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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

128 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
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3.61/5  rDev -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.

cosmicevan, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Ben7773, Mar 05, 2014
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Cynic-ale, May 23, 2014
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williamjbauer, May 11, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

beatenbyjacks, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Schlafly33, Jul 14, 2014
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acurtis, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Tyrus, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

JRendon02, Jul 30, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Vonerichs, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Bunuelian, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

blindpiggie, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

GRG1313, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

tarheels4life23, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

dangelop, Sep 06, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

smakawhat, Jun 15, 2014
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St. Bretta (Winter) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
87 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.