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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3191) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6860) - Aurora, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10836) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Pour from a bottle thanks to Aaron. Light golden in color with ample carbonation. Aromas are of the distinctive Brett funky earthiness with a bit of a sweet background. The flavors are varied with good complexity and not one overpowering the other. The Indian spices are subdued with the tumeric along side mango, honey, and citrus fruit. Overall pretty easy to drink with a smooth medium body. I liked this unique beer alot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6295) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2012
750 thanks to adnielsen. Tangy. Lemon. Citrus and tangerine. Honey. Not a wild nose to this one. But puckering for sure. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1860) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2016 Bottle 597/1488 from 12/2011 drank in April, 2012. Medium fast fading head and minor lacing. Nice bright yellow...cloudy yeasty pour at the end. Nose starts out spicy with some earthy funk but becomes big lemony citrus with warmth and time. Huge lemon citrus flavors with tart and warm finishing spice from the tumeric presumably. Like a spicy, super citrusy saison....actually, maybe more like a gueze without the minerality. >>>rerate. Tap at Violet release. Target than I remember. Still lemon driven. Mango and honey aren’t really apparent. Very pleasantly surprised by this beer-this could have been a mess. Went great with grilled chicken kabobs marinated in Bulgarian yogurt, mint, curry, and garlic. Want to get some more and lay it down. >>rerate at aboit 4 years at ROYGBIV tasting. This was the best of the lineup now to me. Mango flesh is there, but also a lot of earthy tumeric, with red clay dirt. Super complex and still going strong and evolving. Not changing first rate buy would be higher now like 9/3/8/3/18.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
Body is cloudy with sustainable head. Aroma of poppy seed and honey. Flavor is nice but subtle honey and some black pepper and saffron. Smooth easy drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
Huge thanks to fortsambo for sending a bottle of this out my way. Served in a SAVOR glass. Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a nice white head. Good retention and a few rings of lace on the way down. The nose has a good mixture of spice, citrus, mango, and a faint earthiness. Good complexity through the cool-to-warm cycle, with the emphasis changing during that time. Flavor was a really nice display of fruit and Brett. Hops were there contributing to the mango, and a bit of earth and hay carried through on the back end. Medium body with good carbonation and a bitter, dry finish. Like nearly all the other Crooked Stave brews I’ve had, I was a pretty big fan of this one.

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