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WWB Batch 60 - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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43 Reviews
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Reviews: 43
Hads: 320
Avg: 4.31
pDev: 21.81%
Wants: 72
Gots: 44 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: DrinkSlurm on 01-22-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one.

Pours a murky yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, tropical fruit, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, tropical fruit, and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice combination of tropical fruit and Brett characteristics.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.72/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

remarkably overrated. I'm a huge fan of crooked stave, but this one is a bit messy, totally pedestrian. the problem is no brewery can live up to expectations like these, but this beer is a big let down for me. not to say it isn't delicious, because it is, but its levels below the best of crooked stave. the color is hazy yellow, pretty thick, but sporting a nice inch of white fluffy head that doesn't really fade much. the nose is a bit hoppy, alpha acids, but more bitterness that interesting characteristics. a little heavy on the wheat malt too, especially in the taste, this is drinking a bit young and may improve over time, but its grain heavy as it stands. the brett is nice, more funk than sour, but there is a bit of acid to this that helps cut its rather large body down to size a bit. its well carbonated, but drinks like a loaf of bread rather than an elegant wild ale. i still love the combination of brett and bugs here, its just the right amount, but the base beer is nothing special this time around. this came across to me as a sloppy and less enjoyably hoppy version of hop savant, which i thought was exquisite. meh, ill try it again with some age and look for change.

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Photo of brentk56
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy lemon color capped by a nice head that leaves copious amounts of lacing

Smell: Funky and musty with a range of fruit elements

Taste: Funky with growing pineapple and lemon element in the middle; woody, with more funk and tartness building in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A lively offering that combines both funk and fruit as well as some oak; very nice

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Photo of kojevergas
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 60. 6.7% ABV. 375ml brown glass bottle with green wax-ed over pry-off pressure cap served cold into a tulip in high altitude Castle Rock, CO.

Reviewed live as an American wild ale per the label. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 1.5 fingers wide. White colour. Average creaminess and thickness. Retains well - for about 5-6 minutes. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Shiny complexion.

BODY: Clear orange-copper of above average vibrance. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears well-carbonated. It's far from unique or special for a wild ale, but is generally appealing.

AROMA: Peach, apricot, floral hops, blonde malts, funky brettanomyces yeast, crystal malts, and some mild tartness. No true sourness is detectable. I also pick up on some less distinct tropical fruit - mango and tangerine, primarily.

It's a pleasant aroma of average strength.

No alcohol, off-notes, or bacterial sourness is detectable. For a wild ale, it isn't horribly wild. Mostly just funky and fruity.

TASTE: Fantastic peach and apricot notes boast a subtle sour smackiness, with some excellent albeit mild lactic character. Blonde malts comprise the base. Subsidiary notes of tropical fruit including mango and light tangerine. It's well balanced and built, but could use more complexity/intricacy, subtlety, and nuance - if we're nitpicking. More intense sourness and tartness would also enhance it.

I do love it, though, and it has a good depth of flavour. Above average flavour intensity and duration.

Sourness is wonderful, albeit limited - it's maybe a 5-6 out of 10 in terms of sour intensity. The brettanomyces yeast lends it unusual diversity of flavour, with wild character in there in addition to the signature funkiness. It's got some wonderful woody characteristics, some welcome lemon and barnyard notes, and tang. Green apple, and some musty cellar wood.

TEXTURE: Smacky, perfectly carbonated, refreshing, smooth, and wet. Light-bodied and fresh. Great overall presence on the palate. This texture elevates the beer and compliments the taste beautifully. Incredible execution. Lightly acidic.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough or scratchy.

OVERALL: Extremely drinkable and very enjoyable. I'll blow through the bottle and will love every sip. Crooked Stave has come a long way since I first tried the beers they were brewing out of Funkwerks. This is a fantastic wild ale with impressively well-executed dry hopping and stunning balance, and it hides its above average ABV well. Great work from Crooked Stave.


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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice mild yellow pour, hints of soft orange. Nice white head, disappeared, thin lacing.

