St. Bretta (Winter) - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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Reviews by 4DAloveofSTOUT:
3.99/5 rDev +2.8%
thanks to ablackshear for this beer!
poured into a wine stem.
Appearance: black bodied beer with thick cap of khaki colored head. drops down to a thin ring around the glass.
Smell: sweet dark malts that are not roasty, they smell of a mellow sweetness. Chocolates maybe? Kind of fruity? Cant quite place that aroma... Sweet oranges are found in the aroma for sure. Lacto notes of cheesy funk.
Taste: Mild tartness. Oranges and lacto funk that actually complement each other nicely. A mid chocolatey sweetness that is kind of interesting. Sweet tarts brand candies. A general fruitiness to this beer as well. A good balance of all these flavors. decent complexity as well.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low moderate carbonation levels. Finish is dry just like all 3 other seasons of the St. Bretta series. Carbonation is slightly creamy and delicate. Drinks at it ABV.
Overall: Very unique beer, I have not tasted anything like beer before. For this final installment of the St bretta series for 2013, I gotta admit I didnt expect much of this beer and really wasnt all that interested in trying it. I felt a dark wild beer brewed with citrus was a little off beat. After trying this beer, it is a beer that I am glad that I had the oppurtunity to try. It was better than expected and has some unique flavors and aromas that I havent encountered before. Nicely balanced beer that had enough complexity to keep it interesting. Solid all around, but nothing that is over the top or mind blowing.
04-27-2014 14:04:44 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
More User Reviews:
4.43/5 rDev +14.2%
poured into a tulip glass after aging a bit
appearance - dark brown on the pour with very little lacing.
Smell - roasty malts up front and i get some coffee and chocolates
Taste - super tart up front which leads into a sweet citrus taste to be complimented with malts and tart at the end
Mouthfeel - lots of acidity up front, but finished quite sweet
overall - by far my favorite seasonal st. bretta after letting them all age. this one had so much going on, that I found each sip different
05-05-2014 21:20:27 | More by beatenbyjacks
3.55/5 rDev -8.5%
Dark brown, thin head that leaves just a few islands floating on the surface.
Very odd scent. Musty and tart, with a bit of sour milk. Light citrus. It's unappealing.
Thankfully, the tart and citrus are more pronounced in the flavor. Juicy and sour. A hint of dark roasted malt.
Mouthfeel is on the thin side of medium, as is the carbonation.
Overall, very meh. It's hard to get past the strange smells spouting from it.
05-07-2014 01:45:37 | More by Vonerichs
3.31/5 rDev -14.7%
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.
A thick chestnut brown malt color out of the bottle, and fills with a very dark mahogany brown and a bit of faint red. Barely a finger of tan head, leaving a thin collar. Looks a bit like a weak oud bruine.
Weak and subtle nose. Strange whipped milk chocolate, and brett like lemon dryness. Kind of subtle and not very distinct.
Palate is a bit lifeless particularly in the mouthfeel. Extremely wet bodied, and almost seltzery. Slightly juiced flavors and quality save it a bit, with hints of citrus orange and almost fruit punch. Minimal malt sweetness and a moderate acid. Not really much going on.
Overall it's not terrible, but really not that great either with not much for me to say.
06-15-2014 22:22:44 | More by smakawhat
4.13/5 rDev +6.4%
A: The beer is close to being jet black in color—only slight traces of dark brown are present near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a short off whit head that died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose along with notes of orange citrus.
T: The initial taste starts off like a Belgian Dark Ale but is sour and has notes of oranges towards the back end that lingers through the finish along with the sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't initially look like a wild ale from the appearance, but once you taste it you start getting the sour flavors from the brett. The orange aromas and flavors add an interesting touch.
06-28-2014 17:05:55 | More by metter98
St. Bretta (Winter) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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