Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Rouge" - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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Reviews by pkeigs:
3.75/5 rDev -3.4%
I love how this beer pours, has a slight pink note, and like a pink lemonade looking head. Smells of Brett, tropical fruit, little barnyard, I pick out rosehips, hawthorne berries, and hibiscus. Swirling it gives me a little more brett, I expect this beer to have a little sourness, but it has some mid palate, that fades to a nice clean/dry finish. The brett is once again the primary focus, little to no hop aromatics, a little spice, but a whole lot of complexity in the yeast. This beer is going to age fantastic, the brett is just going to continue to develop into tropical fruit, pineapple, mango and the like. I am really excited for these beers, and can't wait until his barrel aged blonde comes out!
08-02-2011 15:59:50 | More by pkeigs
More User Reviews:
3.35/5 rDev -13.7%
750ml bottle, batch 6/11, bottle 346/1600. Pours a clear light pinkish copper with a huge creamy pink-white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet fruits (cherry), perfumey floral spices and dry brett.
The flavor is pretty mellow - some overripe fruit, musty leather, and some dry brett and slight sourness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation and is a bit watery.
Overall, interesting, but a little too reserved for me. I definitely look forward to future beers.
08-30-2011 05:33:21 | More by Beaver13
3.95/5 rDev +1.8%
A wonderful story of brett, my love. A good sour, where the bitterness of rose hips and herbs that go into these teas only add to the story. Rouge is red but this baby was cloudy peachy coloured. Smooth for a sour, more of a tart ale. Bottle 1180 out of 1600. Good drinkability and introduction to these guys.
thanks jmbh for this and all the sours.
02-20-2012 19:14:58 | More by Sammy
3.63/5 rDev -6.4%
Big thanks goes out to Charles for sharing this one at the Down South Beer Tasting while aasher was in town to visit! Bottle #1316 of 3000! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured orage with a minimal white head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, funk, earth, tart, and subtle earthy funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, funk, tart, fruit, and wood. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Ovearll this was a decent brew. With a name like this, I was honestly expecting to be kicked in the face with Brett... However, this did not happen. I was a little letdown by this fact if I am honest. However, this was a nicely balanced brew that let you know Brett was present, but it wasn't the star of the show. Worth trying if you get the chance, but that is about it.
10-11-2011 18:59:52 | More by thagr81us
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
Thanks to BeermmanuelLewis for this beer. Cheers!
Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a mahogany color. About a finger of white head is achieved that dissipates at a moderate pace leaving nice lacing.
Smell – Quite a bit of floral notes, slight tartness, a bit of barnyard funk, lemon zest, oak, and wet hay.
Taste – Quite similar to the nose. A nice brett flavor mixed with the wet hay and other barnyard funk. The floral notes form the aroma are prominent. Just a hint of lemon zest, not very sour, and just a bit of other citrus flavors.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, finishes dry.
Overall – An interesting “American Wild Ale” though not one I’d have again. I wish it was a bit more tart and sour.
10-07-2011 01:17:56 | More by SpdKilz
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
Tart, sweet aroma, floral and herbal with an underlying lemon twang. A little simple and clean on the palate, but prickly and medium bodied. Funky and a touch fruity. An entirely solid, drinkable, likeable, if not entirely awe-inspiring beverage. Looking forward to cracking my bottle.
09-27-2011 04:38:28 | More by errantnight
3.93/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
12-06-2012 03:42:28 | More by DavoleBomb
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
Thanks to drabmuh for sharing this bottle. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.
Pours a cloudy amber color with a large, lasting off-white head that eventually falls and leaves a few rings of lacing on the sides of the glass.
The nose brings some light barnyard and earth notes. Some cherry and light floral character in the background. Flavor has mild Brett, a touch of fruit, and a very light perfume element.
Flavor sticks around for awhile, coating the palate with a light funk, followed by a touch of bitterness on the way to a dry finish. Body is light with good carbonation.
Probably my least-favorite of the series. I didn't get enough of the additives and the Brett wasn't super forward. I liked all the components, but would have preferred for something to push forward to the front.
04-22-2012 16:36:15 | More by Thorpe429
Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Rouge" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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