Aroma of flowers, lemon, sweet biscuit and mild spices.

While the biscuit is present in the taste, it's not as sweet as I assumed. It's there, underneath a bouquet of flowers, mild bright spices and lemon. The lemon is more of a tartness than flavor, but it's there. Pomelo and hints of tangerine. But this isn't what some would call a fruity beer. It's bright and tart. Easy drinking and dry on the finish.
Bring on the sea bass!

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 4.11.14

A - Pours a cloudy, pale orange with a smaller pure white head with good retention.

S - Sweet melon, grassy-pine, Brett, oak.

T - Oaky, Brett, sweet middle with a hoppy-tart finish.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Nice hop-Brett-barrel mix. Good Stuff.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375mL bottle poured into a snifter
(A)- Pours a golden yellow color. Some solid white froth
(S)- A nice dry yet funky oaky citrus meets subtle pine
(T)- Nicely tart citrus up front that flows into some funky bitter pine. Finishes dry with an oaky bark taste
(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. Tart, dry, and funky but with a nice hoppy kick to even things out
(O)- An interesting play on what I would call, a funky wild meets a citrus forward pale ale

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Photo of dar482
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The aroma has bright lemons, funk, tartness, apple, fruits.

The flavor follows of that lemon in the front, lots of tartness peaches, apricot, then a really strong funky note of horse blanket and socks.

A wonderfully delicious brew and that funk is really exceptional.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a hazed golden yellow with a small amount of tight white head and moderate lacing. Nose is very nice, faint leathery brett, a hint of grain, and huge tropical fruit notes. Mango, tangerine, and subtle peach. Taste follows suit, extremely juicy tropical fruits, very light leathery brett, mild acidity in the back. The mangos and tangerine are strong, a bit of bitterness is a very aggressively carbonated beer with a light body. Reminds me a little bit of HF Juicy.

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Photo of champ103
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared with tjmodica.

A: Pours a hazed golden/orange color. A bubbly one finger white head forms, and recedes in a second. Light lace is left behind.
S: Some basement like funk up front. Fruity esters come next, then more fruity hoppy aromas. The full spectrum, from orange peal, lemon zest, to grapefruit and even some passion fruits. Really nice.
T: Like the nose, a beautiful basement/cellar like funk that is very earthy. Very light oak flavors. Fruity esters and hops come next. Orange rind, lemon zest, and a grapefruit punch.
M/D: A light to medium body. Perfectly carbonated. So crisp, dry and effervescent. Though incredibly smooth at the same time. Very easy to drink. I would love to keep coming back to this again and again.

The Brett and hops work perfectly here. Not to mention the wonderfully dry and crisp body. All around excellent.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to ablackshear for this beer!

375ml bottle sealed with pressure cap and green wax.

poured into crooked stave tulip glass.

Appearance: slightly hazy pale straw yellow bodied beer. 2 full fingers of bone white head with so really good staying power. Thick lacing all over the glass. Head drops to a thick cap that never really goes away.

Smell: Smells of fruity brett and also smells rather juicy. Funk and yeast are also very noticable. Lots of tropical fruits like pineapples, mangos, and papaya. Rotten hay and wheat malts. Hops are slightly dank and slightly catty and musty. Sweet citrus thats orange like. There something in the aroma that I cant quite pick out from the aroma of this beer.

Taste: This beer is almost moderately sweet; its a combination of tangerines and fruity / earthy brett flavors. Not much bitterness from the hops in this beer which surprises me. Lemons are fairly strong in this beer as it warms up. Light tropical fruits mostly mango and pineapples. Hint of concentrated urine and dank cattiness. Slightly sweet malts. Slightly floral. Green apples offers a surprising amount of tartness. Man there is alot going on in this beer.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low to almost moderate carbonation level.The carbonation is soft and creamy. Almost gets to the level of being semi-dry, but it is a bit lower than semi-dry.

Overall: Really interesting beer. The brett is so massively fruity that is really pushing my limits on the amount of brett in a beer. Its another good crooked stave beer. Very different and very unique.

