1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

St. Bretta (Winter) - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

Not Rated.
St. Bretta (Winter)St. Bretta (Winter)

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

170 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 170
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 10
Gots: 23 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: LotsofLupulin on 01-31-2014

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 170 | Reviews: 24
Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy murky brown color with off-white head. Funk, tartness, citrus, and oak on the nose; follows onto the palate. Some dark fruits emerge on the finsish, but ultimately ends tart and dry.

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Funky and tart. Nice amount of oak with a citrus finish.

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of babaracas
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2014 batch 6. Pours a mostly clear but quite dark brown / red / black with instafade fizzy white head, like a one bubble thin ring sticks. Smell: oaky, musty, leather, cola and dark fruit notes. It's nice, a little subdued. Taste: tart citrus blast like sour orange and lime, into lactic and grainy middle with candy-like sour cherry and berry, finishing more earthy and acetic with a bit of an herb-ed goat cheese aspect to the finish. A little steely, a little quick on the palate. Definitely shows off brett. Worth a try.

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OntheLambic
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kermitthefrayer
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ahbithwabm
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of polishkaz
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFC21
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not really a wild/sour fan but I found this one to be decent. Certainly the brett dominates but the darker malts and citrus provide some balance. Super dry finish reminiscent of dry red wine. Overall, an approachable beer if you are just beginning to test the waters in the wild/sour ale category.

Photo of potion
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrand2621
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BMMillsy
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Tipples, noted 2014 Batch 6 on the bottle. Pours dark brown with a very small off white head. Aroma of citrus peel and lots of Brett, light roast. Flavor follows with bretty tart citrus peel, light roast (hey just like the smell), dry body and oaky. Finishes dry with medium carbonation, tart zesty mouthfeel. Overall decent but really enjoyed the Summer version much better. The darker/roast just doesn't work for me with sour or tart flavors.

Photo of timotao
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beersgud
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZaxGhost
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RayReed522
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Devman171
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stephensinner
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Murky dark brown with an amber tint that is revealed when held up to light. No head retention. Aroma is Brett,citrus,and a tart red wine note mingled together. The Brett dominates the palate but the citrus lingers after the fade. The mouth is dry,crisp and refreshing.

Photo of Jamato14
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
St. Bretta (Winter) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
87 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.