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Crooked Stave WIld Wild Brett Yellow (WWBY)

 (RETIRED)
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77
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Formerly brewed at Crooked Stave
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Denver, Colorado USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Series   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 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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (4766) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Tap at Rackhouse - hazy yellow pour - tangy aroma, with a lot of lemony Brett notes, a bit of spice and quite a bit of mango, which somewhat compliments the mildly musky Brett notes - flavor is quite light - moderately tart, quite a bit of lemon which is accompanied by very light tropical Brett notes - a slight touch of acetic acidity in the back, followed by a somewhat dull, earthy yeastiness - not bad, but kind of thin - reminds me of a watered down Cuvee de Castleton.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity slightly earthy bretty aroma. Fruity sour tart bretty flavor. Has a fruity malty sour tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10596) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pours a hazed golden straw color with a white head. A really interesting aroma. Tropical fruits such as pineapple and mango, lots of citrus, and a tart lactic note. There is an interesting tea-like aroma, menthol, and tumeric as well. The flavor is grassy and mildly herbal. Tumeric is present, plenty of mango and lemon, and a light tartness. A bit of ginger flavor, almost no malt character, and a dry finish. Sort of all over the place, but enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle sampled at Muckfest III. Hazy yellow pour with a medium white head. Malty aroma with notes of herbs and tropical fruit. Malt and tartness in the flavor with some herbal character before a tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is spiced, peppery, phenolic and light cheesy. Citric, tart and light spiced. Dry, citric and tart fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2659) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle at Muckfest III - Pours hazy yellow with a ring of white head. Nose is menthol spiciness--must be the turmeric--lemongrass, and floral notes on top a pale malt body. Taste is the same with lots of herbal notes, spice and lemon, light malt. Carbonated and tart. Man, what a wild beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle shared at MuckFest 3 - Saturday Edition. Pours a richer milkshake hazy golden straw hue, lighter and pale, rich haze. Frothy whitish head atop dies to a thicker ring, laces ok. Aromas are touches of lemon, pear, and pineapple. Firm brett, dry funk, bready malts, dough. Gentle spice, mellow yeast. A touch stale, some odd tree fruity sweetness. Initial is mellow sweetness, middling body with touches of pear, citrusy orange and lemon. Touches of yogurt with a pineapple ridden brett. Dry funk, cobwebs, and dust. Lemons, touches of grapefruit, lemongrass, touches of fruity ester. Apple and pears. Finish is a touch dry, bretty, firm citrusy lemon and gentle tartness, mellow spice. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2160) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2012
750ml bottle purchased at Mondo Vino in Denver. pours a deep hazy golden with a 2+ finger white head. citrus, spice and barnyard nose - the Brett characters accompany the spices well. dry medium body with funk, citrus, coriander, mango, and spices throughout. very dry finish with a nice level of citrus tartness on the back end. really love the 100% Brett fermentation on this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
750ml Bottle (Batch: 12/2011. Bottle: 1411/1488).: Got in trade, but I forget from whom; THANKS though! Aroma of Brett, fruit, slight mango, slight citrus, light barnyard, slight spices, coriander, turmeric, and a hint of tart fruit. Poured bright yellow/gold in color with a small, loose, white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, grain, light Brett, fruit, and spices. Light to medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, fruit, Brett, grain, spice finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Cloudy yellow pour. Fluffy white head. Lots of yeast, tropical fruit, tart fruit, and very light vinegar notes. Flavor is tart, juicy, barnyard notes, mango, yeast, bready notes...finishes with a light pucker.


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