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Photo of popery
3.15/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a yellowish, goldish orange color. Quite cloudy. Medium-sized white head. Lots of fine bubbles. Seems to be pretty sticky. Nice enough looking. The aroma is ok. Mostly funk and sour with some hops in the background. There's some nice depth to the funk. Some solid oak comes through. Dusty. Unfortunately, the messiness of the flavor also starts to emerge, though it doesn't really take over until you hit the taste. (Edit: as the beer warms, the diacetyl becomes increasingly prominent in the aroma. Unfortunate.) The citrus hop flavor tries to push it toward a citrus-y sourness but doesn't quite get there. The taste is a big step down. Pretty much from the get go, it has a grainy sourness with a bile note and a bunch of diacetyl. This beer might improve with time as the brett eats away at the buttery flavor. I just think that pedio got a hold of this one, and it wasn't given enough time to clean up. Fairly tart. Some mild hop bitterness. Full mouthfeel. Medium pucker. I don't understand the ratings on this one. It reminds me of the diacetyl-heavy sours from Ale Industries. I love CS, but this is a mess that they threw some hops on top of. Also, this is becoming an increasingly common problem among American sours, and it's terribly disappointing.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

opened side-by-side with the batch 60 re-release that happened instead of the primitif release. enjoyed progenitor from the 13 cellar reserve teku and the 60 from a what the funk wine glass. confirmed...these are the same beer.

a - an almost neon orange yellow with a generous froth off cream colored head that left some nice streaks of lace on the on the glass. murky and cloudy to the light, but glowing. some visible carbonation bubbles could be seen dancing to the surface.

s - nose is a wonderful smartie sweet tart egginess. the dry hop also shows itself as an almost tropicana oj vibe of bitterness on the tail of the scent.

t/m/o - as with the first round of batch 60, really a wonderful brew. sweet tart sour that tickles your taste buds like candy. crisp and refreshing. one of my favorite stave beers. really just spot on. i hope that they continue to release this periodically as it is so nice to have that freshish batch 60 again. excited to have a few progenitors and a few batch 60 re-release/re-brew. although i did prefer the name primitif, i'll live as long as the elixir is this good!

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Photo of Stevedore
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle, labeled Batch 60 on the back. Thanks to Mark for sending me this one as an extra. Cheers man! Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 3/30/2014.

App- Similar to the other saisons I've had from CS. Pours with an orange-amber body, effervescent 1.5 finger head with good retention and seemingly random splotches of lacing as the drink gets consumed over time. Looks good, but again very typical of CS's other saisons.

Smell- Very tart, lots of lemon zest, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and a bit of vinegar, orange peel, a bit of sweet biscuit. A small bit of Brett earthiness. Smells an awful lot like grapefruit juice which certainly does work for me here. Definitely on the citrusy side overall.

Flavour- Very tart with a very nice grapefruit juice acidity that literally dances on my palate. Sour quotient is about 5/10 so very pleasant and not heart-burn inducing. Very citrus-forward with grapefruit notes, lemon zest and a bit of funky, rotten orange peel. This is a beer that most clearly evokes the descriptor "citrus saison" for me.

Mouthfeel- Good body that is medium bodied but well carbonated. Feels light on the palate. This beer would be even better if it was a 80 degree night and I was drinking this on the balcony. Very refreshing and crisp. Finish is dry and citrusy, lingering grapefruit bitterness and acidity. I could drink 3-4 of these bottles right now.

Overall- Really a very well done dry hopped saison/wild ale. Literally tastes like a dry complex grapefruit juice, which is really striking the spot for me right now. I love how refreshingly easy this beer is to drink. Crooked Stave should make this at least a spring/summer seasonal beer because I would happily come back to this over and over again.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter from tap at the brewery the day after its draft release. Pours a cloudy golden orange with thick fluffy white head. I love a cloudy brew.
aromas of tart citrus and apple with lots of brett character. Taste of citrus fruit..pineapple orange apple...so nice.
its pretty tart and nicely dry.
At $10 pour it was pricey but glad to try it since I won't be around for the bottle release next week at the same price.
as always.. a fantastic brew from crooked stave.

