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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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St. Bretta is our 100% Brettanomyces Whitebier that was just released this week! Not only is St. Bretta an evolution of Wild Wild Brett Orange, but also it will be ever-changing depending on the fresh citrus available that season. For our spring release we decided to brew St. Bretta with fresh Minneola Tangelo. Each seasonal release of St. Bretta will have a diverse range of citrus fruit added to keep the beer fresh and exciting (the summer release was brewed with blood oranges)!

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc (1871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Enjoyed on tap at the Crooked Stave Taproom in Denver, CO while sampling some brews. Appearance is a cloudy gold with a moderate bubbly white head. Aroma of light stinky cheese and citrus, smells delicate. Taste is great, goes down with orange peel / citrus notes with a faint but present sourness that is fantastic. Really quality choice stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (769) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Bouteille achete La Mise En Bire - De couleur dore avec une fine mousse blanche qui disparat assez vite - Au nez des armes citron et cidr, des notes de brettanomyces incontournable, raisin, une bone prsence de fut, lgre trace d?orge et de bl, un nez trs envotant - En bouche du citron, raisin, pomme, cidre, le ft est moins prsent mais les brett sont toujours l, le malt est difficile dcel - Corp lger, amertume lgre, carbonation ptillante, acide, final acide et fruite - il m?a fallut du temps pour apprcier les bires acide mais je les apprcie de plus en plus, celle ci est particulirement intressant avec sont ajout de citron vraiment excellente

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (1971) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle from craft beer cellar Waterbury A: big citrusy, barnyard/leathery, lightly herbacy app: hazy pale thick lasting white head and good lacing. T/p: thin to med body with moderate long acidic finish. O: incredible. Really enjoyed the wild character of this brew its so easy to drink. Will buy again no doubt if it ever cross my road again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (1728) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle at Only Good Beer Pub Budapest. Bottle - Pours hazy golden with a filmy white head. Lemony nose, with dusty yeast. Dry, with a bit of plastic and light tartness. Taste is lemon, real tart with a white vinegar element. Medium-thin with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1573) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2015
December 31st, 2013 - New Years Eve commands special attention, eyes glued to the television set in anticipation of the ball, and a long night of drink before that. For the transition to 2013 to 2014 I untucked some the rarer beers in my collection, and started the night with Crooked Staves St. Bretta Whitebier. The color is a grainy, soupy light brown leather, completely opaque with all the bits and bobs from the secondary fermentation, and topped with only a small, white head. The aroma is strange at first, but gradually falls into place. Lime and black pepper greet the nose, followed by paprika. Theres also a fresh Mexican food quality, most closely resembling an avocado, or lettuce or cilantro. As a San Diego resident this all appeals deeply to me, even if Im confusing beer for food. The flavor is the other mismatched sock, crazy and eccentric, leading with that funky fresh brettanomyces tang, leaving enough room for a wit wheat taste. The aftertaste is far more complex (and long) than the other flavor components, ending with long echo of oak, and a sourness more akin to a Flemish Sour Ale, both mild and sweet, and garnished with a little fresh lemon juice. This is the first of three Crooked Stave beers for the evening, and it tastes like a whipcrack introduction, priming the tongue and salivary glands for more sour to come.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (7354) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Cool little bottle thanks to Eric. Pours out a hazy straw topped with a fluffy head. Nose is Brett oak barrel some lemon and orange zest. Taste is more of the heavy Brett oak barrel and a nice citrus end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle at lbutikken - thanks to Morten... Clear yellow/golden - white head. Nice fresh citrus. Acidic wheaty. Nice bretty. Light peppery. Clean, crispy and refreshing. Light hoppy. Lovely.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. 3.25 A: Murky yellow brown color. Two fingers of foamy white head. Retention is below average, but a short ring of lacing is left. 3.75 S: Earthy type brett funkiness. Its not the dankest of stank, but its still quite nice. Rotten woodiness with forest funk. Primarily lemony citrus though orange does show up. Lightly spicy and Im not sure if Im picking up coriander or not. 3.5 T: The taste is very woody, which is probably a combination of the fermentation vessel and the brett. Forest funkiness with wildflower herbalness. A light lemony pucker, but Im not picking up much in terms of orange. Fairly dry with neutral wheat. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Very lightly creamy. 3.25 D: Its okay for what it is, but its hard to beat the standard formula for a witbier. Still, worth a try. ★ 854 characters DavoleBomb, Jul 19, 2013

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (2411) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Cloudy. Smells sour. Quite tart. Not my kind of thing. Citrus. Thanks strykzone.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (7247) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Their distinctive 12 ounce bottle I got at the brewery last summer and poured into one of their glasses. Dated 2014 Batch 1. Lots of haze in here. Orange golden with a nice one + finger white head. The first thing I smell is the brett and also lemons and soft malts. The brett is also tasted first and is prominent. Tart citrus fruit. Lemons and oakiness and at times this resembles a funky lemon shandy. Nicely done.


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