Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Green (WWBG)

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: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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. Green, the fourth installment of this series is our nod to absurdly hopped beers. Showcasing the Australian Galaxy hop, W.W.B.G. uses 4 lbs of hops per barrel with dank tropical fruit hop characteristics dominating the flavor and aroma.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
In short: A very bright a lively brett IPA. Superb stuff
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed probably fresh, a few weeks after receiving it from adnielsen, thanks a lot Aaron
The look: Cloudy orange body topped by a large white head with good retention
In long: Nose is an explosion of bright brett, sharp fruity hops (tropical fruits and citrus fruits) as well as far from subtle cat piss (I suspect Citra here or else there is another way with brett IPA to get cat piss aroma). Body is crisp, full, semi-fluffy and as lively as my favorite session true Belgian ale. In mouth the bright hoppy hops mixed with the sharp brett bring a fresh grapefruits, orange peels, tangerines, more. Very sharp but not too intense bitterness. It is up there with the best brett IPAs Ive ever had (Midnight Sun 3767, Bullfrog Undead, first batch of Mikkeller USAlive!, others) except Hill Farmstead E which is in a class of its own. My wife absolutely loved this beer, and it is hard to express the happiness I feel to turned my wine-loving wife into a true beer lover, very hard, extremely hard, impossible to express in fact, I wish my wife would stop drinking from my beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of florals, herbs, barnyard, green apple, leather, and citrus. Flavor of grass, lemon, grass, lime, and brett with a dry, wood finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Thanks for sharing, Jeff! Big gusher, and a great look to it. Super sharp bretty nose, but without much in the way of hops. Surprisingly, the initial flavors are wickedly sharp and quite displeasing, with pronounced band-aid and medicinal notes. Thank God it settles quickly into a nice but admittedly a bit twangy brett IPA. Rough start aside, it was enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (2047) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2012
400th rating. Bottle #462. Massive erupting head as I have come to expect from brett conditioning. Pillowy persistent foam and cloudy gold. Great floral hops and some tropical fruits (pineapple) on nose with some nice brett tones. Like a fruity Rayon Vert. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2327) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Gold with white head. Tropical citrus aroma, melon and mango, modest bitterness, Orval-like body and finish, somewhat bandaidy in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (44033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Apples, grass and fruity. Fruity, hoppy, grassy and light citrusy. Mild leathery bretty note. Fruity, floral and grassy to citrusy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
The pour is amber in color with a tall off-white head. The nose lives up to the beers name. Its quite "green". A bit of green apple, lime, grass, and honeydew. A bit of sweet bread, lemon, and sugar, too. The flavor has some more tropical fruit notes to go along with the melon, lime, grass, and lemon. A touch of yeast and bready malt flavors. Lightly hoppy as well with some nice floral notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (11035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Well this has been my favorite WWB to date. Nice golden pour, white head. Aroma is full of nice juicy hops, some dry leathery notes, yeast, brett funk is noticeable. Flavor is hoppy but not bitter at all. I get a hint of an oniony note...but just light enough to keep it ok. Some funk, earthy notes. Very fun beer to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7705) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle sampled at Muckfest III. Clear gold pour with a huge off-white head. Aroma of brett, funk, lemon and malt. Malty and funky brett flavor with lemon balm character before a grassy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3237) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle at Muckfest III - Pours hazy yellow with a huge foamy white head. Nose is really juicy hops, tropical fruit, a little citrus, and a hint of spice. Taste is dry and spicy, with plasticy brett and pale malt. A little dry tartness. Too dry and spicy for my tastes.

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