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Photo of Zach136
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed 6/27/15

Appearance: Moderate clarity gold, thin head.

Aroma: Touch of funk and nose-hair tingling acidity.

Flavor: Nice moderate acidity and fruity hop. More barn-y funk than most CS brews at this point.

Mouthfeel: Bone dry and refreshing.

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Photo of peensteen
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%

Hazed orange colour, ring of white head, no lace. Smell is musty, lots of brett and tropical fruit, nice hoppy presence as well, a nice mix of juicy and musty. Taste is a nice mix of tart and subtle sour flavours, a bit of lemon acidity and tropical fruits, funky and lightly bitter. Medium carbonation, dry medium body. Solid stuff, incredibly drinkable, something that would be easy to drink in large quantities, first beer from Crooked Stave did not disappoint.

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Photo of beergoot
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Soft and cloudy golden hued body with highly animated carbonation with a thin yet foamy, lasting white head. Intense citrus aroma; pineapple, mandarin orange, lime; earthy, yeasty funk a bit later; touch of phenols. Juicy, mouthwatering flavors reflecting what the smell promises with an additional element of red grapefruit. Mouthfeel is dry, tart and puckering; medium light and airy.

I have little experience with wild ales but I know what I like. This has to be one of the most interesting of any style I've had in ages. The aroma and flavors nearly stun with power and punch, all in a most satisfying manner. Dry, fruity and incredibly unique and satisfying.

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Photo of jegross2
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing Wild Wild Brett Batch 60, a dry hopped sour ale from the Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project out of Denver, Colorado.

Score: 96

2013 vintage bottle served in a Kate the Great tulip/snifter and enjoyed on 03/01/15.

Appearance: Pours a clean, orange-copper color with nice glow when held up to light. A thin fizzy off-white layer of head from the pour quickly dissipates. 4/5

Smell: A strong, juicy odor of orange and tangerine citrus explodes from the glass. Notes of lemon, pineapple, a kiss of brett and a mild lacto character too. Really lovely, and reminisce of Dry Hopped L'Brett D'or. The nose is absolutely divine. 5/5

Taste: Like the nose, the taste is loaded with sour citrus flavors and a finish that is heavier on the brett/lacto than what was present in the nose. Notes of pineapple, oranges, peach, and apricot upfront. A little lasting funk on the finish. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, nice carbonation. Very dry finish. A bit sour, but mild on the acidity relative to its profile. 4.5/5

Overall: Now over a year old, the citrus/stone fruit aromatics/flavors of this beer really shine and the buttery diacetyl character that was pungently present fresh is totally gone. Drink 'em if you got 'em.

Cost: $10 for a 375 ml bottle.

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Photo of spoony
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 375 ml bottle (labeled...Batch 60, no date) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces about one and one-half fingers of dense, white head. The retention is less than a minute and there is only a hint of fine lacing on the glass. The beer is quite hazy and is a bright, apricot-like color. Very little carbonation is visible.

S-The aroma is tart mixture of juicy orange citrus, pineapple, peach, and white grape. The brett comes through more as a floral, fruity mixture than as truly funky (floral notes aided by the dry-hopping, no doubt). Tartness is high and the brew has a sort of must aroma. Pretty nice.

T-The taste tracks the smell, but provides a bit more complexity and more fruit flavors. I taste juicy tangerine/orange, peach, musty white grape, and pineapple. Once again, the brett is subdued and floral instead of outright funky or barnyardy. The lemony acidity is pretty high...this is a sour beer.

M-The feel is medium body with a fine, slightly creamy carbonation. The acidic tartness lingers on the palate.

O-I really enjoyed the first half of this bottle and was thinking it might be one of my favorite CS beers, but my love affair faded a bit by the last drop. Nevertheless, this is a very good and complex sour beer. I would take this all day over the Hop Savant varietals or regular L'Brett D'Or. I think this beer is more complex and I like the fruit profile better here than with those two brews. A very solid beer.

