1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

WWB Batch 60 - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

Not Rated.
WWB Batch 60WWB Batch 60

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

261 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 261
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 67
Gots: 36 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrinkSlurm on 01-22-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 261 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by flayedandskinned:
Photo of flayedandskinned
4.88/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2014 Vintage
Poured into a stemmed Teku glass

Appearance: (4.5)
Pours a beautiful, lightly hazy gold with a crisp and tiny bubbled, finger tall pure white head. The head quickly recedes to a mere puck, leaving some light lacing along the glass's edges. Pretty looking sour for sure.

Aroma: (4.75)
Wow, as soon as the beer is poured, you're absolutely blasted by intensely tropical hop aromatics; peach, lemon, papaya, guava, pear and ruby red grapefruit. This smells like an absolute hop monster. There is a perceived lactic tartness that really melds well with the strong grapefruit impression, supplied by the heavy dry hopping of this sour. As the beer warms, some very nice light stonefruit brettanomyces funk begins to poke through the hops, really adding some wonderful complexity; dried apricot, wet hay, lightly musty leather. The brett is very matured, add really avoids being medicinal, or band-aidy in aroma. A light bready malt backbone is barely noticeable

Taste: (4.75)
Just as in the aroma, as soon as the beer touches your palate, you're treated by a wave of tropical, fruity hops; juicy peach, ripe papaya, intense guava, grapefruit and light pine. Adding to the overall fresh, thirst quenching quality of the beer, is a clean and very refreshing blast lightly lemon-y lactic acidity. Just before the tartness becomes abrasive, it is cut by a welcomed slightly biscuit like malt backbone. As this maltiness coats your tongue, complex brettanomyces funk greets you; mostly more of the dried apricot and musty hay that was apparent in the nose. The beer finishes dry and lightly tart with long lingering notes of juicy guava, apricot, lemon juice and peel, more dried apricot, slightly musty barnyard funk and a lightly chewy maltiness. A gentle oaky vanilla character is noticeable as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: (5)
Medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. Refreshing.

Overall: (4.75)
Crooked Stave really blew me away with this beer. I've never experienced a beer quite like this before; It simultaneously seems like both a very hoppy pale ale and a funk heavy sour. The antioxidative charateristics of the brett yeast really encapsulate the hop aromatics and help lock them in throughout the flavor profile without showing any real signs of oxidation or age. If you happen upon this beer, definitely scoop it up posthaste. Highly, highly recommended for both lovers of funky beers and hoppy beers!

flayedandskinned, May 30, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Todd, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Jason, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Prospero
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Prospero, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Janeinma, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Janis_Hoplin
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Janis_Hoplin, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Cynic-ale, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of doremite
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

doremite, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of jbogner
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

jbogner, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev -3%

williamjbauer, May 11, 2014
Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev -3%

acurtis, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Shawner
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Shawner, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Tuckersmth
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Tuckersmth, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

UWBadgerFan4Life, May 01, 2014
Photo of AlexChillton
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

AlexChillton, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of BeerBuffalo
4/5  rDev -8.7%

BeerBuffalo, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Sammy, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of joshwith
5/5  rDev +14.2%

joshwith, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of huskermike12
4/5  rDev -8.7%

huskermike12, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of jburns301
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

jburns301, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Gonzoillini, May 23, 2014
Photo of hooliganlife
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

hooliganlife, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of markcp
5/5  rDev +14.2%

markcp, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy bright orange. Nice white head that doesn't last.

Smell - Smells herbal, citrusy, lemony. Brett. Interesting for sure. Almost smells dry-hopped.

Taste - Lemony and herbal tang. Very bretty. Bright tanginess. Orange citrus flavor. Really delicious.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp. Well carbonated.

Overall - I could drink a ton of this. Truly excellent.

Alieniloquium, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of F2brewers
4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375 mL bottle poured into a HF wine glass. Courtesy of Denverbeerdrinker. Served at 50F

A: Coudu straw gold body with a thin 1" head. Tiny bubbles and the head dies quickly. Mild lacing on the glass. Gentle swirling regenerates about 50% of the head.

S: Pale ale all the way. Mild dry hopping and a touvch of earthy funk and lactic sour.Very nice alteration on the style.

T: Sweet, tart, hoppy...what is this? Lemonade, bitter citrus, sweet roasted malt. Elements of lemony funk, barnyard and a touch of wood. Complex, but well balanced. Brett must be lambicus and bruxellensis focused.

M: Light and well carbonated. Clen finish with mild sweetness. It lingers ever so slightly, but the tartness clenses the palate.

O: Amazing example of twisting a classic style. Love this bee. Chad...more please?

F2brewers, Jun 27, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
WWB Batch 60 from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
97 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.