Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Rouge" - Crooked Stave Brewery and Taproom
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3.53/5 rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a deep reddish amber color, opaque cloudy. The bottle gushed quite a bit, and the beer initially had a big fizzy head. The bubbles dissipated quickly, leaving behind no lacing and just a very thin ring. The aroma has brett funk and dull malt on top of the mix of citric floral flavors. It doesn't really come together and everything is a bit drab. The brett flavor is the best part and lends some nice tropical fruit and earthy, spicy flavors. The taste is quite similar. Nice funk but the beer just seems washed out to me. It's lightly tart and quite dry. The fruit and floral flavors come out some but they have little depth. It's all just a bit too clean. Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is a bit fizzy. This review feels somewhat harsh. I actually mostly like the beer, but the flavors are just sorta shallow. I think it really could have used some bacteria in the mix.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2013 23:54:49 | More by popery
4.28/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed this in the line at Crooked Stave on Sunday.
Appears a peachy red color that quickly has some sediment sink to the bottom. The color has a mysterious mirky tint, that I thought really resembled what I thought this beer might be like.
Smell was the highlight for me of this brew. I found the aroma to be cherry, which is ironic since that isnt in the bottle. The rose aroma came through loud and clear to me.
Taste was a little disappointing, but still strong for a beer with this age on it. Cherry, nuts, perfume, cranberry, and nutmeg were the flavors I took the most. Just a hint of spice, which I really, really liked.
Overall, a nice brew. I would have loved to try this fresh. Worth trying if you like cherry sours!
Serving type: on-tap
05-22-2013 01:02:42 | More by bitterbeerguy
3.99/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle opened on 2.12.13
A - Gusher! Pours a very hazy reddish brown with a very fizzy light tan head that fades very fast.
S - Rose, floral, tart, hibicus.
T - Tart gentle floral with a rose push.
D - Good carbonation with a lighter body.
O - Floral, subtle funk, rose, nice and smooth, dry.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2013 06:41:08 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.93/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a tulip AND a weizen glass. Why two glasses? The answer is that is gushed like a mf'er and I needed another the weizen glass to salvage. Batch 6/11 and bottle #498 of 1600.
2.5 A: Murky reddish peach color. Fizzy peach colored head falls quickly.
3.5 S: Interesting nose. Brett funk is only moderate in strength, but it does give a nice outdoorzy component including wet hay, grass, apple orchard, and a dirty earthiness. Beyond that there is herbs and fruits. I assume what I am smelling are the rose hips, hibiscus, and hawthorn berries, but I'd be lying if I said I had any idea what those smell like. Otherwise, there is a touch of caramel, a touch of roast, some apple and grapey fruitiness, and a bit of peppery spiciness.
4.0 T: Taste is very good. Not as "wild" as I'd like, but well balanced and insanely drinkable. Outdoorzy funk leads the way again in the form of hay, wet grass, apple orchard, etc...(see above). A lot more of the herbal character comes out in the taste though. Potent, though well integrated, it's just the way I like it. Lots of fruitiness as well. A ton of apple with grape, plum, raisin, and a slice of orange. Again the malts are toasty with some caramel. Heavy, savory richness which is a bit strange given the brett involved, but I couldn't imagine it being better any other way. Huge "brett" finish.
4.0 M: Despite the gushing, the carbonation is fine. Heavier medium body. Lots of creaminess. Good here.
4.5 D: Very tasty beer that is far too easy to drink. I haven't had a lot of CS yet, but what I have had has been great.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2012 03:42:28 | More by DavoleBomb
Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Rouge" from Crooked Stave Brewery and Taproom
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