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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (6909) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Tap at Freshcraft. Very slightly cloudy gold with a thin head that doesn’t last long. Great aroma of some sour Brett, some oak, and a bright fruitiness--not quite citric, but like mango or guava or passion fruit. Great flavor, not too intense but also complex. I get some sour lighter fruits like on the nose, guava and orange primarily, but with an oaked tone that brings some light effervescent sourness right where it belongs. Pale malt adds some sweetness, combined with slightly sour complex fruitiness make this very drinkable and super delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (9249) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! Didn’t get the batch date or bottle number on this one. Pours a hazy, pale gold color with a small off-white head. Notes of herbs, honey, ginger, pepper, and pale malts, along with some mango and tropical fruits. Good funk. Light-bodied, with an herbal, dry, mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.

   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kpmomo (1) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012 does not count
This is a really unique beer with a variety of complex flavors... the turmeric and mango together bring out an exotic quality that would probably pair well with Indian or other ethnic foods. Overall a very delicious beer, with the perfect balance of fruit and spice... I am a huge fan!... another great one from Crooked Stave.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (10986) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2012
750ml bottle. It pours a hazy orangeish gold with a foamy white head that doesn’t leave too much lacing. More and more floaties in secondary pours. The smell of this one is great. Nice mango, some "honey" (sugar), lemon, turmeric, and coriander. Of course the brett is there but not as up front as I was expecting. The flavor is pretty nice. I feel like brett+mango+tumeric is a pretty obvious combo. The flavors, as expected, work nicely here. The honey doesn’t add a huge amount of sweetness actually, the flavor is rather spicy and fruity but not too sweet. It is extremely refreshing. Next up Asafoetida+brett?

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2937) - Gray, 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 !

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting ][ 750mL ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Thank you Aaron for the share. Pours cloudy light golden. Nose is really lovely reminiscent of Upright’s use of Old Tom Gin barrels: sage, yellow rose, yarrow, squash. Taste is juicy, salty, starfruit, Gin barrel. Palate is aerated, refreshing. Impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2875) - 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.

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