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Crooked Stave WIld Wild Brett Yellow (WWBY)

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


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 third installment of the series which incorporates honey, turmeric, mango and spices was inspired by the savory sweet combinations found in Southern Indian cuisine. Yellow pours a golden hue delivering tropical fruit aromas mixed with a medley of spice, earthy citrus flavors and a dry tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17210) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting. Thanks catman! Pours cloudy pale yellow with a frothy white head. Mild herbals in the nose, tangy lemons, mellow funk. Light sweet flavor with citric lemon bite, dry hay, herbs. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Pretty dry on the finish with more herbs, basil, tart lemons. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6545) - Utah, USA - FEB 1, 2014
750ml bottle shared by Dallas, thanks
Clear golden with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma is spices, woody and fruity. Flavor is spices, fruity, citrus with a dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1850) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours a bright medium yellow gold. Surprisingly, it’s quite clear. The head is medium-sized and white, dissipates pretty quickly leaving little to no lacing. Lots of Indian spice. Good dose of turmeric, coriander and other spices that I mostly associate with curry. There’s also some lime and tropical fruit in the mix. Less funk than red but more depth overall. The taste has more of the citrus and pineapple but there’s still a spice edge. Turmeric pineapple finish. Medium to light tartness. Light on the palate with fizzy carbonation. Interesting beer. Lots more citrus than expected. I wonder if they threw in some kaffir lime leaves or something.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2819) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle #510 /1488. A: Hazy Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing S: Tropical Fruits, Funky, Spicy T: Tropical Fruits, Funky, Black Pepper M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Funky, Mildly Sweet Overall, a nice barnyard funk and tropical fruity taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illidurit (2278) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Heavy bandaid bomb here. Underlying lemons, spices, and horseblanket, with a nice acidity, but the phenols are too much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle received in a trade. Sampled at a tasting. From notes. Wild and funky with tropical fruit and citrus. I want another one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1572) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Notes from last night. Aroma is dominated by the spices with lots of turmeric and other spices. Hints of honey but no malt, yeast or hops in the sons. Not very fruity but more citrus as it warms. Ours a surprisingly clear golden yellow with a large pillowy white head. Head is fairly this and recedes somewhat quickly to the edge. Very little lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet upfront. Spice notes are more moderate in the flavor and the fruit is more apparent. Surprisingly large amount of like virus in the flavor. Finish has some light Brett funk to it. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency with low alcohol warmth. Overall a much more enjoyable beer than WWBR, but where WWBR was all Brett and nothing else this beer is mostly the spices with very little Brett character. The spices dominate but they work well together and make for a very refreshing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8162) - Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
750 ml bottle from adnielsen. Pours a cloudy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma has some funk, tart citrus, peppery spice, only mild fruit character and some acidity. The flavor has more mango character, peppery spice, tart citrus and some funk. I didn’t get much Brett other than the dry finish. Solid nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Big ups to main man Prof K for this one! I’ve really enjoyed this series so far, and this was likely the most uncompromisingly tart of the series. Nose was very understated in terms of the listed ingredients, with hints of tannins, mild spice, and tart fruit, the latter coming across most prominently because of the abundant tartness. Pert, spritzer mouthfeel, plenty acetic too. Taste reveals itself at length, with muted spice and mango coming across well. You can almost imagine thickening this up and dipping chapatis in it.

   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 - Clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal. S - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, honey, mango and other tropical fruits, turmeric, other spices, funky Brett, and a bit of tart green fruits. T - Honey, sweet wheat and grainy malts, mango and other tropical fruits, turmeric, coriander, and other spices, some tart green fruits, peach, and funky Brett. M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart, and funky finish. D - Great Brett beer. Nice mix of spices.

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