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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

121 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 6
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)
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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

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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.

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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.
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St. Bretta (Winter) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
87 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.