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Crooked Stave WIld Wild Brett Yellow (WWBY)

 (RETIRED)
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80
style
Formerly brewed at Crooked Stave
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Denver, Colorado USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11092) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy yellow color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy sour aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour flavor with a medium to heavy sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer for style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6975) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by Alexsdad06. Batch 12/2011, bottle 934/1488. Bottle was a foamer. Hazy light yellow / orange color. Bits of white particles in the body. Minimal white head, couple loose bits of lace. Nice tangy, citrus nose. Good light body, soft tangy carbonation, nice zesty sweet taste. Peachy pineapple notes. Not all too sour, nice balance. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a hazed yellow hued body with a medium sized white head. Aromas are of tropical fruit, sour, mango, light hoppy like character, floral, grassy. Flavors are of tropical fruit, sour, tart, green mango, lightly spicy, dry, effervescent. Bright mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5844) - Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks good; a hazy yellow with white lacing. Smells and tastes wild and funky with good carbonation and a nice, dry finish. Good stuff!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1612) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2013
bottle pours yellow tons of carbonation. taste is funky lemon dont get much mango and turmuric is not flavorful just used to make stuff yellow

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2660) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike. The beer is hazy and straw yellow with a lasting, white head. The aroma offers soap, lemon zest, citrus. Good flavor, with a palate coating, creamy citrus vibe. A bit too soapy in both the flavor and feel. A bit unbalanced. Decent...eh... Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-31-2012

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Pours a hazy light golden orange color with a finger or so of fizzy foam. On the nose its tart with hints of tropical citrus fruit, exotic spice and barnyard funk. On the palate its bright and focused. Nice spicy funk mingle with tart lemon and a sweet mango tropical backdrop. All these aspects are balanced beautifully and none of them outshine the other. This beer was tremendously drinkable and full of complexity all the while. YUM !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5941) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
these guys are doing some interesting things .. . light spice, young spice, green spice, brett and tart pepper .. . easy going beer, quick finish .. . gold .. fantastic foam .. . hey jimmy, go fuck yourself..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle 124 of 1148, Batch date 12/2011
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet glass produces an almost three finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a pale amber hue that shows a hazed, dark straw-gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma is quite aromatic, with lots of spiciness; notes of rosemary, woody pepper, funky citrus, lemon grass even, lots of earthy spice notes (likely the turmeric, some cardamom like notes, and perhaps a hint of clean coriander).

Quite dry tasting, and with quite a bit of tartness. The beer is quite light, effervescent, and not even watery. The spiciness is quite a bit reduced in the flavor, but still deeply perfumes the flavors with an earthy spiciness, a woody rosemary like note, cardamom, white pepper, and a touch of citrus zest that gets wrapped up in the nice tartness that this beer has. The malt character is almost completely overwhelmed by the spice character, but it does have a touch of cracker like grain character, as well as some hay like notes. The funkiness, in the Brett sense, is quite restrained, it accentuates the earthy notes, it is of course mostly tart, it is definitely a bit musty, and there is a hint of musky / pure funk character.

The beer is quite nice, I really like how light bodied and quaffable this is. The spices are definitely the dominant note here, but it still works quite well and it manages to not overwhelm the palate despite being the most noticeable character in this beer. While I am sure that the mango contributes to this beer (there is a mild, general fruitiness, and it likely contributes to the funkiness that is here), the beer definitely does not taste mango like.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of vanilla, mango, herbs, citrus, turmeric, and leather. Flavor of citrus, mango, brett, coriander, turmeric, honey, yeast, and grass with a dry, wood finish.


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