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

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St. Bretta (Winter)St. Bretta (Winter)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

105 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LotsofLupulin on 01-31-2014)
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Reviews by 4DAloveofSTOUT:
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 14:04:44 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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JRendon02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle picked up locally, enjoyed from a stemless snifter wine glass. Brew poured a deep brown almost black. Thin bubbly cap that didn't hang out long. Nose is dark sour brett and vinegar. Big tart flavor. Burgundy sour. Big mouth pucker, one of the more sour crooked stave brews I have tried. Vinegar. Overall not a bad brew but very different than the other bretta seasons I have tried. Glad to have tried but not really my bag, some of their dark sours I love, this was a bit too much for me.

Serving type: bottle

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an opaque black with a creamy, thin khaki head that recedes quickly.

S: Strong aromas of funky wild yeast, oak, cider vinegar, must, citrus, and dark chocolate fill the nose.

T: Notes of cider vinegar, sea salt, oak, must, wild yeast funk, cream, dark chocolate, roasted grain, black currants, black cherries, plums, lemon zest, and blood orange fill the mouth. The finish is sharp with an odd, yet pleasing juxtaposition of oak, vinegar, and dark chocolate.

M: Moderately full in body and dry. Carbonation is spritzy on the entry, but mellows to reveal smooth, creamy sensations in the mouth.

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wethorseblanket

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3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch 5 - 2014. 375ml capped bottle.

A: Pours a very dark brown with reddish highlights under a quarter-inch thick tan head which fades to a thin cap and rim leaving spots of lace.

N: Sour and tannic, lemon citrus zest, slightly bretty.

T: Sour oranges, oak tannic bite, barnyard brett, fruity, faintly basalmic.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Finishes orange fruits and astringent/acidic tannins.

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