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WWB Batch 60 - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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WWB Batch 60WWB Batch 60

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

286 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 74
Gots: 41 | FT: 6
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)
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Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

nickfl, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Saudereth, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of jriggins6
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

jriggins6, Apr 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

AlexChillton, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Brob245
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - poured from a 375 ml bottle. Light amber milky color with little to no lacing.

Smell - nice tart aroma with a slight funk.

Taste - tart from the beginning with citrus notes including lemon and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel - nice mouthfeel, overall light with a tartness that lingers.

Overall - this would be a refreshing beer for a hot summers day. Very good in my opinion and I will certainly look for more. Great job again Crooked Stave.

Brob245, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Cynic-ale, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

sfr26, Apr 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

doremite, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

sirsteve42, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of Damian
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Damian, Apr 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

MrDarcy, Apr 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

RKing44, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Zaphog, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Stevedore, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of paul_db
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had my buddy bring me back a bottle from his work trip back home.

Poured into a snifter… very low carb. You can smell a lil bit of the lemon and hops.

Taste was very balanced out, from lemon, almost a bit of a grape fruit tang, some hops. None of the flavors were bold or overpowering which for some might be a 'minus' but for me I liked it.

Great wild ale… enjoyed it quite a bit.

paul_db, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

jampics2, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Janeinma, Mar 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Janis_Hoplin, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

portia99, Mar 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Great-Pyrebeers, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

PEIhop, Mar 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

joshwith, Mar 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Kevin_Young, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Goblinmunkey7, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of angrybabboon
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

angrybabboon, Mar 26, 2014
WWB Batch 60 from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
97 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.