pours a cloudy light amber with a pink hue and a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a musty wood note with some grain, light tartness and a bit of funk. Flavor has a bit more tartness but is mainly very funky with earthy grain and must.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8029) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #100. Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy amber color with a large fizzy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart berries, earth, rhubarb, pepper, funk. The taste is dark fruits, vegetal notes, olive, mild funk. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8045) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle shared by Nielsen at RBWG. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose and taste of hibiscus, sour yeasty fruit, berry tartness, rose hips and lemony acid. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
RBWG Winter Gathering, Asheville, courtesy of adnielsen. Pours a hazy golden orange color with white head. Yeasty, fruity flavors. A little too much age on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by NielsenRatings. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have floral character, Brett funk, tart berries and mild tropical notes with earthy notes to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4964) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Hazed orange pink pour. Aroma is sour malt. A sweet start with a flat tartness..Fruity tones. Flat no carbonation. I feel sure it has seen better days

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (3082) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle - Perfumy, sour, cherry and white grape. Cloudy orange, no head. Tart grape, some berry, nice fruit and a clean finish. Great.

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