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Photo of Damian
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap
Served in a stemmed glass

The hazy, lemon yellow liquid was topped by small white head that quickly dissolved. No lacing whatsoever.

The aroma was deeply complex and displayed many qualities of a traditional gueuze. Super funky and musty with lots of wet hay and barnyard character. Strong, tart lemony notes came through as well. Quite oaky.

Like the nose, the flavor was also remarkably gueuze-like. Bright, lemony notes led things off and were followed by an intensely musty, barnyard-like presence. Super funky and earthy. The beer was anchored by a pale, crackery malt base. Lots of oak and acidity on the finish. The lemon notes and the sourness intensified with time but never overwhelmed the other the more subtle flavors. Dry, tannic, oaky notes came through on the finish.

The mouthfeel was soft and plush with a fine, mellow effervescence. Once the liquid settled on the palate, it turned smooth and creamy.

Crooked Stave's WWB Batch 60 is an amazingly dynamic beer that is funkier and more complex than most traditional gueuzes. I will definitely make a point to seek out more beers from this brewery.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to blue_bleeder for the bottle.

Appearance: Hazy straw yellow/dark gold with a small bright-white head. Loose and slightly bubbly collar with a spotty cap. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: So much Brett. Lemon zest. Spicy and funky yeast abounds. Damp and earthy with some fresh grass and hay. Fruity with a backing yeasty spice. Pineapple, mango, green apple, and even peach. Tropical and funky, almost like it was hit with a moasaic dryhop. Some esters and a solid biscuity/doughy malt backbone. Definitely bready. A touch sweet from the pale light malts.

Taste: A bit more more tart than the nose indicates. Powdery yeast is light and throws a decent ester collection. Fruity with a slight spicy ester as well. Layers of soft fruit, some vague tropical fruit, but it's mostly lemon flesh. Lightly sweet and a touch bready. Some pale malt sweetness to balance it all out. Powdery and yeasty in good measure. A touch of leather. A nice balance and blend. Brett is solid and adds the typical earthy funky elements.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with a moderate carbonation. Wet up front with a slightly drier clean finish.

Overall: Gun-slinging for more soon.

Damn you Crooked Stave and your hard to obtain magic.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Consumed 3/25/14

Appearance: Hazy gold with some light orange, tangerine tones - some nice clarity around the edges - pours with a medium-sized, off-white head - leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Potent, pungent Brett - truly a ridiculous amount of Brett funk - some barnyard aromas, with a touch of lemon - some nice citrus from the dry-hopping - floral citrus - some straight-up sour, with acidic and lactic notes - remarkably aromatic - I haven't been this dumbfounded by an aroma in quite some time

Taste: Hoppy and sour with a ton of Brett - moderately sour, with some tartness - lemon, green apple, and some white grapes - some nice hops, with citrus that interacts in some strange ways with the funk - plenty of Brett - finishes with some grass, some acidity, and some bright tartness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, tart but not puckering, nice carbonation

Overall: We are the wild Brett

This beer is fairly ridiculous on a couple of levels. It's extremely aromatic with some really interesting flavors. There are a number of components of this beer, and they work together oddly well. This is a gem worth seeking out.

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Photo of denver10
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden orange with a white head. Aroma is funky with some barnyard and a good dose of pineapple, some bread, floral and fruity of the citric and slight tropical nature. Quality aroma but have tried enough hoppy wild ales at this point that this one doesn't stand out amongst the group. Does stand up to the field though. Flavor is funky, lots of citrus that starts out juicy and closes out sweet (orange and clementine), a little pine, floral and dry woodiness in the finish. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, thinking these hoppy wild ales could be considered their own sub-category and glad for their presence. Even happier that so many Colorado breweries are leading the way with the style and doing such a great job with it. Great beer from CS here, gonna have to do a side by side with their Hop Savant to choose which hoppy wild ale I prefer from them.

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WWB Batch 60 from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
94 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.